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Julissa Gonzalez
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Quest Establishes Legacy Fund in Honor of its President, Katie Porta

Orlando, Florida (February 1, 2012)
– Quest, Inc., a nonprofit organization that serves people with disabilities in Central Florida, announced it is establishing a legacy fund to commemorate its current and longtime president, Katie Porta. Appropriately titled the Katie Porta Legacy Fund, this new resource will enable supporters to make charitable gifts to Quest that are not only part of a living legacy for Porta, but that will also become a permanent source of financial support for the organization.

Quest’s board of directors launched the fund in 2012 to honor Porta’s contributions to the disability community, as well as her years of service and leadership both locally and throughout the state.

Porta has served as president of Quest for more than 30 years. Under her tenure, Quest grew from a humble organization with 12 staff members in 1981 to a local powerhouse with nearly 600 staff members, all while serving more than 1,100 people each day. She is a well-known advocate for people with disabilities – even playing an instrumental role in the closure of state institutions in Florida in the ‘80s. She often coordinates legislative forum and regularly participates in public hearings in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., on health and human services issues.

While changing lives, Porta’s achievements have also made her a prominent community leader. In recent years, she has been honored with the Woman of Distinction award from the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, the Wilkie Ferguson Lifetime Achievement award from the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, the Business Professional of the Year award from the Rotary Club of Orlando, and a Women’s Achievement Award from the Women’s Executive Council. She has served as past president of the Orlando Utilities Commission and is a graduate of Leadership Orlando, Leadership Central Florida, Leadership Florida and Leadership USA.

For more information about the Katie Porta Legacy Fund, please contact Janet Ginn at 407.218.4365 or

About Quest, Inc:

Quest helps people with disabilities achieve their dreams of going to school, having a job, living on their own, and experiencing summer camp. As Central Florida’s premier provider of these services, Quest makes a difference in the lives of more than 1,100 people each day and has been part of our community for nearly 50 years. For more information about Quest, visit