NSU Partners with United Way of Broward County's MISSION UNITED Initiative

February 19, 2014

United Way of Broward County’s MISSION UNITED recently received a $25,000 donation from Nova Southeastern University. Elaine Blattner, Director of Development – South Florida for Nova Southeastern University, presented the $25,000 donation check to Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO of United Way of Broward County, during United Way’s Day of Caring.

“NSU and United Way of Broward County have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship and we are pleased to continue partnering with MISSION UNITED’s efforts,” said Nova Southeastern University President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. “NSU’s commitment to the wellbeing of our community’s veterans can be seen through our law, medical and mental health clinics, as well as programs for current students. NSU’s student veteran organization counts more than 1,000 veterans as members who are actively involved on campus and in the community.”

MISSION UNITED is a new critical program supporting US military service members, veterans and their families in Broward County by helping them re-acclimate to civilian life. Key focus areas include employment, education, health, legal assistance, emergency financial aid, and housing. MISSION UNITED was created with multiple partners to align existing military services and create programs where there are gaps in support. For more information on MISSION UNITED, please call 954-4-UNITED or visit www.MissionUnited.org.
 
About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization servicing Broward County for 75 years. United Way of Broward County mission is to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change in the impact areas of Education, Income and Health, the building blocks for a better life, which positively impacts people’s lives. United Way of Broward County is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.UnitedWayBroward.org.

About Nova Southeastern University
Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

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