Kaplan Universitys Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises 2009: Children8217s Society

Kaplan Universitys Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises

Children’s Home Society of Florida Intercoastal Division (Broward County), Children’s Home Society of Florida South Coastal Division (Palm Beach County) and The Urban League
of Broward County received $10,000 each “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of giving back to our community and supporting the local organizations that mean so much to so many in South Florida,” said Lisa Gefen Sicilian, chief administrative officer of Kaplan Higher Education. “Kaplan University remains committed to supporting the community where our employees live and work.” “Kaplan has been a strong supporter of the Urban League of Broward County for many years and is always ready to lend a helping hand,” said Dr. Germaine Smith Baugh, president and CEO for Urban League of Broward County. “Not only does it provide financial support, but each year Kaplan University supplies more than 1,800 youth with backpacks and sends dozens of volunteers to Urban League’s annual ‘back to school’ rally. Kaplan’s commitment to community is top notch and we are grateful for this strong partnership.” Last year, Kaplan was able to make a combined donation of $22,500 to all three organizations. At the Urban League of Broward County, the support received from Kaplan allowed needy children to be prepared for the first day of school. The funding and Kaplan volunteers supported its annual “back to school” rally, which included backpacks provided to local youth. At CHS’ South Coastal Division in Palm Beach County, funds from Kaplan have been used to cover costs involved with the organization’s MODEL mentoring program, which provides mentors for local children who have an incarcerated parent. At CHS’ Intercoastal Division in Broward County, proceeds have supported children residing in the I. Lorraine Thomas Children’s Emergency Home and Family Support Center. The Center provides emergency care to children that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or exploitation. “Children’s Home Society of Florida is deeply indebted to Kaplan University for its continued support of our program throughout the years,” said Beatrice Gaviria, mentoring programs supervisor for CHS’ South Coastal Division. “Kaplan’s contributions have made a profound impact on the countless children and mentors that CHS has brought together through its mentoring program. Funding for our children often helps many of them see for the first time that someone truly cares for them. We are sincerely grateful for Kaplan’s contributions to CHS.” “With Kaplan University’s help, our Emergency Home was able to provide a safe and loving environment for 165 children last year,” added Rosemarie Stiegele, director of development for CHS’ Intercoastal Division. “It is a wonderful feeling to see organizations such as Kaplan continue to help children in our community.” About the Urban League of Broward County
The Urban League of Broward County focuses on empowering the community, developing children and changing lives through a myriad of services to the Broward County Community. Extended after school care programs, workforce development, GED assistance, homeownership and financial literacy, youth employment services and educational programs are just a sample of the programs and services offered.

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