COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BROWARD MAGAZINE
New Community Builders Shape The Future
Parkland Survival Stories Help Us Heal
How We Can Tackle Climate Change
About this issue: Philanthropy builds a vibrant community A vibrant community is engaged, connected and resilient. A vibrant community inspires. It’s a place where people thrive and want to live for generations to come. The vibrant mural on the cover of this issue shows how splashes of color have transformed a once-drab parking garage into a bold, new star of Fort Lauderdale’s arts scene. What began as just a place to park across from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is now its own work of art. It’s a source of inspiration for downtown visitors. It fuels pride in the place we call home.
The power of the arts is a catalyst for vibrant communities. A downtown mural, a concert in the park, a new museum exhibition – the arts ignite creativity and stoke community pride. They connect people to each other and to the place they call home. That’s why we have identified Art of Community as one of Broward’s Issues That Matter – 10 issues that affect everyone and are vital to Broward’s future. Other issues that help build a vibrant community include Animal Welfare and ECO Broward.
The character of our community is reflected in the Fundholders at the Community way we treat our animals. And Foundation of Broward our hope for a vibrant future made this parking garage requires that Broward becomes transformation possible. a sustainable place to live, even Thanks to their support, teams as we face the challenges of of community volunteers led by climate change. a professional artist breathed life into a concrete canvas. Over the next few pages you will see how our Fundholders’ Support for the arts is one of bold philanthropy shapes a the ways philanthropy through more vibrant future for all who the Community Foundation call Broward home. builds a more vibrant Broward.
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Linda B. Carter
Annette Bauer Sheri Brown Carol Dorko Andrea Gregory Amanda Kah Justine Morgan Jennifer Powers Angelica Rosas Abigail Symonds Nancy Thies Nancy Walton
James Donnelly – Chairman Juliet Murphy Roulhac – Vice Chairman Cynthia Borders-Byrd – Treasurer Kurt D. Zimmerman – Secretary Paige Hyatt – At Large Thomas R. Oliveri – At Large J. David Armstrong Jr. Doria M. Camaraza James B. Davis Louise F. Dill
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Inside: Bold impact. Vibrant community. P.6 ART OF COMMUNITY Powerful exhibition features Parkland survival stories that help Broward heal. P.9 ANIMAL WELFARE Rescued birds get a new, safer home. P.10 ECO BROWARD Support for the environment will help Broward grow more resilient.
P.4 FUNDHOLDERS’ SUPPORT FOR ART OF COMMUNITY HELPS MORE OF BROWARD EXPERIENCE THE SYMPHONY.
P.14 BE BOLD LEADERSHIP CAMPAIGN Broward’s four new Community Builders fuel momentum to tackle issues that matter to the place they call home.
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he sound of violins may find you on the mall escalator, offering a taste of Bach and Beethoven on your way to the food court.
Or maybe a walk through the park near your neighborhood leads to an impromptu art gallery, where local painters add fresh brush strokes to new creations. More and more, Broward’s vibrant arts scene comes to you, thanks to public performances and arts exhibitions made possible by Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders who support Art of Community projects. The arts ignite creativity, invoke community pride and connect people to where they live and to each other. They are a vital catalyst for a vibrant community that should permeate every neighborhood. Through charitable Funds at the Community Foundation, our Fundholders ensure that the arts aren’t just found in theatres and museums that some people never visit. Fundholders’ commitment to Art of Community helps the arts reach into the everyday life of more Broward residents. Thanks to support from Funds such as The Wil and Susan Greaton Fund, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra provides pop-up performances in malls, train stations and other public places across Broward. 4
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No one needs a ticket to enjoy one of these surprise performances, which enable the orchestra to engage a new audience at unexpected venues. Anyone who happens upon the music can take a few moments out of their daily routine to experience the power of the arts, right there where they live, work and play. “People are able to really enjoy the music and feel a part of what we are doing,” said Jacqueline Lorber, orchestra CEO/ president. “Our mission is to delight, inspire and educate the community.”
Support for Art of Community projects also brings musicians, poets, painters and much more to arts-inspired block parties held in communities across Broward. The block parties feature theatrical performances, dance troupes, bands, local vendors and other artistic attractions. Thanks to support from Funds such as the David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, the block parties showcase emerging, local artists. And it’s all within walking distance or a short drive for people who otherwise might not have access to these kinds of events.
The South Florida Symphony Orchestra uses malls, train stations and other public places for pop-up performances, meant to engage new audiences.
Lauderdale Lakes and Pompano Beach were the first to get an Art of the City
to you! South Florida Symphony Orchestra pop-up performances often begin with a single violinist emerging from a crowd in a public place.
Block Party, organized by the Art Prevails Project. Fort Lauderdale is next in line for an arts block party. “We work with the cities to create a mini festival in their space,” said Darius Daughtry, Arts Prevails Project founder and artistic director. “The idea is to engage each city and really pull out what the art of that city is.” The block parties, like the symphony pop-up performances, are just a few of the ways our Fundholders give people who may never come to a concert hall or gallery a chance to connect to the arts – and connect to each other.
An Art of the City Block Party, like this one in Lauderdale Lakes, features local bands, poets and other performers.
“That’s really what Art of Community is all about. To bring people together to connect and feel and get engaged,” said Angelica Rosas, the Foundation’s strategic grants manager. “To make the arts come to life in every community throughout Broward.”
These two Art of Community projects were made possible by Funds such as:
• Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund • Community Concerts Association of Fort Lauderdale Performing Arts Fund • The Wil and Susan Greaton Fund • Frederick W. Jaqua Fund • R.J. and Nancy Purdy Fund • David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund
Live painting exhibitions are among the artistic attractions at an Art of the City Block Party, which started in Lauderdale Lakes and are spreading to other local cities. cfbroward.org
PARKLAND SURVI “It’s important that others learn from this. Society can heal as a whole by learning.” - Ian Witlen Exhibition Creator
The “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition features photos and audio recordings about the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Photo by Chris Zuppa, Florida Humanities.) 6
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After the showing in Coral Springs, photojournalist Ian Witlen plans to take his “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition to other communities affected by mass shootings. (Photo by Chris Zuppa, Florida Humanities.)
Exhibition helps us heal F
irst you see black-and-white photos that capture the heartbreak of teachers who couldn’t save everyone, of parents whose children never came home and of students who wonder why they made it. Then you hear recordings of survivors describe the approach of thundering gunshots, whispered phone calls to loved ones and last conversations with fallen classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition features photos and audio recordings of students, teachers and others affected by the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting in Parkland that claimed 17 lives. Charitable Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward helped make this powerful exhibition possible. Our Community Foundation family got to experience the exhibition firsthand at our latest Food for Thought event – an exclusive opportunity for Foundation Fundholders and Legacy Society members to learn about Broward’s big issues and see the bold impact of local philanthropy.
Cathy Donnelly, a Community Foundation Fundholder, listens to people affected by the Parkland school shooting share their experiences.
“It was profound. It was sad. It was inspiring,” Fundholder Cathy Donnelly said after viewing the photographs and listening to the recordings during the Food for Thought visit to the Coral Springs Museum of Art. “We can’t forget.” Pairing the portraits with the recordings makes the exhibition intimate and personal, said Juliet Murphy Roulhac, a Foundation Board member. “You really feel like you connect with and almost know that person,” she said. “You feel like you are one-on-one with them.” continued on page 8
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During the Foundation’s visit to the museum, Fundholders and Legacy Society members got the chance to hear from photojournalist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumnus Ian Witlen, who created the exhibition. He explained that his goal was to document what people experienced that day as well as what survivors hope will come from the tragedy. He also shared how the exhibition has helped him and others in our grieving community heal. Now he plans to take it to other communities that have suffered mass shootings. This exhibition was made possible by philanthropists such as Mary Porter, whose estate gift a decade ago created a charitable Fund with the flexibility to tackle Broward’s biggest issues of the day. “Mary Porter would be so happy that her Fund is working where it’s needed the most,” Foundation Vice President Kirk Englehardt said after seeing the exhibition. “Mary’s bold philanthropy is helping the community she loved heal from one of its worst tragedies.” Support for the exhibition came from the following Funds at the Community Foundation: • Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund • Ruth H. Brown Fund for the Arts
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Rescued Parrots Get Safe Landing Rescued parrots with nowhere else to go now have a safer and roomier home, thanks to Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders. Support from the Scott Family Fund enabled construction of a new parrot aviary at Flamingo Gardens – the 60-acre wildlife sanctuary and botanical garden in Davie. Pet parrots often end up abandoned because the large birds can live for decades, requiring more care than their owners can handle. Flamingo Gardens has long provided a home for parrots that can’t be released to the wild, but its rusted, 20-year-old parrot enclosure was at risk of collapse. Now, thanks to a grant from the Scott Family Fund, Flamingo Gardens has opened an enlarged parrot aviary – with stronger steel, improved safety-cage entrances and more room for the parrots to spread their wings.
Knowing about the Scotts’ passion for helping animals, Justine Morgan – the Foundation’s Charitable Funds Services Director – connected them to this exciting opportunity to use their charitable Fund to make a bold impact at Flamingo Gardens. That philanthropic expertise is one of the benefits of creating a charitable Fund at the Community Foundation. From a newly opened Cycad Garden to a new bald eagle exhibit to support for a new welcome center, the parrot aviary is the latest example of how Foundation Fundholders help make it possible for Flamingo Gardens to protect precious habitat and animals – both of which must be able to thrive for Broward to remain a sustainable, vibrant place where people want to live. Fundholders make it happen with their support for Animal Welfare projects. More than 30,000 domesticated animals become homeless each year in Broward and wildlife is running out of habitat because of Broward’s rampant development. Grants for animal rescue, spay and neuter programs as well as emergency medical care are among the ways that our Fundholders create bold impact for Broward’s animals. “The character of our community is reflected in the way we treat our animals,” Foundation President/CEO Linda B. Carter said. “Fundholder support for Animal Welfare seeks to ensure that Broward’s animals are treated with respect and live safely without threat or abuse.”
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To learn more about support for Animal Welfare, visit www.cfbroward.link/AnimalWelfare.
Youth Environmental Alliance volunteers plant sea oats to bolster beach dunes and combat erosion in Broward. Community Foundation Fundholders support this effort to make our shoreline more resilient by restoring wildlife habitat that buffers communities from flooding.
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WARD MUST W MORE RESILIENT Rising seas threaten Broward’s future as a vibrant,
The big solutions Broward needs require a bold response from all sectors of our community. Local governments, businesses and residents alike must step up to protect the place we love.
sustainable place to live. Broward County is expecting sea level to rise 2 feet by 2060, due to pollution-fueled climate change. Flooding along the coast and inland could force people out of homes and close businesses. The influx of salt water could contaminate our drinking water supply. Our neighborhoods, our jobs and even our lives are at risk if we don’t take bold, immediate action to protect our community from flooding and other devastating consequences of climate change.
Support for Broward’s fragile environment – through philanthropy we call ECO Broward – is one way Community Foundation of Broward Fundholders tackle climate change. While ECO Broward is off to a good start with limited resources, our community needs more philanthropic muscle to take on one of the biggest issues of our time. Creating an endowed charitable Fund dedicated to ECO Broward is a great way to help our community grow more resilient.
Here’s how our Fundholders have helped Broward face climate change:
126,000 sea oats and salt marsh grasses planted to bolster beach dunes and combat erosion.
50,000 trees planted across Broward to increase habitat and improve air quality.
2,000 Broward students
learned the value of protecting the Everglades through field trips and classroom lessons.
800 wildlife-friendly landscapes
created at local homes and businesses.
150 Broward residents received energy/water conservation toolkits and education. $20,000 for a Broward resiliency study
to determine the public costs and economic benefits of preparing for climate change.
To learn more about ways to tackle climate change, visit www.cfbroward.link/ECOBroward. cfbroward.org 11
News & Notes LEGAL INSIGHTS, COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS A breakfast for the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council featured insights about avoiding drafting dilemmas – as well as the chance to network with more than two dozen attorneys, accountants and other top advisors. Legal experts James R. George, of Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Jennifer Robinson, of Northern Trust, shared their drafting do’s and don’ts with the council – an elite group of professionals who have referred clients to the Community Foundation. Opportunities to connect with local leaders and earn continuing education credits are among the benefits of joining the Professional Advisors Council.
Broward County students take a field trip to the Everglades, thanks to support from: David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Kresge Unrestricted Fund, Robert Frederick Giese Fund, Mary N. Porter Community Impact Fund, and James Bell-Greenbaum Charitable Fund.
AIRBOATS, ALLIGATORS AND ECO BROWARD Wide-eyed children roar across the Everglades in airboats – getting to see alligators emerge from dark waters and blue herons swoop over sawgrass. Students experience the Everglades firsthand on field trips made possible by charitable Funds at the Community Foundation that support ECO Broward projects. For many children who grow up among Broward’s densely packed subdivisions and shopping centers, this is their first look at the famed River of Grass. These field trips are the highlight of an Everglades literacy program, supported by Fundholders to teach tomorrow’s leaders the importance of protecting this vital natural resource. PARKING GARAGE TRANSFORMATION TAKES A BOW A colorful mural that transformed a once-drab downtown Fort Lauderdale parking garage has been honored with a 2019 Community Appearance Award. The city’s Community Appearance Awards recognize outstanding renovations and new construction for beauty, style, design and landscaping. Community Foundation Fundholders’ support for Art of Community made it possible for teams of volunteers, in collaboration with the mural artist, to add the dramatic splashes of color that have turned the parking garage across from the Broward Center for the Performing Arts into a work of art. 12 Community Matters | Winter 2020
Attorneys James R. George and Jennifer Robinson share insights about legal drafting at the fall meeting of the Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council.
A new mural, made possible by support from Community Foundation Fundholders, transforms the Fort Lauderdale arts district parking garage into an artistic attraction.
SEA CADET LEADERSHIP LESSONS Support for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets of Fort Lauderdale is one way Community Foundation Fundholders help keep Broward’s young people on track for a bright future. These future leaders of tomorrow – age 10 to 18 – recently built and operated underwater robots and will soon learn to fly unmanned aerial vehicles, thanks to support from the Scott Family Fund and the Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale Charitable Fund. The Cadets are also on their way to replacing their aging building with a new state-of-the-art training facility, thanks to a seed grant from the Mary N. Porter Legacy Fund. Greg Medalie, a member of the Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council and co-chair of the Joint Tax & Estate Planning Seminar Steering Committee, speaks at a kickoff reception for the 18th annual event.
How to stand in formation and show respect for the uniform is part of the training for the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets of Fort Lauderdale.
HONORS FOR FOUNDATION OUTREACH The Community Foundation’s work to inform, empower and connect won top honors this year from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Our redesigned website, new videos and Community Matters The Community Foundation’s website, publications and magazine helped other outreach efforts won 12 MarCom Awards – an us win 12 MarCom international creative competition for marketing and communications. Awards – an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. A special thanks goes to the Professional Advisors Council, which helped us create several of these award-winning resources. We are proud to be recognized for spreading the word about the power of local philanthropy and the bold impact our Fundholders create for Broward.
DEATH, TAXES AND PASTRIES Professional advisors mingled over pastries, coffee and talk of taxes and estate plans. They collected new business cards, as well as new insights into legal and financial planning for their clients. Hundreds of attorneys, CPAs and financial advisors gathered in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 4 for South Florida’s top tax and estate planning event. The 18th Annual Joint Tax & Estate Planning Seminar was presented by the Community Foundation of Broward, United Way of Broward County and the Jewish Federation of Broward County. Helping to organize this learning and networking opportunity is one of the ways the Community Foundation fosters our collaboration with professional advisors.
EVERYONE COUNTS IN BROWARD The Community Foundation has stepped up to make sure Broward’s hard-to-count populations aren’t left out during the 2020 U.S. census. An undercount means Broward loses out on the opportunity for taxpayer dollars available for health care, education, affordable housing and more. To boost outreach to low-income households, the elderly, minorities and other historically undercounted communities, the Community Foundation has awarded a $10,000 Economic Independence grant from the Community Impact Fund to Broward’s Census 2020 Complete Count Committee. This support, from a Fund created by an anonymous donor, will help local leaders craft strategies to increase census participation.
The Census 2020 community outreach program is made possible by support for Economic Independence – philanthropy that empowers hardworking Broward families to move from struggling to thriving. cfbroward.org 13
‘This is Home’
Community Builders Step Up Some grow up here. They raise their families and build their careers here. Broward has always been home. Others find their way here. They fall in love with the people and the places they find here. Broward becomes their home. Despite different paths, they share a common bond – a commitment to give back to the place they call home. These are the Community Builders – visionaries who create endowed charitable Funds of $1 million or more at the Community Foundation of Broward. Their philanthropy shapes a brighter future for the community they love. The Foundation recently announced four new Community Builders, whose endowed gifts fuel innovation and create nimble resources for Broward – today and forever.
President/CEO Linda B. Carter said. “They are literally building this community today, tomorrow and for generations.” Mildred “Millie” Talkwicz used an estate gift to create the new Mildred Talkwicz Charitable Fund, which ensures foreversupport for Broward’s children, animals and more. “She wanted to do something permanently,” said Jack Loving, attorney for Mildred Talkwicz and a former Foundation Board member. “She felt that was a good way to leave a legacy.” Known as someone who never turned away those in need, Marlene Holder’s estate gift created the unrestricted Marlene Holder Fund for Broward to evolve with the community and tackle the biggest issues of the day. “She wanted this money to stay local,” said Karen Spigler, attorney for Marlene Holder. “This is going to help the people in this county.”
The new Community Builders are: • BBX Capital • Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz • Marlene Holder • Mildred Talkwicz They join a growing group of Community Builders, now 36 strong, who refuse to sit on the sidelines. They use their philanthropy to make a bold impact. With their charitable Funds at the Community Foundation, they all tackle big issues to help Broward thrive forever. “They got involved and they got engaged and they said, ‘This is home,’ ” Foundation
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Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz are longtime supporters of the arts who created the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Fund for the Arts to propel the arts forward for generations to come.
Jarett S. Levan, former Foundation Board member, and Dara Levan, Foundation Board member (wearing the honoree ribbons) represent BBX Capital at the 2019 Community Builders Celebration at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum. They are joined by (from left to right) Linda B. Carter, Foundation President/CEO; Jeannie Hudson, Community Builder; Steven W. Hudson, Community Builder, Foundation Board member; Cathy Donnelly, Fundholder; May Jean Wolff, Community Builder; and James Donnelly, Fundholder, Foundation Board chairman.
“The arts are so important, especially in difficult times,” said Francie Bishop Good, an artist and former Foundation Board member. “They bridge all humanity. … It’s so important in our community to celebrate the arts.”
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First Corporate Community Builder
BBX Capital is the Foundation’s first corporate Community Builder. The groundbreaking BBX Capital Fund for the Arts provides support for artists, to help Broward’s vibrant arts community reach its full potential. “We care deeply about the arts and how important the arts are to this community,” said Jarett S. Levan, President of BBX Capital and a former Foundation Board member. “We hope that we will be an example for other businesses.” The four new Community Builders have stepped up as part of the Foundation’s BE BOLD Leadership Campaign – a growing movement to shape a brighter future for Broward. Launched one year ago, the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign is a chance for people who love Broward to use the power of
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz cut the ribbon on their Community Builder plaque.
endowment to tackle our community’s biggest challenges. Already, the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign has raised $144 million toward the $500 million goal. When fully seeded, it will empower our Fundholders to deliver nearly $3 million a month in permanent support for the issues that matter most to Broward’s future. “We are proud of this remarkable progress and eager to reach our bold goal,” said James Donnelly, chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Broward must have permanent, nimble resources so it will always be a vibrant place to call home.” For the latest news about the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, visit www.cfbroward.org/be-bold.
Homeless no more: Safe place, Mark Hardin lost his airline job, exhausted his savings and lived in his car for nearly two years as he struggled to find steady work. He was running out of options and running out of hope. And then his car broke down. Thanks to the power of local philanthropy, Mark found the chance for a fresh start at Keystone Halls – which for 20 years has helped veterans and others experiencing homelessness in Fort Lauderdale. Through Keystone Halls’ new LGBT Transitional Housing Program, Mark has a temporary place to live while he takes classes that prepare him for a new career. And food from Keystone Halls helps Mark, who is HIV positive, gain back the weight he lost while living on the street. Now instead of worrying about where he will sleep each night and what he will eat, Mark can focus on getting back to work and staying healthy. “A safe place to go, that’s all I needed,” said Mark, 49, who is gay. “This is not my forever home. It’s up to me to get that.” Mark is one of the dozens of formerly homeless people getting a new start at Keystone Halls, thanks to support from Fundholders at the Community Foundation of Broward. Several Foundation Fundholders and Legacy Society members got a firsthand look at Keystone Halls during a behind-thescenes visit, where they met Mark and other hardworking people getting a chance to turn their lives around. The Foundation supporters visited the homes where Keystone Halls provides safe, temporary housing.
Keystone Halls helps Mark Hardin overcome homelessness by providing safe, temporary housing and connections to career training and other services.
“Mary Mackenzie would have loved to see how the Fund she created with her estate gift is helping Keystone Halls change lives,” said Amanda Kah, the Foundation’s Charitable Funds Services Manager, who arranged the Keystone Halls visit. “Her legacy makes it possible for more people to overcome homelessness.”
A safe place to go, that’s all I needed. This is not my forever home. It’s up to me to get that.” - Mark Hardin
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Keystone Halls’ facilities include a cluster of houses in Fort Lauderdale where veterans, members of the LGBT community and others facing homelessness receive safe, temporary housing.
In addition to seeing the temporary homes Keystone Halls provides, Foundation visitors learned how Keystone Halls connects its clients to substance abuse counseling, employment training and other wrap-around services that empower people to provide for themselves. “Mark showed that homelessness can happen to any of us,” Fundholder Chuck Ross said. “After learning how Keystone Halls helped him, I wanted to use my Fund at the Foundation to contribute to the organization.” Like Mark, many Broward residents are at risk of spiraling into homelessness. More than half of Broward’s workforce lives paycheck to paycheck – unable to save enough money to deal with an unexpected car repair, medical bill or job loss. Discrimination in housing and employment can make it harder for members of Broward’s LGBT community to overcome homelessness, said Joe Trembly, who manages Keystone Halls’
Joe Trembly, of Keystone Halls, leads visitors from the Community Foundation on a tour of Keystone Halls’ facilities in Fort Lauderdale.
LGBT Transitional Housing Program. He experienced that struggle firsthand as a gay man who was once homeless in Fort Lauderdale. Trembly said Keystone Halls has been able to increase its outreach to the LGBT community and help more people get back on their feet, thanks to more than $140,000 in grants made possible by Community Foundation Fundholders. “We are changing lives,” Trembly said. “That’s what the money does. ... It has made a difference in a lot of people’s lives.” Support for Keystone Halls is an example of how Foundation Fundholders foster Broward Pride and Economic Independence – two of the Issues That Matter most to Broward’s future. It’s philanthropy that empowers people to overcome discrimination and economic setbacks. It’s an opportunity for more people to become self-sufficient members of our community. The LGBT Transitional Housing Program was made possible by Funds such as: • Keith W. Dunn Restricted Endowment Fund • Richard Frisby and Edward Burkhart Fund • Edwin A. and Jane N. Huston Fund • Mark M. McGuire and Craig E. Wilson Fund • Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund • Charles L. Ross Fund • Lou and May Jean Wolff Family Foundation Fund cfbroward.org 17
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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IMPACTin Action V isit the Community Foundation of Broward’s YouTube channel to learn more about how our Fundholders create bold impact on issues that matter. Here are a few examples of how philanthropy through the Foundation shapes a brighter future for Broward. To see the videos about these bold impacts, visit:
CAREER-BUILDING LESSONS Learn how part-time jobs help three new high school graduates develop the “soft skills” – how to impress employers and get along with customers and co-workers – that will help them build careers. Fundholders’ support for Youth Work led to this on-the-job career training for young workers that shapes Broward’s workforce of tomorrow.
INCLUSION, EQUALITY AND LEARNING Share in the joy of Family Pride Day at the Museum of Discovery and Science, where Fundholder support for Broward Pride has fueled a new emphasis on inclusion. This daylong celebration of science along with new museum marketing campaigns and programing are among the improvements that help all Broward families feel welcome.
THE HEALING POWER OF ART Take a closer look at the moving “Anguish in the Aftermath” exhibition featured in this issue of Community Matters. Hear from Fundholders and Legacy Society members who got to experience the healing power of this exhibition during our Food for Thought event at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
MEET THE NEW COMMUNITY BUILDERS Our four new Community Builders come from different places and different walks of life, but they all share a passion to step up and make a difference for the community they love. Learn more about the stories of these dedicated philanthropists and how they help build on the momentum of the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign. cfbroward.org 19
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