YOU AND THE BLUE: Newsletter for Friends of Broward College and Broward College Alumni

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You & the Blue

A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of Broward College



Nancy O'Donnell-WilsonMany months ago, we had planned for this issue of your You & the Blue newsletter to feature photographs from the Signature Grand Ghoul, originally scheduled for October 26 with the Broward College Foundation tagged as the beneficiary of the annual fundraiser. But as we all know, so many things have changed. Happily, our students will benefit from next year’s Signature Grand Ghoul, scheduled for Monday, October 25, 2021. Read more online.

We have also rescheduled our 33rd Annual Golf Classic ... twice, and now plan for it to take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Read more online. The annual fundraising gala for the R. Motwani Family Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Broward College will also be scheduled during the fall of next year.

Don’t forget Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day. We encourage you to exercise your right to vote and make your voice heard.

Wishing you the best until next month!


Nancy O'Donnell-Wilson
Vice President for Advancement, Broward College
Executive Director, Broward College Foundation



Giving Tuesday Dave the Date

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, as we participate in #GivingTuesday, the online global generosity movement. This year has impacted the finances of many of our students and their families, making educational attainment more challenging than ever. You have an opportunity to support scholarships and programming that help students continue their educational journey while providing them with the tools they need to thrive well into the future. #GivingTuesday #BrowardGives


The Broward College Alumni & Friends Network has an exciting new webinar next month!


Leadership Lessons Webinar

You are invited to participate in this “live” interactive discussion on all aspects of leadership: Who is leading your life? Did you know that sometimes you have to have “breakdowns” in leadership to have “breakthroughs?” Join us for these empowering and transformative lifelong lessons in Leadership, brought to you by Broward College professors and alumni.

Register for Leadership Lessons today!

If you would like to suggest a topic or volunteer for a future Alumni & Friends event, email Jill Horowitz, your Alumni Engagement Officer.


Two members of the Broward College Foundation Board of Directors members, Dev Motwani and George Platt, were featured in the third edition of Florida Trend’s “Florida 500,” a special publication that highlights the 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors throughout the state.


Florida 500

Read more of this story online.


The Michael J. Grimmé Ethical Decision Making Training Program, which is part of the curriculum for Broward College students in the automotive program, was founded and funded by Michael and Pam Grimmé to honor their son, who died in a tragic car accident caused by a technician who “cut corners.”

Grimme Screenshot

Clockwise from top left: Prof. Joshua Kimber, General Education Task Force Chair, Philosophy Professor Pedro Oliveira, and Mike Grimmé discuss the program.

On Wednesday, October 14, Mike and Pam addressed automotive technician classes on the Judson A. Samuels South Campus and told how one unprincipled mechanic changed their family’s lives forever when their 17-year-old son lost control of his car on I-95.

Read more of this story online.


Broward College is #BCProud to present these highly Inspirational Alumni as representatives of the enormous depth and breadth of careers, leadership and impact BC has to offer!


Inspiring Alumni September 2020

Choose a Pathway and see more Alumni Spotlights online!


On October 21, the Broward College Alumni & Friends Network hosted an interactive hour on The Supreme Value of Culture with Dr. Steven Dunnivant.


Supreme Value

More than 75 individuals representing alumni, currently enrolled students, faculty, College staff, and friends registered for this interactive event. If you missed it, you may watch a recording of the “The Supreme Value of Culture” webinar.


Geico Square

In these trying times, we want to remind you we’ve partnered with GEICO to offer alumni, friends and our employees a special discount on car insurance. Visit GEICO online or call 1-800-368-2734 to find out how much you could save today!

Be sure to mention your Broward College affiliation to be eligible for the special discount.


When you include the Broward College Foundation in your financial and estate planning, you ensure your legacy of providing opportunity to students who are determined to change their lives through the pursuit of higher education. Help someone become Empowered by Broward!

For more information, email Scott Rivinius or call 954-201-7490.


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Amazon Smile LogoDid you know you could save money, save time, and help students become Empowered by Broward all at once? When you buy your gifts, clothing, food, and other products through Amazon Smile, you can direct a percentage of your purchase to the Broward College Foundation and support the Empowerment Fund, which provides the most flexibility to do what is right for our students.

Prices on Amazon Smile are identical to those on the regular Amazon site. You’ll enjoy the same convenience and help make a student’s dream of higher education a reality.

Learn how easy it is to set up your Amazon Smile account.


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