Broward Education Foundation Black & White Gala

Broward Education Foundation Black & White Gala


Friday, April 21, 2017    
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304

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The Broward Education Foundation celebrates 34 years of educational excellence during the annual Black & White Gala presented by BrightStar Credit Union. The event recognizes outstanding philanthropic organizations and businesses for their impact on educating tomorrow’s leaders.

This year’s honorees are Memorial Healthcare System, a leader in providing high-quality healthcare services to South Florida residents and one of the largest public healthcare systems in the nation, and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. Both have provided unwavering support for Broward Education Foundation and Broward County Public Schools.

Broward County Public Schools Chair Abby M. Freedman and Superintendent Robert Runcieare the honorary chairs of the Black & White Gala. NBC 6 news reporter Julia Bagg is the Master of Ceremonies. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. An extraordinary evening is planned beginning with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a tribute ceremony, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $175 per person.

Lipton Toyota has generously donated a three-year lease on a 2017 Camry SE for the Gala. From today through the evening of the event, anyone can donate to win at Each ticket is $100 and only 200 tickets are allotted. Second prize is $1,000 and the winner need not be present to win.

“We congratulate and applaud the efforts of our honorees who help us transform the lives of students in Broward County Public Schools through quality education,” said Christina Fischer, Broward Education Foundation board chair. “None of this would be possible without the leadership, dedication and passion of our honorees and sponsors. They all play a vital role in the lives of our students.”
Sponsors of the Black & White Gala includeAnthony Brunson P.A., Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Avaya, BrightStarCredit Union, Broward Health, Charter Schools of Excellence, Dell, JDL Technologies, Johns Eastern Co, Inc., Kelley Kronenberg, Lenovo, Lipton Toyota, Memorial Health Care Systems University of Phoenix, Video Dynamics Corp., The Fischer Group and Wells Fargo.

Funds raised by the Broward Education Foundation provide support for innovative teaching to increase student learning outcomes from Pre-K to grade 12; much needed supplies for low income students in classrooms; and scholarships for qualified graduating high school seniors.

Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2.2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 754-321-2030 or visit For sponsorship opportunities, call 754-321-2033 or email

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 $2.2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.

For more information, click on the event link.