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Record $200M in Future Gifts

3/14/2016
Legacy Society Luncheon 2016

 
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Legacy Society members and guests: Barbara Grevior, Jan Moran, Marti Huizenga, Alice Jackson and Linda Carter

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (March 14, 2016) – Guests at the Community Foundation of Broward’s 2016 Legacy Society luncheon were transported into the Everglades. Held at the Signature Grand in February, all were welcomed by tropical foliage, life-size images of Florida’s wetlands and the sights and sounds of the Everglades at dusk. View photos

The luncheon honored the Foundation’s 141 Legacy Society members, thoughtful philanthropists who have chosen to leave a gift to the Foundation through their estate plans. Members have promised a record $200 million in future gifts to the Foundation. Through these gifts, the Foundation will deliver game-changing philanthropic impact reflecting their values.

RRP_1134.jpgJoan Crain of BNY Mellon, the presenting sponsor, introduced keynote speaker and modern-day adventurer, Mac Stone. The natural history and conservation photographer currently focuses on America’s swamps in an attempt to change public opinion towards the wetlands. Stone wowed the audience with his incredible Everglades images and his three-year odyssey to document its beauty to build support for conservation. Eric Eikenberg, CEO of the Everglades Foundation, praised,  “Stone’s spectacular photography captures the splendor of America’s Everglades and is convincing proof that our nation cannot risk losing this unique natural wonder.” Also inspired by the environmental themed, Signature Grand’s Executive Chef David DeLeon hand-crafted an enchanting dessert for the event.  

The environmental theme stemmed from the Foundation’s leadership on Issues that Matter – 10 vital community issues that will be the focus of a $50 million grantmaking goal for the next 5 years. The Foundation launched ECO Broward with efforts to nurture and protect Broward’s natural environment. By choosing to leave their legacy, Legacy Society members will play a critical role in helping the Foundation focus on these challenges and shape a better future for us all, For Good. For Ever.  For more about Issues that Matter, visit cfbroward.org/issuesthatmatter

Event Presenting Sponsor: BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Event Gift Sponsor: Lou C. Anderson, Esq. of Louis C. Anderson Law Office, LLC
Event Valet Sponsor: Kurt D. Zimmerman, Esq. of Zimmerman & Associates, P.A.

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 cfbroward.org or call 954.761.9503. Connect at #cfbroward @cfbroward

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Broward County Inspiring Philanthropy over 25 years