(Fort Lauderdale, FL. 10.29.12)
– Six Broward County Mayors and Vice Mayors have committed to design programs to connect retired baby boomers with opportunities to tackle key city issues as part of the Community Foundation of Broward’s Re-engage for Good: City Challenge
Re-engage for Good: City Challenge is a new program that aims to create and/or strengthen sustainable connector systems within Broward cities to help retired baby boomers find meaningful ways to give back to their communities in retirement.
At a ceremony at the Community Foundation’s offices, City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor, Jack Seiler; City of Sunrise Mayor, Michael Ryan; City of West Park Mayor, Eric Jones; City of Coral Springs Vice Mayor, Tom Powers; City of Pembroke Pines Mayor, Frank Ortis; and City of Hollywood Vice Mayor, Linda Sherwood signed the Cities of Service
Declaration of Service.
The Declaration commits these cities, along with 125 other cities across the nation, to support and expand volunteer service in their community.
"Broward cities have an unprecedented opportunity to make a significant impact on key issues using an often overlooked and under tapped resource - newly retired baby boomers,” said Community Foundation President and CEO, Linda B. Carter.
As part of the initiative the Foundation awarded each of seven municipalities a $5,000 planning grant to design sustainable Re-engage for Good programs. Approved plans will receive up to $30,000 to implement the strategy outlined in each planning grant.
Contact: Thor Barraclough 954.817.2208
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About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward's mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit with more than 400 Charitable and agency endowment Funds representing $140 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 28 years. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954-761-9503.