Hundreds of students from a new Broward elementary school that serves families in need will be able to seek higher education, thanks to the generosity of Steven and Madelaine Halmos.
The Jack & Jill Center recently announced the exciting news that future graduates from its new elementary school academy, under construction in Fort Lauderdale, will receive two-year college scholarships – made possible by a scholarship program graciously underwritten by Steve and Madelaine.
The 240 scholarships are an exciting new chapter in Steve and Madeline’s support for the Jack & Jill Center’s school – the Madelaine Halmos Academy.
“Madelaine and I hope to give kids from high-need families the same opportunity to live the American Dream that we've had. That opportunity is built on a foundation of a great education,” Steve said when the Jack & Jill Center announced the new scholarship program.
Since World War II, the Jack & Jill Center has served on the front-lines of early childhood education in Broward. The state-of-the-art school opening this year will feature 12 classrooms, an art and science lab, music and media rooms, an outdoor classroom, and a wellness room. The Madelaine Halmos Academy will provide year-round educational services to kindergarten through fifth grade students. It also expands access to Jack & Jill’s family programming, which helps break the cycle of poverty in Broward.
Steve and Madelaine are dedicated local philanthropists committed to making life better in Broward. Through their private foundation as well as their charitable Fund at the Community Foundation of Broward, support from Steve and Madelaine fuels solutions for children and families, with an emphasis on championing education.
“Congratulations to Steve and Madelaine for their life-changing gifts that will open the doors to higher education for hundreds of Broward students,” said Community Foundation President/CEO Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, Ph.D. “Their commitment to local philanthropy is creating outstanding opportunities for more Broward students to achieve lasting success.”
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