William “Bill” Halaby, III Appointed to the Take Stock in Children of Florida Board of Directors

William “Bill” Halaby, III was appointed to the Take Stock in Children of Florida state board of directors during its January 2024 board meeting. Take Stock’s state board of directors provides governance and strategic direction to enhance Take Stock’s network of over 45 affiliates.

Mr. Halaby is an attorney with Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. Halaby has over a decade of experience representing private equity firms and public and private companies in a broad range of transactional matters, including acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, venture and growth equity investments, business combinations, and securities offerings.

Founded in 1995 as a Florida nonprofit organization by business and community leaders, Take Stock in Children has empowered nearly 42,000 at-risk students from low-income backgrounds to break the cycle of poverty through education by providing scholarships, mentorship, and hope. Mr. Halaby, having graduated from the Lee County Take Stock in Children program, is passionate about the transformational power of education and the mission of Take Stock. Aided by Take Stock, Mr. Halaby earned an undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and later completed a Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago.

“The Take Stock in Children of Florida will greatly benefit from Mr. Halaby’s business experience and passion for our program,” said Jillian Hasner, President and CEO of Take Stock in Children of Florida. “There is nothing more gratifying than seeing our Take Stock program graduates succeed and return to empower the next generation of Take Stock students.” 

A St. Petersburg, Florida resident, Mr. Halaby also serves his greater Tampa Bay community as a volunteer mentor.