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$1.65 Million Approved for Nonprofits From Estate of late Mary N. Porter

May 29, 2013

By Doreen Hemlock, Sun Sentinel

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is getting $1 million from the estate of a local philanthropist.
The late Mary N. Porter recently left $43 million of her estate with the Community Foundation of Broward to help fund nonprofits and meet other pressing needs in the area.
On Tuesday, the board of the Community Foundation approved a total $1.65 million in grants from Porter's funds. It awarded $1 million to help the Broward Center build an arts-education pavilion; $500,000 for the Urban League of Broward County to develop a high-tech learning hub; and $150,000 for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival to build a cinema in downtown Hollywood. Read more...
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