Florida Atlantic University has kicked off the public phase of its first comprehensive campaign in more than 20 years.
“Transcend Tomorrow: The Campaign for Florida Atlantic University” is an ambitious plan to raise $600 million for the school and will focus on three fundraising priorities: health, the environment and scholarship/student success.
“Private support has played an important role in the genesis, development and growth of FAU,” said Chris Delisio, vice president of institutional advancement and CEO of the FAU Foundation. “Transcend Tomorrow provides us with an opportunity to focus our fundraising priorities as we plan and prepare for the needs of the future.”
For more information, call 561-297-6144 or visit transcendtomorrow.fau.edu.
Closing literacy gap
The Golden Bell Education Foundation, together with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and the School District of Palm Beach County, has distributed kits to Boca Raton Elementary School to kick off a reading program.
The kits are part of the S.P.I.R.E. program, for Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence.
In addition, members of both foundations came together to present the district with a $40,000 donation.
S.P.I.R.E. is a communitywide initiative to help close the literacy gap for underperforming students in kindergarten through third grade at all 13 public elementary schools in Boca Raton.
For more info, visit www.goldenbelleducationfoundation.org or call 561-395-4433, extension 232.
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