Strong Links

NSU Donor Connection - March 2017One great way to link generations is through a legacy of philanthropy. Building upon three generations of support, NSU Trustee Douglas Donn and his wife, Alice, recently made a $1 million bequest to endow a new scholarship fund. Inspired by NSU’s interdisciplinary approach to teaching and core value of community, another trustee, Mitchell Berger and his wife funded the Sharon and Mitchell W. Berger Entrepreneur Law Clinic at NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law to provide direct legal services to nonprofit organizations, innovators, and NSU students and researchers to help ensure the future vitality of business in South Florida.
The strengths of our links are reinforced by strong corporate partners. Businesses like Dentsply provide monetary and in-kind gifts that promote hands-on learning experiences. GRYCON, LLC supports NSU’s signature events, and now, scholarships at NSU University School.
Other community partners leverage outside events to provide support. The Florida Panthers Foundation presented a $25,000 check to support student veterans during an NSU Alumni Night at a Panthers game. AutoNation’s sponsorship of the Cocktails and Champions event during the Beach Majors volleyball tournament netted another $25,000 for the NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research. In addition, GolfRank recently hosted a tournament at NSU's Grande Oaks Golf Club to support NSU’s Athletics Department, and Skip Zimbalist, CEO of Show Management, arranged for half the proceeds from a block of Palm Beach Boat Show tickets to benefit Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. We appreciate the thoughtfulness and thoroughness for realizing potential through every means available!
In April, South Florida business leaders Jorge M. Pérez, Mark Templeton and Per-Olof Lööf will become prominently linked to NSU as this year’s inductees into the prestigious H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
At NSU, strong links can be forged even during the briefest of encounters. Edward Franco, assistant director at NSU’s Fort Myers campus, made a legacy gift to memorialize the potential he saw in a promising NSU nursing student. I encourage you to read the touching story that led Edward to create the Wade Jones Memorial Scholarship.
With stories like these I see the bonds of our links strengthening and galvanizing our collective efforts. Thank you for being one of our strong links!

Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Ph.D.

Vice President for Advancement and Community Relations

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