Since opening on February 1, 1999, the Broward Partnership served over 20,000 homeless individuals and families, by providing short-term housing, and it has been held as a model program for its comprehensive array of solution-focused services that aim to reduce and prevent homelessness. The agency won best practices awards from the Florida Department of Children & Families and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, which also recognized the Partnership as one of the 400 best projects in the nation serving the homeless.
Join the Broward Partnership on Friday, September 12th for its Sixth-Annual Golf Challenge at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club! Open to participants of any skill level, this fun, unique event raises funds to support the Partnership’s mission of helping homeless individuals and families back on the road to health, employment and housing.
You or your company can participate in several different ways:
Corporate Golf Challenge: Companies pledge to raise a minimum of $5,000 to participate, which includes a golf foursome at the actual event. We will set up a customized website with your company logo and information through which you can manage and track fundraising progress. Employees can then simply email the link or share via social media, asking their contacts to support your company in this worthwhile endeavor by making an online tax-deductible donation. The company that raises the most funds will win the Corporate Golf Challenge Grand Prize!
Individual Golf Challenge: Individuals commit to raising $2,000 to participate and play golf at the event. Individual golfers will receive a personalized fundraising website and link to share with friends, family, neighbors and business associates, with a grand prize awarded to the individual who raises the most funds.
Virtual Golf Challenge: Companies or individuals who are not interested in golfing can still participate as “virtual golfers”, with no minimum pledge amount required. Virtual golfers will also receive a customized fundraising page to email to their contacts, with prizes awarded to the company and the individual who raises the most funds through the virtual challenge.
On the day of the event, participants will enjoy a fun day of golf at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club’s championship course, complete with breakfast, lunch and awards presentation.
On February 28, 2014, the Broward Partnership was presented with the “Outstanding Non-Profit Organization of the Year” award at the 4th Annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards. The award honors an organization that accomplishes significant results and serves as a model for other non-profit organizations, and the judges focused on the following key areas of non-profit excellence:
- Exceptional overall results and impact
- Strong governance and executive leadership
- Financial stability
- Effective community engagement and partnerships
Competition for the award was fierce, and the Partnership’s selection as winner is a testament to the leadership of our financial supporters, board of directors and the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff -- all of which make a lasting impact on the issue of homelessness in our community.
Our 2013 Report to the Community is available for download. Click on the cover image to download the full report.