Community Service Archive

Past Community Service Outreach

Hope Community Foundation

FSLSO staff has donated their time to assist with the Hope Community Foundation, which falls under the Big Bend Coalition for the Homeless. Hope Community provides counseling and training to transition homeless individuals and families into permanent homesteads. Staff assisted with the construction of bunkbeds and readying a new wing for future program residents. Also, members of the FSLSO staff work in teams to purchase, cook, and serve dinner to the residents of Hope Community on a quarterly basis and “adopted” families for Christmas.


The Dale Pullen Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament

For 17 years, the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) continued its support of community activities by hosting an annual charity golf tournament each year during the month of April in memory of Dale Pullen, son of FSLSO Executive Director, Gary Pullen. Dale lost his life in an automobile accident in February 2000, which inspired family and friends to promote seatbelt safety throughout the community through the “Buckle Up for Dale” campaign.

Along with the “Buckle Up For Dale” campaign, the Pullen family also organized a scholarship fund in loving memory of Dale. The Dale Pullen Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the urging of family friends wanting to create a lasting tribute that would allow Dale’s love of music to continue through the lives of other talented students. FSLSO's staff organized and hosted an annual golf tournament, with assistance from non-profit Leon Friends of Music, to raise funds in support of the scholarship awards given to local high school students. 

Annual golf tournaments concluded in 2017. The funds raised and managed by the Community Foundation of North Florida provide a scholarship fund in Dale’s name, awarded annually.   

Dale Pullen Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament

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Other Past Community Service

The FSLSO staff provided volunteer hours to community activities such as 9/11 Day of Service (hosted by Holland & Knight).

The office also provided monetary or in-kind contributions to community activities such as Stockings for Soldiers, Relay for Life, Veterans’ Village, Big Bend Hospice, American Heart Walk, Breast Cancer Rally for a Cure, Hurricane Relief opportunities (sponsored families), and March of Dimes Wine Fest and Auction.



Hope Community Foundation

Relay for Life

Elf Night

Dale Pullen Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament

Ice Bowl Benefiting Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Organizations We've Supported

  • Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend
  • Emergency Care Help Organization (ECHO)
  • Second Harvest of the Big Bend
  • Sleep in Heavenly Peaces
  • Hope Community Foundation
  • The Dale Pullen Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament
  • Relay for Life
  • Big Bend Hospice
  • Leon County Humane Society
  • Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare for a Cure
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Tallahassee Community College ONE campaign
  • Stockings for Soldiers
  • Veterans' Village
  • American Heart Walk
  • Breast Cancer Rally for a Cure
  • March of Dimes Wine Fest and Auction
  • Hurricane relief opportunities