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Foundation Honored at Broward Education Foundation Gala

7/8/2016
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From the Westside Gazette July 7-July 13, 2016 edition:
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The Gunster Law Firm, Wells Fargo, Children Services Council of Broward, Community Foundation of Broward and Founders of the Broward Education Foundation were honored for their impact on public education and contributions to student achievement in Broward County at the recent Broward Education Foundation Black & White Gala that celebrated 33 years of educational excellence:

  • Gunster Law Firm has catapulted support of the Broward public school debate pro-gram to national levels with a priority for equal access for all students.
     
  • Wells Fargo directly bolsters local school communities throughout the county with support funds for quality teaching and successful educational outcomes.
     
  • For 16 years, Children Services Council has facilitated the community’s investment in children, advocating for public policy to empower future generations of successful children.
     
  • For 30 years, Community Foundation of Broward has facilitated philanthropic sup-port for community issues that transform lives and opportunities, funding educational programs that increase graduation rates beginning with student success in middle school.
     
  • Founders of the Broward Education Foundation include past Superintendent of Schools Dr. William McFatter; Selma Hopen, Broward County Medical Association Auxiliary; past Associate Superintendent Dr. Linda Murray; prominent educator and past Interim Superintendent Dr. Dorothy Orr; Bertha Smolian, who provided the first $5,000 Foundation donation; and Dr. William C. Drainer, former superintendent and the Foundation’s first chair, and the entire Drainer family. This core fundraising group had the vision of community participation in support of student success, which led to the Foundation’s official charter’s establishment in 1984.
     
To view the full Westside Gazette article published on July 7, 2016, click here.
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