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September 25, 2017

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Non-Profit Aid

Diane Sears | 2/1/2010

» The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the only stimulus grant it will give in Florida to the University of Central Florida Center for Public and Nonprofit Management. The $1-million award will help non-profits promote economic recovery for low-income residents. The Strengthening Communities in Central Florida Program will target non-profits in west Orange, south Lake and south Sumter counties that help communities with high unemployment and poverty.

» The Rollins College Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center is working with about a dozen area law firms in a pilot program that runs through Sept. 30. The Business Lawyers’ Pro Bono Project will help non-profits with legal assistance on governance, real estate, employment law, intellectual property, grants compliance, contract negotiation, tax advice, and merger and consolidation issues.

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  • Breaking News: Nova Southeastern University calls $200 million commitment from Patel Family 'transformational'

    Today, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) announces the largest philanthropic gift in its history from Tampa-area cardiologist Dr. Kiran C. Patel and his wife, pediatrician Dr. Pallavi Patel. The commitment from the Patel Family Foundation includes a $50 million gift and an additional $150 million for real estate and facilities. The money will be used to expand the university's programs in osteopathic medicine and health care sciences, and also to develop a new 27-acre campus for NSU in Clearwater, Fla. The Patels are renowned in Florida for their philanthropy, community service and entrepreneurship.

    “This gift and additional investment will enrich NSU’s ability to educate highly-qualified physicians and health care professionals who understand how the medical disciplines can and must work together. These future leaders will represent the cultural diversity of our region, our nation and our world so that they can better serve their patients and communities,” said NSU President Dr. George Hanbury.

    Their $50 million gift, one of the seven-largest to any Florida university in history, catapults NSU to more than 84% of its goal to raise $250 million by 2020 for its Realizing Potential philanthropic campaign.

    Read more at the news release, here.

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