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Community Foundation of Broward Celebrates Philanthropic Legacies

March 28, 2013

Fort Lauderdale, March 28, 2013) – Members of the Community Foundation of Broward’s Legacy Society enjoyed a private luncheon and discussion with noted children’s author and illustrator, Jarrett J. Krosoczka at the Broward Center of Performing Arts today. 

The event honored Society members who have used their estate plans to build or add to endowed charitable Funds at the Community Foundation.

“For many, a gift from their estate is the most meaningful gift they will ever make and one that provides immeasurable benefits to the quality of life in Broward,” said Linda B. Carter, President and CEO of the Foundation. “It preserves their family name and creates a charitable legacy that supports the causes that matter to them forever.”
The Community Foundation chose Krosoczka to speak to Legacy Society members to thank them and spotlight its Art of Community initiative goal to use art to bridge, build and bond community.

Krosoczka, the man behind the crime-fighting Lunch Lady graphic novel series and award-winning Monkey Boy book— credits his imagination with saving his life. 
Joan Crain, Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Chairman of the Professional Advisors Council said: “Jarrett personifies the power of art to bridge, build and bond community, just as our Legacy Society members come together to create innovative and permanent solutions to community challenges.”
Krosoczka has published 10 children’s books, eight Lunch Lady graphic novels, one of which is being adapted by Universal Studios into a major feature film, staring Amy Poehler.
The Legacy Society event was presented by Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management, with support from sponsor Marrison Senior Care Residences. 

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 organization with more than 450 Charitable and agency endowment Funds representing $150 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 29 years.  For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit or call 954.761.9503.  
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