Broward Education Foundation, entrusted with the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund, is hosting the BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner presented by BrightStar Credit Union to celebrate the efforts of the philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations for their outstanding dedication, benevolence and commitment to helping in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School tragedy.
The BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 S Ocean Dr. in Hollywood. An extraordinary evening is planned beginning with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by dinner, dancing, show-stopping entertainment and a musical performance of “Shine,” performed by MSD drama students Sawyer Garrity, 16, and Andrea Peña, 15, who wrote the ballad.
Tickets to BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner are $250 per person and sponsorships start at $2,500. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. Attire is burgundy & silver cocktail.
“We applaud the tremendous generosity of individuals and organizations around the world who have rallied together to raise millions of dollars for the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund Broward Education Foundation created within hours after this unimaginable tragedy struck our community,” said Christina Fischer, Broward Education Foundation board chair. “The Benefit will shine a light on the support, tenacity and resilience our community continues to show after the tragedy. Broward Education Foundation is MSD Strong.”
In addition to Presenting Sponsor BrightStar Credit Union ($25,000) and Shine sponsors Rick Case Automotive Group ($20,000) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ($20,000), BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner sponsors include The Diplomat Beach Resort, Memorial Healthcare System, Avaya, Wells Fargo, Charter Schools of Excellence and Ballard Partners.
“One hundred percent of Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund contributions benefit these brave individuals and are a gift of compassion, support and healing from caring individuals,” said Shea Ciriago, Broward Education Foundation executive director. “Along with BEF’s Board and the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund Steering committee, we continue to raise funds for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted. While we have raised more than $7 million for them to date, we are very confident we can do better for them.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 754-321-2030 or visit www.browardedfoundation.org/msdstrong. For sponsorship opportunities, call 754-321-2034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Broward Education Foundation:
Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.