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Broward Education Foundation’s BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner honors donors, community for Stoneman Douglas support

Dinah and Dwight Stephenson

Broward Education Foundation’s BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner honors donors, community for Stoneman Douglas support

FORT LAUDERDALE – Broward Education Foundation honored donors in the community for their support of the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund during the BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner presented by BrightStar Credit Union.

The BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner celebrated the

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efforts of local philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations for their compassion, support and generosity in the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School tragedy.

The celebratory evening was highlighted by a moving musical performance of the iTunes MSD anthem “Shine,” performed by Sawyer Garrity, 16, and Andrea Peña, 15, and MSD drama students.

“You could feel the love, compassion and generous spirit in the room,” said Shea Ciriago, executive director of the Broward Education Foundation, which is entrusted with the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund. “We are thankful for our sponsors, our guests and all who made this a true night to remember. Together, we are ALL MSD Strong.”

More than 300 guests, dressed in Stoneman Douglas High School colors of burgundy and silver, were treated to a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and live musical entertainment.

In addition to Presenting Sponsor BrightStar Credit Union and Shine sponsors Rick Case Automotive Group and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, BEF is MSD Strong Benefit Dinner sponsors included Reception Sponsor Diplomat Beach Resort, Auction Sponsor DELL and Strong Sponsors Memorial Healthcare System, Pirtle Construction, Wells Fargo, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Avaya, the Corradino Group, Gulfstream Park and Heery.

Broward Education Foundation and the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund Steering Committee will continue to raise funds for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted through June 30. One hundred percent of contributions to https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund benefit these brave individuals. The donations are a gift of compassion, support and healing.

For more information, call (754) 321-2030 or visit www.browardedfoundation.org.

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