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-WilsonI continue to be amazed at the generosity our community has shown to our students during these particularly difficult times.

On Giving Tuesday, December 1, thanks to the wonderful individuals and organizations in our community, we were able to raise $89,263.20 in support of student scholarships and programs. Three “angel” donors, who each pledged $10,000 - $15,000 in matching gifts, were a big part of the success that day: Dr. Monica McGrath, Vice Chair of the Broward College Foundation, doubled the impact of gifts to the Broward UP™ program; GEICO matched gifts to the Empowerment Fund, and the Louis and May Jean Wolff Foundation doubled gifts to the American Dream Scholarship. An additional $20,000 investment in the Adopt-a-Nurse program from the Wilkes-Short Foundation was matched by the Doctors Hospital Foundation.

Words are inadequate to express my full gratitude, but know I am truly thankful.

After tomorrow, Broward College will close for Winter Break, reopening on Monday, January 4. I wish you a safe and happy holiday season.


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

If charitable giving during the holiday season is a tradition in your family, consider helping someone become "Empowered by Broward" with the gift of education. You can make a real difference for Broward College students.


The Broward College Alumni & Friends Network will kick off the new year with an interactive webinar you’re sure to enjoy.

Featuring Kevin Connell, Senior Partnerships Manager at LinkedIn, and Fortin Jean Pierre, District Director of Career Services at Broward College, you’ll learn how to make the best use of LinkedIn, both personally and professionally, enhance your profile, make meaningful connections and much more.


Leveraging LinkedIn Webinar

Register for "Leveraging LinkedIn" today!

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


SnowflakeSome say, “The secret of living is giving.” If you adhere to a similar philosophy, consider helping someone become Empowered by Broward with the gift of education. Your funding goes further at Broward College, and there are many convenient ways to make your charitable donation.

We recommend you visit our secure web page and make your donation online with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. It’s the fastest way to put your support to work.

If you would prefer to send a check, transfer a gift of stock or make a wire transfer, go online for easy instructions.

If you prefer to make your gift over the telephone, need additional assistance or have questions, please call our Associate Vice President for Development, Scott Rivinius, on his cell at 954-299-6628.


AmazonSmile is a simple way to support Broward College every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones.

Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5 percent of your eligible purchases to Broward College. THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU LOG ON TO AMAZON AT SMILE.AMAZON.COM!


Whether you choose to obtain new skills through one of our Workforce & Continuing Education programs or finally buckle down and finish that degree, Broward College has a number of options that will help you reach your educational goals.


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Go online to learn more and register for the Spring 2021 semester.


Broward College is proud to present these alumni as representatives of the enormous depth and breadth of careers, leadership and impact BC has to offer!

Inspiring Alumni December 2020

We’ve given our Inspiring Alumni web page a new look! Have you seen it? Choose a Pathway and see more Alumni Spotlights online!


Each year thouands of #BCProud graduates start their careers with the education they receive at Broward College. We are proud to present these alumni who are thriving in their fields.

Up and Coming Alumni December 2020

We encourage you to visit our spotlight pages and read about these and other alumni.


Golf Logo LogoThe Broward College 33rd Golf Classic takes place on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club. This year’s tournament will be played on the NEW North Course. Don’t miss your opportunity to play!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and individual and foursome registration is now open.

Since its inception, the annual Golf Classic has raised more than $2.7 million to support the educational environment at Broward College, ensuring our students ultimately succeed in life and make our community a better place to live. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Empowerment Fund.


Did you miss one of our webinars? Did you forget the name of that book that was recommended during one you attended? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.


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Check out our library of previous Alumni & Friends presentations.


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Give yourself a holiday gift by saving on your automotive insurance. We've partnered with GEICO to offer alumni, friends and our employees a special discount. 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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