It won’t be just another day in paradise when Broward Education Foundation’s annual fundraising event, Escape to Tropical Paradise presented by BrightStar Credit Union, returns on May 7 at the Harbor Beach Marriott, 3030 Holiday Drive in Fort Lauderdale.
After cancelling last year’s event due to the pandemic, Broward Education Foundation reimagined the annual themed fundraiser by following guidelines and adhering to safety protocols from the CDC, Florida Department of Health, and local and state government officials. Guests will don their best resort wear and enjoy a socially distanced night in a tropical paradise, beginning with an outdoor, oceanfront cocktail reception, followed by a delicious dinner, online auction with extraordinary items, dancing and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit Broward Education Foundation’s transformational programs and initiatives for students and teachers in Broward County Public Schools. Programs include innovative teaching grants to advance Pre K-12 achievement; educational materials for Title I school teachers and students; and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence. The nonprofit Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing grants for teachers who develop innovative curriculum that increases student outcomes; vitally needed school supplies for students and teachers in Title I schools; scholarships for qualified high school seniors; and support for programs and initiatives like Debate, Scholastic Chess, TurnAround Arts, STEM and more.