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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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Target Share-A-Tree and United Way Bring Holiday Cheer to Families in Need

By: Alix Floyd
Date: December 16, 2011
From December 18-22, Target stores across the country will celebrate the season of giving by donating 2,790 decorated holiday trees to United Way as part of the Target Share-a-Tree Program.
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Give a Gift of Hope This Holiday Season

By: Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.
Date: December 1, 2011
The season of gift giving is upon us and we all know the importance of giving back to our community, no matter which holiday you celebrate. Now is the time to bring together your loved ones, reflect on all of the things in our lives we are grateful for, and lend a helping hand to those who need it most.
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United Way of Broward County’s Women’s Leadership Council members will host its Inaugural Magnolia Luncheon presented by Broward Health on Tuesday, November 8 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The event will celebrate women veterans, honor the Magnolia Corporate Philanthropy Award recipients JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Women’s Leadership Donors and Magnolia Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Susie Levan.
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20th Annual Day of Caring Presented by Memorial Healthcare System - Great Success

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: October 26, 2011
More than 1,000 volunteers transformed the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center on Friday, October 21 for United Way of Broward County’s 20th Annual Day of Caring presented by Memorial Healthcare System. The day-long project consisted of painting 40 resident apartments and administration building, planting more than 100 trees and numerous shrubs, painting beautiful murals, and much more. Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger was the Honorary Day of Caring Chair.
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Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force Hosts Education Town Hall

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: October 20, 2011
More than 160 gathered at United Way of Broward County’s Empowering Effective Teachers Task Force Education Town Hall at Nova Southeastern University’s Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center last week. Local educators, parents, community leaders and elected officials participated in a community conversation to discuss ways to support public education in Broward County.
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Florida Panthers Opening Night Benefiting United Way of Broward County

By: Natalie Horowitz
Date: October 6, 2011
United Way of Broward County benefits from select group ticket sales of the Florida Panthers opening night home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the BankAtlantic Center. United Way of Broward County will receive $10 for each lower level ticket and $5 from each upper level ticket purchased through the Panthers’ group sales department and Group Sales Director Mackie Feierstein.
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