Harford County Bar Foundation has appointed Jennifer L. Vido executive director. Vido previously served as development director of the Bel Air-based foundation.
As executive director, Vido markets the foundation’s services to targeted populations and the public; implements and staffs brief advice clinics and seminars; seeks grant funding to support programs and plans; and implements fundraising activities, such as the annual Kentucky Derby party and the upcoming Cocktails & Conversation author event in November.
Vido is a published author, columnist and social media specialist. She has written three books: “Par for the Course,” “Country Clubbed” and “Murder by the Minutes” and is the book editor for Momtrends Media.
A former French teacher, she has taught at the junior high and high school levels in Ohio, Georgia and Maryland including The John Carroll School in Bel Air.
Active in the community, Vido served 10 years on the Harford County Public Library board of trustees in a variety of roles including chair and vice chair and led the human resources and marketing committees. She also founded the Harford Out-of-the House Book Club for moms.
For the past 15 years, Vido has been an active volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation and has served on the national board of directors since 2013.
As a national spokesperson, Vido has been featured by Lifetime Television, Redbook, Health Monitor, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Healthguru.com and Arthritis Today.
She hosted the Jennifer Vido Author Dinner for Arthritis from 2006-15 and served as president of the Rheumatoid Arthritis Alliance Leadership Group from 2011-13. She received the Personal Achievement Award-Maryland from the Arthritis Foundation in 2005.
Vido holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University.
“Harford County Bar Foundation provides a valuable service to help those in need of legal advice in Harford and Cecil counties,” Vido said. “My hope is that we can increase our programs and offerings to be an even greater resource in the future.”
The Harford County Bar Foundation was established in 1991 to increase pro bono services and to provide educational resources to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance in family law, housing, bankruptcy, consumer, foreclosure, and estates and trust.
For more information, visit www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org.