Lisa Esposito of the Law offices of Lisa Esposito, P.A. is our absolute favorite philanthropic pirate. For over 7 years, she has gone above and beyond to bring us Pirate Plunder, a huge fun filled pirate themed event she host for our kids. We are so grateful for Lisa and would love for you to meet this amazing soul.
What brought you to AKP and when did you get involved? I have been involved for over 7 years. I first came to AKP because of your reputation to go the extra mile with these children. Not only do you instill love and respect but also the staff has compassion and truly cares about the children. I remember my first visit I popped up un-expectantly because I like to see what really goes on and when I arrived I saw the kids getting off the school bus and the parents waiting for them and giving hugs. Their smiles
What inspired you to become and remain a donor & volunteer of AKP?
I have stayed committed to AKP because of the smile and love on the kids’ faces.
What is your favorite thing about AKP? What part of your involvement has meant the most to you?
The kid’s smiles, knowing at AKP they get to be kids and are loved. The children are amazing
What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?
The environment that we’re currently in, it’s hard to watch but we will persevere over it
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity?
Outdoor canoeing getting back to nature and no one can get in contact with me. Indoors I am a kid at heart, I love to play games
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would you want to meet?
My role models Eleanor Roosevelt and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
Health scares over the years have taught me to be stronger, never give up and continue to give back and help others. Don’t wait we never know when our last day will be.
What three traits define you? Integrity, Perseverance, passion to make a difference
If you could learn how to do anything what would it be?
An astronaut and go into space
How do you define success?
Strong work ethic, do everything with integrity, help others and spend time with family and friends
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
She was a woman of her word & worked hard to make a difference in the world
Who inspires you?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Father and mother who taught me I could do anything and that we should always give back, I remember volunteering as a family at the age of 4
Guilty Pleasure Food?
Italian, I make a mean pot of gravy
If you could be a superhero, what would your power and name be?
Invincibility Ms. Attitude
Proudest Moment Watching my nieces and nephews carrying family tradition of giving back and getting involved in their community charities because it’s so important. We need more good in the world.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Words of advice?
Be a person of honor, stand by your words. At the end of the day you are only as good as what you do
What is your favorite family tradition?
Gravy cook-off held every year! We all fight over who makes the best gravy, over 60 family members come to vote from the 10-12 participants. It’s serious competition has rules and regulations
What is your favorite thing about Tampa Bay? Abundance of sports
I am honored by the above comments, but I am merely a conduit for this event. I am lucky enough to work with HCBA’s Community Service Committee and know lots of wonderful people who make this all possible! Although I would love to see foster homes become obsolete in our world. If we have to have them they all need to be like A Kid’s Place! Until no longer necessary, LONG LIVE A KIDS PLACE OF TAMPA BAY, THEIR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS! P.S. i am queen of the Gravy Competition, which is sauce to non-Italians.