PARKLAND, Fla. – Broward Education Foundation and members of the steering committee responsible for setting the distribution policy for funds collected through the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund will continue to fundraise through June 30.
Donations can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund or a corporate or personal check designated in the memo line for the “Stoneman Douglas Fund” can be sent directly to Broward Education Foundation, 600 S.E. 3rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
“We already know from the application process that there are many victims and families that were impacted. We intend to give them as much financial support as we possibly can,” said former U.S. Senator George S. LeMieux, chair of the steering committee. “Together we can make a difference. Please log on today to donate.”
The donations, which will begin to be distributed in July, are gifts that are given to victims without any restriction on their use.
“Obviously, there is no amount of money that can replace a loved one,” said Cristina Fischer, Broward Education Foundation Board Chair. “But we believe that the victims and families are in the best position to determine how these funds would be most beneficial to their healing.”
The victims’ families, survivors and those impacted will receive 100 percent of the donations made to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
“When Broward Education Foundation initiated this fund in the aftermath of this horrific day, we had no idea where it would lead,” said Shea Ciriago, executive director of Broward Education Foundation. “The generosity of businesses, foundations and individuals in our community and beyond was extraordinary. But we can’t let up. We have to continue to raise funds to help these victims and families in their greatest time of need.”
For more information, contact Ciriago at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pejay Ryan at email@example.com.
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 students and teachers, 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. For more information, call 754-321-2030, visit www.browardedfoundation.org, like our Facebook page at facebook.com/browardeducationfoundation or follow us on twitter @BrowardEdFound.
About National Center for Victims of Crime/National Compassion Fund: For 30 years, the National Center for Victims of Crime has been the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. The National Center for Victims of Crime is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and an authority on how victims are compensated for loss.