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Sun Sentinel Children's Fund Gives to School is Cool

Raising Graduation Rates in Broward

L-R: Sheri Brown (Foundation's VP of Grants and Initiatives) with Shannon Conness (Sun Sentinel Children's Fund Manager) and Angelica Rosas (Foundation's Charitable Funds Mananger)

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (March 2, 2016)The Community Foundation of Broward has received $20,000 from the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a McCormick Foundation fund, to support the Foundation’s School is Cool work. The goal of School is Cool is to increase Broward high school graduation rates to 90 percent by focusing on middle school success. 
The project focuses on the “ABCs” - attendance, behavior and course performance in reading comprehension and math. Strong performances in these three performance areas in middle school are established indicators of future high school success. 

"The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a fund of the McCormick Foundation, is proud to support the great work the Community Foundation is doing with the School is Cool program. The goal of the Children’s Fund is to fund programs that help children and youth grades K-12 achieve academic success, complete high school and enter post-secondary education and the School is Cool program helps to achieve that goal," affirms Shannon Conness, Sun Sentinel Children's Fund Manager.

The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, with support from the public and matching Foundation funds, makes grants to local nonprofits to deliver well-rounded education programs for kids. Funding also provides nutritious meals and housing for those in need, as well as child abuse prevention and treatment programs.

"We’re proud to partner with the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund to deliver what is becoming a county-wide model for middle school success," said Foundation President and CEO, Linda B. Carter. “Ultimately, the success of School is Cool relies on the support of all of us, including parents, teachers,  nonprofits, students, and engaged corporate citizens like the Sun Sentinel’s Children’s Fund."

About the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund
The Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, a Fund of the McCormick Foundation, is committed to supporting programs that move low-income children and families to self-sufficiency. Since 1990, through the Fund, more than $42 million has been awarded to local nonprofit organizations serving Broward and Palm Beach Counties. To learn more about the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund, visit


About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward provides leadership on community solutions, and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. With more than 450 charitable Funds representing $173 million, it has distributed $80 million over the past 31 years to create positive change. The Foundation convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of our community. For Good. For Ever. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit or call 954.761.9503. Connect at #cfbroward @cfbroward

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