Community Foundation visit to MODS showcases support for environment

'Food for Thought' event

June 3, 2022
The Community Foundation of Broward features new support to tackle climate change during its "Food for Thought" luncheon in June at the Museum of Disovery and Science.

Fundholders, Legacy Society members and other members of the Community Foundation of Broward’s philanthropy family recently got a firsthand look at our new collaboration to raise awareness about climate change and champion support for the environment.

We visited the Museum of Discovery and Science for our latest “Food for Thought” luncheon. Food for Thoughts are exclusive opportunities for our supporters and friends to learn more about Broward’s big issues as well as the work of the Foundation. This Food for Thought featured how we are teaming up with MODS to launch the Broward Eco Hub for Resiliency Education.

Jerry Taylor, Nancy Bryant, Susan Cantrick and Keith Clark join Community Foundation President/CEO Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson at the Food for Thought luncheon at MODS.

“It’s an exciting day for us,” Community Foundation Board Chair Kurt Zimmerman said. “This new collaboration between the Community Foundation and Museum of Discovery & Science to launch the Broward Eco Hub for Resiliency Education will support community engagement, education and action for environmental sustainability and resiliency in Broward.”

With $300,000 in support from the Community Foundation spread over the next three years, the Eco Hub at MODS will:

  • Raise community awareness about sea-level rise and other local challenges of climate change
  • Bring together residents, community leaders, businesses and others to broaden engagement about making Broward more resilient to climate change
  • Create museum exhibits and programs that educate visitors, encourage dialogue and inspire action about resiliency and sustainability
  • Encourage environmental collaborations that foster workable solutions

“I can’t emphasize enough how important I think this Eco Hub will be for our community,” said Community Foundation President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “As South Floridians, we experience the effects of climate change every day so I think it is so vital to educate our residents on what is really going on and how they can help.”

During the Food for Thought, MODS representatives shared new insights about the about the Eco Hub. Attendees also heard from a panel of experts about the local effects of climate change as well as ongoing efforts to make our community more resilient to rising seasons, elevated temperatures, worsening storm seasons and more. And in addition to delicious meals from Arc Broward, Food for Thought attendees were able to explore all the museum has to offer.

Click here to learn more about the Community Foundation’s new Broward Eco Hub at MODS and our new environmental grants.

MODS President/CEO moderates a discussion about climate change, featuring panelists Susan Cantrick, Alec Bogdanoff and Jennifer Jurado.
Former Community Foundation Board Member Ed Hashek and current Board Member Eric Vainder attend the Foundation's June Food for Thought at MODS.
MODS Board of Trustees Chair Rick Burgess and Community Foundation President/CEO Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson attend the Food for Thought luncheon that raised awareness about climate change.
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To learn how you can create a BOLD impact with a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Nancy Thies at nthies@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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