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MATTERS ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE: New homes, new starts
YOUTH WORK: Teens learn career skills at summer jobs BROWARD PRIDE: Inclusion for all families
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About this issue: Philanthropy empowers promising futures The three smiling faces
You will meet teens who, thanks to Fundholders’ on the cover of this issue exemplify the excitement that support for the Youth Work comes from new opportunity issue, are able to land – from a more hopeful future. summer jobs and build career skills. Xavion, 9, his brother You will discover how new Javares, 7, and their cousin community liaisons, hired Adrianna, 11, were all part as part of the School is of the recent celebration Cool issue, help students of a new neighborhood in overcome obstacles at home Pompano Beach. so they don’t fall behind in the classroom. The boys and their mother, Victoria Griffin, are moving And you will learn how into one of 77 affordably Fundholders’ dedication priced homes being built to LGBTQ inclusion and for hardworking families, thanks to the power of local equality, through the Broward Pride issue, helps philanthropy. more families feel like they In this edition of Community belong. Matters, you can take a closer look at how our Fundholders’ These are just a few of the ways that local philanthropy support for affordable ensures more opportunities housing is one of the ways their philanthropy empowers for employment, education and inclusion. Like the help promising futures. for the Griffins’ new house, our Fundholders help build a They do it by tackling the better future for the place we Issues That Matter – 10 all call home. issues that affect us all and are vital to Broward’s future.
Linda B. Carter
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Steven W. Hudson – Chairman James Donnelly – Vice Chairman Cynthia Borders-Byrd – Treasurer Juliet Murphy Roulhac – Secretary Paige Hyatt – At-Large Kurt D. Zimmerman – At-Large J. David Armstrong Jr. Doria M. Camaraza James B. Davis Louise F. Dill Edward T. Hashek
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Bold impacts. Bright futures.
P.8 NEW HOMES, NEW STARTS Hardworking families move into a new neighborhood of affordable homes.
P.10 BE BOLD UPDATE The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign hits a key milestone.
P.16 YOUTH WORK Teens learn career skills â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and make money.
P.18 BROWARD PRIDE Pride Day at the Museum of Discovery and Science helps foster inclusion of all families.
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Behind the scenes at Flamingo Gardens Touch a baby alligator. Hoot back at an owl. See a garden that grows dinosaur food. Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders and Legacy Society members got to do that and more during a unique, behind-the-scenes experience at the Broward treasure, Flamingo Gardens. The 60-acre botanical garden and Everglades wildlife sanctuary in Davie hosted the Community Foundation’s latest Food for Thought luncheon – one of the exclusive opportunities for our Foundation family to learn about Broward’s big issues and see the impact of philanthropy that delivers bold solutions.
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Fundholders and Legacy Society members got a firsthand look at how their support enables Flamingo Gardens to rescue injured animals and preserve precious habitat. These are key priorities for the Eco Broward and Animal Welfare issues – part of the 10 Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future. Visitors from the Foundation took a tram ride through a new Fundholder-supported Cycad Garden, which features ancestors of once-abundant-but-now-threatened plants that dinosaurs used to devour. In addition, they heard how a $500,000 grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund will support construction of Flamingo Gardens’ new 10,000-square-foot welcome center – featuring more meeting rooms, exhibit space and other updated facilities.
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Since 1997, Foundation Fundholders have delivered more than $2.5 million in grants to organizations such as Flamingo Gardens that move the needle on care for animals and the environment. “Our goal is to create a vibrant community for everybody to live, both humans and animals alike,” the Foundation’s Charitable Funds Services Director Justine Morgan said. “Make it a more livable and sustainable place to call home.” To see a video about the bold work of Flamingo Gardens and learn more about the Fundholders who help make it possible, visit www.cfbroward.link/FlamingoGardens.
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Second Chances, Brighter Futures G
etting off drugs helped Maya Bither feel human again. Getting back to work made her feel like a part of our community again. Guidance from a jobs skills coach – made possible by support from Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward – empowered Maya to find a job after she found her sobriety. Once a high school dropout at risk of becoming homeless, Maya now works at a restaurant and goes to college. She studies social work, with plans to pursue a career that helps other women in need. “It’s given me an opportunity to re-integrate myself,” Maya said about the jobs skills coaching she received. “Showing me how to be responsible and how to be a productive member of society, through employment.”
“They guided me. It saved my life
- Maya Bither
Maya’s lessons in how to find and keep a job came from the Stepping Stones treatment program in Fort Lauderdale. Stepping Stones helps people in need Maya Bither shares what she learned about getting back to work and overcoming addiction. overcome addiction and get back into the workforce. Support for Stepping Stones is part of the Community support yourself,” House of Hope/Stepping Stones CEO Sue Foundation’s focus on promoting Economic Independence Glasscock said. – one of the 10 Issues That Matter. These are issues that affect us all and are vital to Broward’s future. Our Fundholders’ support for Economic Independence seeks to stabilize individuals and families in crisis and move them Foundation Fundholders have provided a $100,000 from struggling to thriving. Economic Independence grant to Stepping Stones and its partner facility, House of Hope. That support helps 100 Achieving Economic Independence can be a greater people on the verge of homelessness stand on their own two challenge in Broward, where wages fail to keep up with feet. housing prices and other cost-of-living expenses. How to create a resume, what to wear to an interview and Philanthropy that helps struggling families become selfthe chance to participate in mock interviews are a few sufficient not only improves their lives, it lessens the strain examples of how Stepping Stones helps people like Maya on our community’s already overburdened social services rejoin the workforce. They get help finding jobs and filling – and overstretched tax dollars. It helps break the cycle of out applications. And after they go to work, a jobs skills poverty for the next generation. coach keeps in touch with both the new employee and their employer to help ensure success. To learn more about Economic Independence and the Fundholders who make it possible, visit “We have found that the success (of recovery) is very much www.cfbroward.link/SteppingStones. tied to Economic Independence and being able to
Larry Feuer Community Foundation of Broward Legacy Society Member
“I Locked In My Legacy” “ Like many people, I wasn’t sure how to use my estate plan to give back to the
community I love – to establish my own legacy of philanthropy. The team at the Community Foundation of Broward showed me how easy it is to use my estate plan to create an endowed charitable Fund in my name that will live on forever. I now have peace of mind knowing that when I’m gone, distributions from my charitable Fund will support the things I care about in Broward for generations to come. It feels good to be bold!” Read more about Larry’s Legacy at cfbroward.link/LarrysLegacy
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Creating New Comm New Follow the moving trucks. Look for balloons tied to
brand-new doorknobs. Listen for the sound of laughing children.
That’s where you can find Mary Porter’s legacy of philanthropy – alive and well – welcoming hardworking families into new, affordably priced homes. A $1 million grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward has jumpstarted construction of 77 homes at Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s largest ever new neighborhood. Mary’s Fund, created with her estate gift, is paying for water and sewer lines, electrical lines, roads and other infrastructure at the new Pompano Beach neighborhood on Northwest Mary Porter 15th Street, called A Rick Case Habitat Community. Her grant is also helping pour the foundations for 50 homes there. At the June 27 dedication of the first seven completed homes, evidence of Mary’s enduring influence was on display – from her name on signs welcoming each homeowner, to a street named in her honor. Plans call for a statue of Mary to be part of a new park and playground. “Mary died 10 years ago, but today she is building this community,” Community Foundation President/CEO Linda B. Carter said at the dedication ceremony.
“Philanthropy allows you to put a mark on society. Mary continues to shape the future of Broward.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis joined dozens of local leaders at the dedication ceremony, thanking Habitat for Humanity and the neighborhood’s sponsors for new homes that will make a “huge, huge impact” in the push to provide more affordable housing. “This is a great project,” DeSantis said. “You are talking about … hardworking families, giving them the opportunity to have a nice home.” Support for affordable housing is one of the ways Foundation Fundholders tackle Economic Independence – one of our 10 Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future. Support for Economic Independence empowers families to move from struggling to thriving. More than half of Broward’s workforce lives paycheck to paycheck and local wages fail to keep pace with rising housing costs. As a result, families get stuck paying too much for substandard homes. Unable to save money, they are at risk of a car repair, medical bill or some other unexpected expense pushing them into economic despair.
These homes are built with so much love and passion. We have gained a community. - Erneika
Mejia, New Homeowner Mary Porter’s estate gift to the Community Foundation is helping Habitat for Humanity build a neighborhood of affordable homes in Pompano Beach. 8
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The first seven families are moving into newly completed homes at Habitat for Humanity of Broward’s new neighborhood in Pompano Beach, built with help from a $1 million grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward.
Habitat for Humanity’s new neighborhood provides a hand up for families struggling with housing costs. Thanks to support from philanthropists such as Mary Porter, as well as donated land, materials and labor, Habitat for Humanity can offer zero-interest mortgages to families making between 30 and 80 percent of Broward’s median income. Erneika Mejia said she and her four children will have a safer place to live and a brighter economic future thanks to their new Habitat home. They are among the first families moving into the new neighborhood that Mary Porter is helping create. “These homes are built with so much love and passion,” Mejia said. “We have gained a community.” To learn how you can create a Fund with lasting impact, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at email@example.com or 954-761-9503.
Gov. Ron DeSantis welcomes the families moving into the first seven homes at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach.
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Why we choose to
The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign in its first year has
already reached the $100 million milestone – and we are just getting started. This campaign is our most ambitious effort yet to ensure a brighter future for Broward. The campaign seeks to fuel innovation. To inspire new thinking. To use the power of endowment to create permanent philanthropic resources to tackle Broward’s biggest challenges – today and forever.
STEVEN W. HUDSON CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Leading the way, Foundation Board members are stepping up to create endowed charitable Funds for Broward. Here are a few examples of why they are joining other visionaries and doers in this movement to BE BOLD:
DORIA M. CAMARAZA BOARD MEMBER
“Broward County is growing rapidly and has many needs. The Community Foundation of Broward must grow to continue to provide bold leadership on the complicated issues we face today, as well as those that emerge in the future. The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign is integral to our future and will empower the Community Foundation to continue to fulfill our mission for Broward County.”
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The goal is to raise $500 million in endowed Funds by the Community Foundation’s 40th anniversary in 2024.
“The Community Foundation’s BE BOLD Leadership Campaign allows me to have a direct and personal connection to how my children and I will be making a difference in the community. We can see the immediate impact our support is making. Our support allows my children to continue to have a lasting impact on the community through their continued involvement in the Community Foundation.”
CYNTHIA BORDERS-BYRD BOARD MEMBER
“My endowed Fund at the Foundation enables me to support organizations I feel personally connected to. Over time, my Fund will provide financial support that will far exceed the amount of the original gift I made to establish my Fund. It’s the perfect way to make sure my favorite causes are taken care of forever. That’s how I choose to BE BOLD.”
Be a leader Be a visionary For this place we call home For Broward BE BOLD You started your business, raised your family and created a life here. Broward is your home and you’ve seen it go through changes. Our growing community faces growing challenges and now, more than ever, Broward needs the support of bold leaders who aren’t afraid to do something about them. When you create a personalized endowed Fund for Broward at the Community Foundation of Broward, you help drive real change on big issues, fuel innovation and shape the future of our community. Start your Fund for Broward with a gift today – or through your estate plan. Now’s your time to BE BOLD.
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News & Notes FUNDHOLDERS FOSTER BROWARD PRIDE The Community Foundation has awarded a new round of Broward Pride grants to foster inclusion and equality for LGBT residents. Thanks to Fundholders’ support for Broward Pride, seven organizations will receive grants totaling $379,000 for programs to engage more of the LGBT community. The grants will increase access to programs, services and social environments for LGBT residents within organizations and community institutions throughout Broward.To learn more, visit www.cfbroward.link/PrideGrants.
Attorney Thomas Katz, Community Foundation of Broward President/ CEO Linda B. Carter and Foundation Professional Advisors Council Chairman Kurt Zimmerman.
TRUSTWORTHY INSIGHTS FOR ADVISORS Legal expert Thomas Katz recently provided insights about trust decanting for the Community Foundation of Broward’s Professional Advisors Council. We hosted a breakfast for more than 30 attorneys, accountants and other professional advisors who got to tap into Katz’s expertise. Katz is a former Foundation Board chairman and former Council chairman. His discussion about income tax consequences, estate-tax considerations and more is an example of the exclusive learning opportunities available to our Professional Advisors Council – an elite group of professionals who have referred clients to the Community Foundation. Participants at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Pride Day festivities.
OVERCOMING THE ISOLATION OF AGING A coalition of leading philanthropic organizations has launched Broward’s first-ever Dignity in Aging funding collaborative, awarding $706,807 to target the problem of senior isolation. Ten grants are going to community service organizations that deliver senior activities, home visits, improved communications and other efforts to reduce isolation and depression. The Community Foundation of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County and United Way of Broward County are leading the collaboration. The grants target issues identified in a groundbreaking 2018 study about aging, which the three groups commissioned, entitled “The Silver Tsunami: Is Broward Ready?” Download the report at www.cfbroward.link/AgingReport. Bruce Yudewitz, of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, and Justine Morgan, of the Community Foundation of Broward, discuss new Dignity in Aging grants announced this summer. 12
SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP ENTERS SECOND YEAR Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie visited the Community Foundation to discuss plans for the second year of our historic School is Cool partnership. The Foundation’s Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie largest ever grant – $3 million spread over three years – is being matched by the school district to get struggling middle school students back on track to graduation. Training teachers to use new teaching techniques and hiring more support personnel to work with at-risk students are among the ways this partnership is already making a difference. “This work is enormously significant to change the education mode in Broward and the United States,” Runcie said. “If we do that, we are going to get better outcomes.”
Taste of the Islands Experience in Fort Lauderdale.
CARIBBEAN CULTURE CELEBRATION Broward’s deep ties to the Caribbean are on full display at community events such as the Taste of the Islands Experience in Fort Lauderdale. This unique celebration of Broward’s rich diversity as well as the culinary arts was made possible by Fundholders’ support for the arts in Broward. The event is just one of the results of a $75,000 grant to History Fort Lauderdale’s Island Impact project, which highlights how Caribbean art, culture and cuisine shape our community.
SAVE THE BEACH, SAVE BROWARD The Youth Environmental Alliance is saving Broward’s beaches, one sea oat at a time. Nearly $60,000 in support this year from Foundation Fundholders enables teams of young people and other community volunteers to plant sea oats that bolster beach dunes and combat erosion. Sea oats’ deep root systems hold sand in place, which reinforces beach dunes that protect us from storm flooding. Dunes also provide vital habitat for sea turtles and migrating birds. With ongoing help from Fundholders, the Youth Environmental Alliance is working to build up dunes from Hollywood to Deerfield Beach.
The Village Square debate series.
Volunteers with the Youth Environmental Alliance in Broward add to the sea oats being planted to fight coastal erosion, from Hollywood to Deerfield Beach.
VILLAGE SQUARE SEEKS SOLUTIONS How to tackle rising seas, immigration policy and Broward’s traffic woes were among the important community issues covered during this year’s Village Square debate series. Broward College gathered a panel of experts to debate issues that impact Broward’s future at community discussions made possible by support from Foundation Fundholders. The series allows for a respectful discussion of issues that shape Broward’s future. It also connects local leaders, stakeholders and other concerned citizens who can work together toward solutions. cfbroward.org 13
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Attendance Students at risk of getting left behind because of too many absences have a new ally at Apollo Middle School in Hollywood. Her work starts with keeping a watchful eye on the faces streaming into school each morning. Then she takes a close look at the daily attendance roll. Who is missing again? Who is falling further behind because they aren’t here? Begaina Lopez, the school’s new community liaison, finds out why certain desks too often stay empty. She is one of the new community liaisons hired at local middle schools – thanks to the Community Foundation of Broward’s groundbreaking partnership with Broward County Public Schools to help struggling sixth, seventh and eighth graders. “We wear different hats – the counselor, the mentor. We fix whatever we have to fix so the child can learn,” said “Ms. Lopez,” as she is known to students. “You never know what the day will bring. I enjoy helping people.”
Her visits often take her into pockets of extreme poverty, where the reasons for student absenteeism can run much deeper than a child playing hooky. Whatever the reasons, Ms. Lopez tries to help. When she found a student sleeping on the floor because the child’s family couldn’t afford a bed, she helped get them a donated mattress and box springs. When she found a student living in a home without working plumbing, she helped put the family in touch with community services to get them back on track. And for single mothers struggling to afford school lunches or grandparents struggling to help with homework, she connects them to programs for free meals and tutoring. Her ability to speak Spanish has bridged the gap with immigrant families reticent to ask for help. And her childhood memories of spending time in foster care – of having to wear shoes with a hole in the toe – inspire her to take extra steps that give struggling students a chance to succeed.
Ms. Lopez’s daily routine includes calling parents, grandparents and other caregivers to find out why a child keeps missing school. If the calls go unanswered, she goes to the child’s home – knocking on doors to learn what’s getting in the way of a student getting an education.
“I know what they are going through,” Ms. Lopez said. “I just try to help them.” This new student outreach is an example of innovation fueled by the Community Foundation’s largest ever grant – $3 million spread over three years – that is being matched by the school district to improve local middle schools. Apollo Middle School Community Liaison Begaina Lopez and Principal Shawn Aycock.
We wear different hats – the counselor, the mentor. We fix whatever we have to fix so the child can learn.
-Begaina Lopez Community Liaison
Research shows that middle school is a pivot point where students who fall behind academically can end up in a downward spiral that leads to dropping out. Our 10 Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future include boosting graduation rates through philanthropy we call School is Cool.
teachers in new techniques to lift up struggling students. If successful, the school district plans to expand the program to students in all 45 middle schools.
Fundholders’ support for School is Cool has enabled this historic partnership. And pooling the support of more than 30 charitable Funds at the Foundation empowers these Fundholders to accomplish so much more than they could achieve through individual philanthropy.
“She’s getting kids here. She’s getting help for parents. When she sees a situation, she is able to address it,” Apollo Middle School Principal Shawn Aycock said. “There was not a Ms. Lopez before this grant. There were children who fell through the cracks.”
Their support has launched a pilot program that allows 10 schools to hire community liaisons and other student support personnel to work with students most in need of extra help. This partnership with the School District also pays to train
To learn more about School is Cool and the Fundholders who make it possible, visit www.cfbroward.link/MsLopez.
At Apollo Middle School, Ms. Lopez is an example of how this investment in education has already begun to change lives.
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‘SOFT ’ SKILLS, S Be on time. Dress nicely. Maintain a positive attitude. Landing part-time jobs isn’t as easy as it used to be for today’s teens, because employers say many lack the people skills – also called “soft skills” – needed to impress customers and get along with co-workers. Without early work experience, young people are more at risk of falling into substance abuse, crime and long spells of unemployment. To reverse that trend, Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders support Youth Work – one of the 10 Issues That Matter that we have identified as key to Broward’s future. Through job coaching and employment opportunities that develop career skills, Youth Work shapes tomorrow’s workforce. That includes an innovative Youth Work program through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, where local employers teach teens about customer service and share valuable career skills insights – and then the club helps them find part-time jobs where they keep learning. It’s all made possible by Foundation Fundholders whose philanthropy empowers young people to build a brighter future – for themselves and for our community. Here’s how three recent high school graduates, who have participated in the Boys & Girls Club program, say support for Youth Work is enabling them to build career skills.
you prepared for “woThrkfey orchele.p Iget can take this as a steppingstone . to do what I actually want to do ”
- Jamal Jackson, 18
, Fort Lauderdale graduate of Dillard High School
JAMAL’S JOB: Bank of America internship
As a Bank of America “digital ambassador,” Jamal greets clients when they enter the bank and introduces them to mobile banking features – teaching them how to use technology to avoid waiting in line. He says customer service experience gained from his summer job, coupled with the college degree he plans to pursue, will get him ready to eventually open his own business. “I learned a lot,” he said. “Getting insight into how this big business is run … will help me structure and organize how I can run my business.”
YOUTH WORK RESULTS • Nearly 1,000 youth participants since 2016 • 100 percent hired for jobs or internships
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tea mw ork . Re spe ct. How to hel p oth ers .
-Diamond Santos, 17
graduate of Summerset Prep, North Lauderda le
I learned how to speak “cu stomers, how to interato ct … how to help them. ” -Brianna Corneliu
s, 18 graduate of Summers et Prep, North Lauderd ale
DIAMOND’S JOB: Wawa customer service associate
BRIANNA’S JOB: Old Navy sales associate
As an Old Navy sales associate, Brianna loves to go “scavenger
orking the cash register at Wawa teaches Diamond more than just making change fast for a long line of customers. It’s about the responsibility of managing money for the company. It’s about the teamwork of co-workers focused on keeping the line moving. As Diamond develops those career skills, she’s saving up to help pay for college – dedicating her paychecks to building a future career. “For a first job, it’s more than I expected,” she said. “It’s preparing me for the future – adulthood, bills, all of that. It’s a good thing.”
hunting around” the store – checking on prices, readying dressing rooms – to help customers find just the right thing to wear. She expects the communication skills she is building now through one-on-one interactions with customers to help in her future career as a social worker. “This job is helping me get used to the job environment – how to work and how to behave,” she said. “This job is preparing me for bigger things.”
get these kids ready for these positions. They are “ They professional. They show up on time. They work hard. ” - Sandra Juliachs
To learn more, visit www.cfbroward.link/YouthWork
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Inclusion, equality through Broward Pride
C hildren learned about the science of rainbows. They played with slime. Created spin art. Some even dared to sit in an oversized replica of a shark’s gaping jaws. But perhaps most importantly, the kids spent their day of fun and learning surrounded by all kinds of Broward families – including those with two moms or two dads. Pride Day festivities at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale are examples of the museum’s new emphasis on inclusion.
To become more inclusive, the museum has enlisted the help of SunServe, a nonprofit organization that works to foster inclusion and equality for Broward’s LGBTQ community. SunServe has provided LGBTQ sensitivity training for museum employees, like the education programs it conducts for local businesses and other organizations. In addition to helping the museum, a Broward Pride grant from the Foundation has empowered SunServe to expand LGBTQ sensitivity training to municipal workers in Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and several other Broward cities.
With support from Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward, the museum is bolstering efforts to become more welcoming to all Broward families. First responders, New marketing A child gets a lesson about the science behind rainbows at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s customer service Pride Day celebration. campaigns, programming representatives and and even the addition other city workers of gender-inclusive bathrooms are among the museum who deal with the public are learning how to be more improvements to help more Broward families feel like accommodating to LGBTQ residents. they belong. The changes are part of Broward Pride philanthropy through the Foundation that fosters inclusion and unites our diverse community. We have identified Broward Pride as one of the 10 Issues That Matter – issues that affect us all and are key to shaping a better future for our community. Broward Pride supports communitywide outreach to families that – due to discrimination, insensitivity or sometimes just indifference – often feel left out. “We have been able to reach out and show that we are about inclusion and acceptance,” said Joseph Cox, president/CEO of the museum, which received a Broward Pride grant from the Foundation.
“If you don’t understand their struggle, their needs, you are not going to be sympathetic to help them,” said Misty Eyez, a SunServe director, trainer and case manager. Now, work to spread inclusion and equality to more of Broward is getting a big boost from $379,000 in new Broward Pride grants. Support from Foundation Fundholders is making it possible for hospitals, youth programs and more to better serve all who call Broward home. To learn more about Broward Pride and the Fundholders who make it happen, visit www.cfbroward.link/WeAllBelong.
Visit the Community Foundation of Broward’s YouTube channel to learn more about how our Fundholders create bold impact on the issues that matter most. Here are just a few examples of how philanthropy through the Foundation is at work to ensure a brighter future for Broward. To see videos about these bold impacts, visit: https://cfbroward.link/Impact-Videos
CANCER FIGHTERS CLUB A visit to Gilda’s Club South Florida shows how local philanthropy ensures no one in Broward has to face cancer alone. Fundholders got a firsthand look at how support for Cancel Cancer helps Gilda’s Club deliver patient support in the county with the second highest rate of new cancer diagnoses in Florida.
LEARNING CAREER SKILLS Learn more about the Youth Work career training program that helped Jamal Jackson and the other teens you can read about in this issue of Community Matters. Thanks to Fundholders’ support, these lessons lead to part-time jobs that help teens build career skills and brighter futures.
INSIDE FLAMINGO GARDENS Tag along on the behind-the-scenes experience for Fundholders and Legacy Society members at Flamingo Gardens, which you can also read about in this issue of Community Matters. Get an up-close look at the rescued animals and botanical gardens at this Broward treasure.
HUNGRY FOR LEADERSHIP Who are the leaders who did the most to shape the Florida we know today? A Foundation Food for Thought luncheon featured former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux’s exploration of what makes a good leader. Food for Thought events are exclusive opportunities for Fundholders and Legacy Society members to learn about big issues and connect with other philanthropists. cfbroward.org 19
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