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Former House Speaker Allan Bense

Makes $10,000 Donation to the LEAD Coalition

Panama City, Fla. – The Lead Coalition of Bay County announced today that local businessman and former Florida House Speaker, Allan Bense, will make a $10,000 donation to the LEAD Coalition of Bay County.

After discussions with LEAD leadership about their goals for 2021, Bense committed to make his sizable donation. This generous gift adds to those made this fall by Gayle Littleton and others, bringing the total amount raised since October to over $35,000.

“LEAD plays such a critical role in our community,” said Bense. “They have made a dramatic difference in the lives of our at-risk youth and made our entire community a better place to live. Having lived here all my life, it is truly heartening to see how LEAD shows our youth there is hope and there is a way to a better life for each of them. I am blessed to be able to help LEAD achieve their financial goals this year, and I look forward to watching them continue to serve those among us in the most need.”