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Broward Education Foundation’s Tools For Schools Launches County’s Largest Back to School Supply Drive

BROWARD COUNTY – Many Broward County Public School students come from families battling extreme poverty and too often school supplies are sidelined in favor of food and shelter. Basic items like flat pink erasers, composition books, glue sticks and crayons can mean the difference in a child’s attendance, their self-esteem and ultimately, their success. The community can help by participating in Broward’s largest and most comprehensive back to school supply drive- Tools for Schools Broward will be launched countywide on July 10 by the Broward Education Foundation.

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More Than $750,000 Broward Education Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Help Students Fulfill College Dreams

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The steep cost of higher education is forcing many of today’s graduating high school seniors to delay their dreams of attending college.

But because of Broward Education Foundation and its generous donors, 207 Broward County Public School seniors will attend college this fall with scholarships ranging from $500 to four year Florida Prepaid plans. At its Scholarship Award Ceremony, presented by BrightStar Credit Union, Broward Education Foundation awarded more than $750,000 worth of scholarships.

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First-Ever “Birdies for Birch” Raises Funds for Friends of Birch State Park

Fort Lauderdale, FL … The Friends of Birch State Park, Inc. held its first-ever “Birdies for Birch” golf tournament on May 18th at Fort Lauderdale Country Club. The event was chaired by Friends board members Tyler Chappell of The Chappell Group and Stephen Tilbrook of Gray Robinson PA. Florida Community Bank was the presenting sponsor of “Birdies for Birch,” which had 90 golfers participate. Other major sponsors included Gray Robinson PA, Ellis Diversified Inc., Boatyard, Resolve Marine, Tom Krips Construction, Botek Thurlow Engineering, Balestreri Realty, Holland & Knight, Morgan Stanley and Doubletime Digital.

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