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Nominations now open for retirees giving back
(Broward County, Fla. 9.07.12) – Three nonprofits are set to yet again share $50,000 as part of the Community Foundation of Broward’s For Good Awards. The Awards recognize retired Broward residents who have chosen to invest their time and talents to make Broward better.
The For Good Awards prize money will be donated to the charities of the winners’ choice. The awards are part of the Foundation’s “Re-engage for Good” initiative aimed at ensuring retirees use their skills and interests to make a difference in their communities in an “encore career.”
“These encore careers, which combine personal interests and skills with critical community work continue to unleash a wave of innovative ideas. We’re proud of our role in helping to inspire retirees to address critical community issues through the For Good Awards and to help them do so through the larger Re-engage for Good initiative,” said Linda Carter, president and CEO of the Foundation.
Nominations for the For Good Awards are being accepted through October 26, 2012 at cfbroward.org
. Applicants must be inspirational leaders who have retired from their primary career and begun works that improve our community. The three winners will be announced at a Signature Grand luncheon on February 14, 2013. Now in its third year, the For Good Awards will also recognize Broward cities excelling at connecting its retirees with meaningful ways to improve their community.
“The Re-Engage for Good initiative and the For Good Awards have effectively inspired retirees to give back and developed pathways to help them do so,” said Carter. “It’s now time for the entire community and new leaders across Broward to build on this work so we can continue to benefit from the wisdom and experience of an incredibly active, educated and innovative generation."
Florida’s senior growth is the largest in the nation, and Broward itself is currently home to more than 500,000 baby boomers, many of whom will soon retire. The For Good Awards are made possible by The Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation, Inc.
About the Community Foundation of Broward
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward's mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 400 Charitable Funds and agency endowments representing $100 million, it has distributed $55 million to support community solutions over the past 28 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954.761.9503.