Holman Automotive announced today that the company will donate $100 to United Way of Broward County for every preowned vehicle sold at the Holman Preowned Center during its tent sale from March 8-11, 2012. The Holman Preowned Center is located on the big curve of US1 at Sunrise Boulevard, next to Holman’s Lauderdale Infiniti dealership.
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United Way of Broward County is Searching for Teachers Who Rock

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: March 1, 2012
United Way of Broward County is asking people to contribute to its Teachers Rock campaign by sharing their most inspiring stories about teachers who changed their lives. As a strong message of support for teachers in the community, the stories will be posted on United Way of Broward County’s website. The overall goal of the Teachers Rock campaign is to pay tribute to teachers and support good teaching.
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E-Newsletter - March 2012

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: March 1, 2012
E-Newsletter - March 2012

Agents of Change A-MAZE-ING Choices Life Skills Maze Opens to Local Broward Students

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: February 28, 2012
More than 230 students from 11 Broward County middle schools will participate in a life skills maze called the “Agents of Change A-MAZE-ING Choices” at the 2012 Youth Summit held on Wednesday, March 7 at the Broward County Convention Center. The hands-on, educational simulation is organized by Region 7 Gang Reduction Task Force in collaboration with Choose Peace/Stop Violence, and sponsored by The Jim Moran Foundation, United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, Broward County Public Schools and The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County.

E-Newsletter - February 2012

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: February 1, 2012

United Way Gives Families A Helping Hand During Tax Season

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: January 24, 2012
United Way of Broward County, in collaboration with community partners, is proud to offer an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program, providing free tax assistance to low-income families in the community. In addition, United Way of Broward County’s Mobile Resource Center, along with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) workers, is touring the county through April 14 in order to reach residents who do not have the ability or means to access accountants nor financial advisors.
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United Way of Broward County’s Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force has released its report to the community, Building Strong Communities: Empowering Effective Teaching So Children Excel. The report includes findings and recommendations to improve the quality of education in Broward County by better preparing great teachers, accurately measuring teacher effectiveness and retaining the best teachers. Upon the completion of the Task Force’s findings, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation generously granted United Way of Broward County additional funds to continue its efforts supporting public education in Broward County.
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United Way of Broward County will hold its 11th annual food and wine event to raise funds for its Community Impact Fund which directly supports Broward County residents in need. Guests can sample delectable foods prepared by Fort Lauderdale’s top chefs and exquisite wines from all over the world at United Way of Broward County’s Red & White – Wine and Culinary Delight, presented by Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. and Premier Beverage Company. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty Six on Friday, February 10, 2012, with the Pier Top VIP reception starting at 6:00 p.m. and general admission at 7:00 p.m.
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TD Charitable Foundation Supports United Way of Broward County with Donation

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: January 6, 2012
TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, recently donated a total of $11,700 to United Way of Broward County as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.
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United Way of Broward County Announces Search for Chief Executive Officer

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: December 21, 2011
United Way of Broward County announced today the commencement of an active CEO search for the organization. A search committee has been established and is comprised of United Way of Broward County board members and community leaders. In the interim, the organization will be led by Howard Bakalar, Senior Vice President, Chief Program Officer of Community Impact and Dan Kearns, Senior Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
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