Tag Archives: 2017

Compass LGBT Community Center

CompassLogoNewBigThis week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had Julie Seaver, the CEO of Compass. Compass aims to diminish stereotypes by challenging long-standing misconceptions about the character of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They emboli the youth, promote pride in the community and act as an educator, advocate, health service provider and focal point for community organizing. Compass promotes awareness of the caring nature of this diverse community. They can be reached by phone at 561-533-9699, or on the Compass website here. Listen to the program here:   04/27/2017

Heart2Heart Senior Outreach

h2h_04On this week’s show we had Blake Silverstrom, the executive director of Heart 2 Heart. The vision of Heart2Heart Senior Outreach is to provide residents in South Florida long term care centers with regular and consistent visitation with the opportunity. South Florida leads the nation in the number of elderly residents per capita. A vast majority of residents in long term care centers do not receive any visitors at all; not from family members, friends, or sadly, even the church. Most of the residents – who served us and our country as parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, nurses, civic officials, business professionals, law enforcement officers and in the armed forces – are lonely and feel abandoned and rejected. They can be reached by phone at 954-600-6584, or on the Heart2Heart website here. Listen to the program here:  4/04/2017

Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs

Rotary_New-300x88This week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Judi Gulko, the co-organizer of the Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs. The Rotary Community Garden of Coral Springs is a joint effort of the City of Coral Springs, the Rotary Club of Coral Springs and interested citizens of our community. The garden is adjacent to the Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park, located at 2575 Sportsplex Drive, in Coral Springs, Florida. This is the garden’s seventh year. There are fifty-four 4′ * 8′ garden boxes, which individuals, families or groups rent out for the year. There is a mandala circle garden and other community areas where we grow herbs and vegetables for all our gardeners. There are row crops where food is grown for donation to homeless shelters. They are also currently building a food forest in the fruit grove. A food forest is a garden like a forest ecosystem, with different types, stages and layers of perennial plants which are edible or useful. They can be reached by phone at 954-200-1788, or on the Rotary Community Garden and Food Forest of Coral Springs website here. Listen to the program here:  03/28/2017

Literacy Coalition of PBC

Literacy-Coalition-of-Palm-Beach-Co.This week on the show we had Kristen Calder, the CEO of Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County. The Literacy Coalition is a not for profit organization committed to ensuring that every resident of Palm Beach County, Florida is able to read. Their philosophy is best expressed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations: “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope… (it is) the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” The mission of the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County is to improve the quality of life in our community by promoting and achieving literacy. Their goal is to ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County can read. They can be reached by phone at 561-279-9103, or on the Literacy Coalition of PBC  website here. Listen to the program here:   03/21/2017

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

leukemia-and-lymphoma-society_1439257737704_84902_ver1.0This week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had Orli Zimmerman and Melissa Mulvihill from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. They are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. They can be reached by phone at 561-616-8682, or on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society website here. Listen to the program here:  03/13/2017

Make A Wish Foundation

downloadOn this week’s show we had the pleasure of having Richard Kelly and Marina Diez from the Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation grew from their humble beginnings with one boy’s wish to have a computer.  They grant experiences, also known as “wishes” to children with life threatening medical conditions. They have grown into an organization that grants a wish every 16 hours. They can be reached by phone at 954-967-WISH, or on the Make a Wish Foundation website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Make a Wish Foundation 03/06/2017

Americans For Prosperity Foundation

AFPF_Blue_FullThis week on the show we had Cheryl Couture, senior outreach director of Americans For Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity Foundation is dedicated to educating and training citizens to be courageous advocates for the ideas, principles, and policies of a free society—knowing that leads to the greatest prosperity and wellbeing for all—especially the least fortunate. They can be reached by phone at 239-404-8413, or on the Americans For Prosperity Foundation here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Americans For Prosperity Foundation 02/28/2017

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

3837This week on Forum for Nonprofits, we had the pleasure of having Donna Byrne, development director and Megan Aja, victims services specialist of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local MADD victim advocates and our 24-Hour Victim Helpline 1-877-MADD-HELP. They can be reached by phone at 954-448-7880 or on the MADD website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Mothers Against Drunk Driving 02/20/2017

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

downloadOn this week at Forum for Nonprofits we had Don Eachus, the development director for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Foundation. For the past seven years on a Sunday morning in February, thousands of people have gathered at Miramar Regional Park, united by one common cause – to support Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital at its annual Tour de Broward event. Now in its eighth year, the need is greater than ever to raise funds for South Broward’s only pediatric hospital, which has become the leading children’s hospital in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. In Fiscal Year 2016, JDCH cared for children needing 61,607 hospital outpatient visits, 7,455 pediatric surgeries, and 9,538 admissions and observation stays. Funds from previous years have supported the hospital’s Heart Institute, which provides children with a complete continuum of care from diagnosis to repair of congenital defects and other cardiac dysfunctions. It houses the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, one of only two of its kind in South Florida. Funds have also supported programs for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, helping to improve the lives of many oncology patients and families. However, the need is greater this year because funds raised will help support programs throughout Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, as it aims to grow in the community and continue to expand services. They can be reached by phone at 954-265-3454, or on the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital 02/14/2017

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