#StartStrongBC Challenge

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This campaign ended on June 30, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Broward College by clicking here!
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5 Days to Unlock $50k

June 21 - June 25 - Now Extended until June 30! 


The #StartStrongBC Challenge aims to enroll hundreds of new students at Broward College to set them on a path of empowerment.

Thanks to the Helios Education Foundation matching up to $50,000 in contributions, we have the opportunity to cover the cost of a class for 250 first-time-in-college students. 

One class can change a person's life. Your gift can make the difference. 



Help 250 incoming students cover the cost of a course at Broward College through scholarship support.

This generous match by the Helios Education Foundation was to end at midnight on Friday, June 25.  We’re keeping our campaign open until Wednesday, June 30 to help count your gift for the #StartStrongBC Challenge. This initiative is so important, it’s an opportunity to double your impact and help enroll 250 first-time-in-college students. That is a truly substantive number of people who otherwise may not pursue higher education.



Make a giftA gift of any size will help support our students. 

Advocate: Create a 'personal plea' video below and share on your social media networks to inspire your Broward College community.

Challenge: Motivate your friends with a match gift or challenge gift. Learn more. 

Spread the word: Check out our social media toolkit, share the graphics online, and encourage your friends to join you by making a gift, too. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn to learn more. 


We are sincerely grateful to everyone participating in the #StartStrongBC Challenge and generating scholarship support for incoming students. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  Have any questions? Email us at foundation@broward.edu.


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Thank You! 83 students will be helped through the #StartStrongBC Challenge! 🎉


Thank you for supporting the #StartStrongBC Challenge!

Eighty-three incoming Broward College students will be helped with covering the cost of a course thanks to your generous contributions and match by Helios Education Foundation. 

$16,681 was raised by 85 supporters including Broward College alumni, friends, faculty & staff, and students. 

The match by Helios Education Foundation brought the total scholarship amount for incoming Broward College students to $33,362! 

Thank you for all you do to support Broward College 💙 


369 days ago by Kristen Crawford
Together, we can uplift our community 💙


Today is the last chance to see your donation doubled in the #StartStrongBC Challenge! Every dollar raised goes towards helping first-time-in-college students enroll in their first class.

The Challenge ends at midnight tonight - thanks so much to the 79 donors so far who have raised more than $16k towards this match opportunity from Helios Education Foundation. 


370 days ago by Kristen Crawford
Less than 48 hours to go! ⏰

The reason people give to Broward College is because they know that here… their funding goes further. Every dollar is invested in a community that is eager to empower themselves through higher education. And every dollar makes a real difference.

That’s why we’re encouraging you to consider making a gift today, which will be matched and go towards enrolling 250 first-time-in-college students. The next 48 hours are an opportunity to see your impact doubled. This is our chance to raise $100,000 to help uplift our great community. Thank you so much!

371 days ago by Kristen Crawford
We're in the home stretch of the #StartStrongBC Challenge!


Help keep the momentum going - we've extended the campaign until Wednesday, June 30th at midnight. Let's turn the corner to reach the halfway point of the goal of $50,000 as we go into the last 48 hours of the challenge to support 250 incoming Broward College students have the cost of a course covered through scholarships.

372 days ago by Kristen Crawford
It’s not just students who ask for extensions! 🕑

We’re keeping our campaign open until Wednesday, June 30 to help count your gift for the #StartStrongBC Challenge. This initiative is so important, it’s an opportunity to double your impact and help enroll 250 first-time-in-college students. That is a truly substantive number of people who otherwise may not pursue higher education.

Together, we can make a meaningful difference in empowering our community. Please don’t delay. Time is running out to unlock $50K!

375 days ago by Kristen Crawford
The Future Is Looking Bright! ⭐

With your help – the future is looking bright for 250 first-time-in-college students to start on their educational journey through the #StartStrongBC Challenge by covering the cost of a course at Broward College. 

According to Florida TaxWatch, for every $1 that a Broward College graduate spends on their education, they can expect to earn $6.63 in additional personal income (in present money value) over a working career. The lower the tuition and cost of education for students, the lower the barrier to entry to start taking courses,  and the more they than can make and retain after graduation with lower student debt.


376 days ago by Kristen Crawford
Mid-Week Challenge Update!

Thank you to the 56 supporters who have contributed to the #StartStrongBC Challenge this week! 

We are halfway through the week and are 28% of the way to our goal of raising $50k to unlock a matching gift of $50k to support scholarships for incoming students. 

If you've made a gift - thank you! Please share why you've chosen to support the #StartStrongBC Challenge on social. At the top of the page you'll see an easy way to share the campaign directly on Facebook or Twitter, or share the link with friends and family who are #BCProud. 

Thank you! 💙

 

Click above to share the #StartStrongBC Challenge:


377 days ago by Kristen Crawford
Ways to engage and promote the #StartStrongBC Challenge


Promoting the #StartStrongBC Challenge to your network is one of the most effective ways to let others know about this opportunity to support Broward College students. Show that you are #BCProud by spreading the word and providing motivation to others to share their support. 

Advocate: Create a 'personal plea' video below and share on your social media networks to inspire your Broward College community.

Challenge: Motivate your friends with a match gift or challenge gift. Learn more. 

Spread the word: Check out our social media toolkit, share the graphics online, and encourage your friends to join you by making a gift, too. Follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn to learn more. 

377 days ago by Kristen Crawford
Thank You GEICO! $10k to support the #StartStrongBC Challenge!

A special thank you to our Broward College Alumni & Friends Network partner GEICO for supporting the #StartStrongBC Challenge! This brings us a quarter of the way to the goal of raising $50k in 5 days to support scholarships for incoming students.

GEICO offers Broward College alumni and friends a special discount on insurance. Visit geico.com/alum/bcafn to learn more. 

Be sure to mention your Broward College affiliation to be eligible for the special discount.

378 days ago by Kristen Crawford
One class can change a student's life


The #StartStrongBC Challenge will help 250 incoming students have the cost of a course covered in the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Every dollar makes a difference in covering the cost of courses for incoming students. Imagine – For just $200, 10 people giving $20 each, provides a match for the cost of a full course at Broward College! With Broward College, your funding goes further.

Any amount makes a strong difference in the ability to award student scholarships. With the average cost of attendance totaling $28,000 when factoring in all living expenses, helping students cover tuition and fees (averaging $2,800 per year at Broward College), makes a major impact on lessening the financial burden of their studies. 

378 days ago by Kristen Crawford
#StartStrongBC Challenge kicks off today!

The path to empowerment begins with education, and thanks to the Helios Education Foundation, every gift made to the Broward College Fund this week will be matched up to $50,000! By raising $100,000, we will be able to enroll 250 first-time-in-college students by covering the cost of their first class.

These are students who have already applied, but often for financial reasons are not able to enroll. Help uplift our community now by making a contribution.

379 days ago by Kristen Crawford

Broward College AlumniThe Broward College Alumni reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised%
19762$5501.1
19991$2500.5
19871$2500.5
20051$1500.3
19791$1000.2
20042$600.1
19911$580.1
20132$550.1
19831$500.1
20191$500.1
20121$250.1
20161$250.1
19861$250.1
20181$200.0
20151$150.0
20111$150.0
19941$100.0
20171$70.0
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