Benevilla, the West Valley’s premier human services nonprofit, named Lora Johnson as the recipient of their twelfth annual Benevilla Legacy Champion Award at the annual Benevilla Professional Friends Luncheon recently held at the West-MEC Northwest Valley campus. The Legacy Champion Award recognizes professionals who support the Benevilla mission by providing services to the community, volunteering in the community, and giving back to those they serve professionally. Lora, a local elder law attorney with Johnson and Associates, was recognized for her outstanding leadership, dedication and support to Benevilla and the local community.
Lora Johnson focuses in the areas of estate planning, small business planning, elder law, and Medicaid/long term care planning. She opened her own practice in 2006 and has been practicing elder law since 2000. She is a member of the Benevilla Board of Directors and Johnson and Associates is a Benevilla C.A.R.E.S. Sustaining Partner. Lora has presented numerous estate planning educational sessions for the community on behalf of Benevilla. She has helped several donors complete or update their estate plans to include charitable gifts to Benevilla. Lora is a champion and advocate for Benevilla in the community.
Lora serves on the Regional Leadership Council for the Desert Southwest Region’s Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She currently facilitates a caregiver support group for the Alzheimer’s Association in the west valley. She also is the President Elect of the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. It is a strong mission of hers to provide accurate and useful information to others as they plan for their future. She believes quality customer service and hard work are important to success.
In announcing the award, Benevilla President and CEO Joanne Thomson stated, “Lora has always been a great supporter and friend of Benevilla over the years and will continue to be valued for her work within the organization and the support for our community members.”