Foundation Honors New Community Builders

November 12, 2019

Rows of sleek antique limousines, from a time when Packards ruled the roads, showed how much Broward has changed.

Nearby a string quartet played as an artist added fresh brush strokes to a canvas of evolving shapes and colors.

More than 100 Community Foundation of Broward supporters got to share this glimpse of Broward’s history and get a peek at artistic creation during the 2019 Community Builder Celebration, held at the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum on Nov. 6.

This year, the Foundation honored four new Community Builders – bold visionaries who establish charitable Funds of $1 million or more to help shape Broward’s Future.

Community Foundation Fundholders, Legacy Society members and other Foundation supporters enjoy music and the chance to reconnect at the 2019 Community Builder Celebration.

The new Community Builders include:

  • BBX Capital: As the first ever corporate Community Builder, the groundbreaking BBX Capital Fund for the Arts will help grow Broward’s vibrant arts community. It also sets an example of giving for more local corporations to follow.
  • Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz: the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Fund for the Arts will fuel more opportunities for artists in Broward and propel the arts forward for generations to come.
  • Marlene Holder: The unrestricted Marlene Holder Fund for Broward, created with Marlene’s estate gift, will evolve with the community she loved and remain focused on tackling the biggest issues of the day, forever.
  • Mildred Talkwicz: The new Mildred Talkwicz Charitable Fund ensures forever-support for Broward’s children, animals and more, thanks to Mildred’s estate gift.

They join 32 other Community Builders whose endowed gifts fuel innovation and tackle the issues that matter in Broward – today and forever. All of our Community Builders are local leaders who step up to provide nimble, lasting resources for the place they call home.

The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, which includes a collection of Packard automobiles and memorabilia from the early 1900s, hosted the 2019 Community Builder Celebration.

“They got involved and they got engaged and they said, ‘This is home,’” Foundation President/CEO Linda B. Carter said. “They are literally building this community today, tomorrow and for generations.”

The four new Community Builders add to the growing momentum of the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign. The campaign uses the power of endowment to create permanent resources to tackle Broward’s biggest challenges. Launched one year ago, the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign has already raised $144 million toward our $500 million goal.

“It’s remarkable. We are making progress,” said James Donnelly, a Foundation Board member, Fundholder and chairman of the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign. “We can have amazing impact.”

Justine Morgan, Rosina Lenardson, Keith Cobb and Virginia McCormick attend the Community Foundation's 2019 Community Builder Celebration.

Steve Hyatt, Jeannie Hudson, Steven W. Hudson and Kurt Zimmerman attend the Community Foundation's 2019 Community Builder Celebration.

Contact Information

Interested in becoming a Community Builder? Want to learn more about the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign? Contact Nancy Thies, vice president of philanthropic services, at nthies@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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