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


Broward College Foundation's 50th Anniversary

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The Broward College Foundation’s 50th Anniversary was celebrated on Friday, November 5. Over the course of its 50-year history, the Broward College Foundation has served the Broward College community of more than 1 million alumni with program and scholarship support. Philanthropic support over the past 50 years is an investment in students, allowing Broward College to be the foundation for transforming millions of lives in our community – helping students continue their education or start their careers.

Learn more about the key milestones and highlights of the history and impact of the Broward College Foundation.

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You can still join in on the 50th Anniversary celebration by creating a custom photo or GIF and sharing it on social media! Visit the photo booth. 

Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram and share your stories of what the impact of philanthropy means to you at Broward College with the hashtag #MyFoundationIsBroward.

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$50 for 50 Giving Day

BCF 50th

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Broward College Foundation and the real impact of $50 in transforming peoples' lives on the $50 for 50 Giving Day on November 5th. Ninety faculty and staff, alumni, friends, students and parents contributed $16,267 in philanthropic support towards the Broward College Fund - supporting the areas of greatest need for student success.

If you missed the $50 for 50 Giving Day and would like to make a gift, you may do so online.

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BC LogoBroward College nominates City Furniture as the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Corporation

Congratulations to City Furniture for being recognized as the 2021 National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Corporation, nominated by Broward College. City Furniture was recognized on November 10 by AFP Fort Lauderdale – Broward County Chapter. Read More. 


BC LogoBroward College to boost STEM enrollment of Hispanic and low-income students with $5 million grant

The College receives $5 million over five years to increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of Hispanic and underrepresented minority students in STEM programs and careers. Read More. 


BCEx accelerator application now open



The BCEx Broward College business accelerator is now accepting applications to join Cohort 5 this Spring!

This is YOUR chance to turn your idea into a startup or small business – whether you are a Broward College student, faculty, staff, member of the Broward College Alumni & Friends community, or if you are interested in building a company!

This 10-12 week cohort starts on February 10th, 2022.

The deadline to apply is January 14th, 2022 and applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information, please contact BCEx at 




Things that go bump in the night: A chat about horror

Horror Chat

In case you missed it, the Alumni & Friends Network hosted an interactive and spooky webinar with guest moderator Broward College Professor Dr. Billy Jones. Educational and fun, the enthusiastic audience participation made this one of our most successful webinars to date!

Click here to access the webinar's recording.


From Cherokee to 'White Life': The Blighted Footprint of Native Boarding Schools and How We Move Forward on Thursday, November 18     


Hosted by Professor Raymond, this event is a virtual conversation in recognition of National Native American Heritage Month with Joseph Cloud, a Citizen of Cherokee Nation.   



10th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 25    

Turkey Trot

Come run, jog, or walk with us on Thanksgiving morning to help support Broward College nursing students. The 10th Annual Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot is presented by MedPro and the Leadership Broward Foundation. The event will take place at Las Olas Oceanside Park on Thursday, November 25 at 7:30 a.m.

A portion of the event proceeds will support the MedPro Future Nurse Scholarship at Broward College. Established by MedPro Healthcare Staffing, this scholarship honors Broward College students pursuing a career in nursing. Nurses are at the heart of our Broward County medical community, and MedPro is privileged to support those who are dedicated to a lifetime of caring for others.


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A Broward College License Plate – it could happen!

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Picture yourself in your car driving down the road and getting honks of appreciation because YOU have your personalized Broward College specialty plate! This is a dream we want to make real, but we need you to help us. We need YOU our alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students to tell us if you would support the creation of a Broward College plate. Broward College has given many alumni a license to succeed, so let’s show our BC pride by supporting the creation of a college plate.

Take this two-question, 20-second anonymous survey now by clicking here. 


Giving Tuesday

Save-the-date! #GivingTuesday is a one day, online event to raise support for the college. Gifts of all sizes make a huge impact. Please join us on November 30th. 💙


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

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Choose a Pathway and see more Notable Alumni Spotlights online!


Each year, thousands of #BCProud graduates embark on their exciting careers, thanks to the education they acquired at Broward College.

Madison Davidson  

Visit our spotlight pages and read about these and other alumni.


When you include the Broward College Foundation in your financial and estate planning, you ensure your legacy of providing opportunities 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.



When you shop on Amazon, your purchase can support Broward College – for free! Just use or activate AmazonSmile in your Amazon mobile app by selecting the Broward College Foundation. When you spend, Amazon will donate a portion to support the college.

On Thanksgiving Day, Amazon is upping its Black Friday game this year, offering more deals than ever before during its 48-hour Black Friday deals event with thousands of deals across electronics, toys, home and kitchen, fashion beauty and more.  

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile and Amazon are exactly the same in terms of experience – the only difference is the added benefit to Broward College students.

Activate AmazonSmile in your mobile app now or save SMILE.AMAZON.COM as a favorite in your browser! Then shop away!


Welcome fall and lower car insurance rates. You could save even more with a special alumni discount from GEICO. 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.

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