Orlando Lawyer and UCF Professor Builds School In Cambodia
Kay Wolf followed her dream and helped fund the construction of The FordHarrison School
A local attorney and professor in the Executive and Professional Program at UCF, Kay Wolf, raised over $86,000 to build and equip a school in Cambodia. With her firm, FordHarrison LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, fully supporting the initiative, she was able to complete construction of the school in less than a year.
Wolf was inspired to build The FordHarrison School in a rural village in Cambodia. The day she came to her partner Lash Harrison about her inspirational idea, he simply told her-“go for it!” Upon completion, Wolf made a trip to see all of her hard work in action. Holding back tears, she opened the door of the van and was greeted by 420 gracious children. It was in that moment that Wolf knew she had done the right thing, and that the school would continue to bring hope to the community and inspire her to keep dreaming big dreams.
“I grew up believing that education is the key to financial independence and stability—both of which are desperately in need of in Cambodia,” she said.
With the help of the firm’s $20,000 donation, and the constant support of friends, family, and colleagues, Wolf was able to build The FordHarrison School and enable the young children in that village to succeed in something greater. Her legacy will continue to live throughout the entire community for years to come as she has inspired the village to live an educated life.
Wolf has practiced law in the Orlando area in both private and public sectors since 1976. Her practice is devoted to providing management with the necessary tools to meet the challenges in today’s employment arena, through proactive legal advice, training, and litigating complex cases in both trial and appellate courts. She represents employers in a variety of industries, including health care, defense, energy, construction, telecommunications, financial, hospitality, public and non-profit sectors, in discrimination and retaliation, non-compete and wage and hour matters.