Advocacy is a way of life for Yale Freeman who has also assumed the role of advocate for those less fortunate in our community.
Most recently, he served on the Board of Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County, Board of Collier Harvest and previously served on the Board of the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida for ten years, including three years as president. He also served on the Board of the United Way of Collier County, and supported the Collier County American Cancer Society.
A Naples Illustrated profile of Mr. Freeman (click link to left) speaks of his commitment to his community.
In addition, he contributes to a wide range of community and professional organizations, as well as various worthy causes.
Yale conceptualized and organized a flash mob to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer “Put On Your Pink Bra” campaign to end breast cancer. He brought 16 other Naples law firms on board for the big event to raise awareness and garner support for ACS.
SERVICE TO COMMUNITY (1995-present)
Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County (President 2019-2020)
Collier Harvest (Board Member 2015; Vice President 2016-2017)
Temple Shalom (President 2012-2014; Board of Trustees 2015 - 2020)
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida (President, Executive Director, Vice Chair of Capital Campaign)
United Way of Collier County (Board Member)
American Cancer Society (Volunteer & Special Projects)
Local Chair of Annual Award Ceremony honoring the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (2015), U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens-retired (2012), and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (2011)
Jewish Federation of Collier County (Board Member)
Jewish Family Services - Executive Committee (Board Member)
Pine Ridge Civic Association (President)
Alliance for Community Response (Co-founder)
Naples Daily News “25 Over 50 Awards” (November 2017) honoring leaders who continue to leave an imprint with their professional achievements, philanthropic missions and leadership abilities
Naples Illustrated profile (April 2013) speaks of Mr. Freeman’s commitment to our community
Special Public Defender Dade County, Florida 1973 – 1994