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Community Foundation of Broward offers $1 million Be Bold prize

The Community Foundation of Broward wants to get Broward back to work—and it’s supporting organizations who want to help.

The organization recently announced its $1 million Be Bold Prize grant to encourage Broward organizations to move beyond traditional workforce development programs and embrace an innovative idea and solution for transformative community impact. The grant is open to nonprofit, government and for-profit organizations, which are also allowed to collaborate.

“Our goal is to tackle COVID-19 job losses in Broward County and their amplified impact on communities of color,” said Sheri Brown, Community Foundation of Broward Vice President of Community Impact.  “We want to help affected Broward County residents to gain stable employment within the next two years.”

These goals correlate to how the pandemic has affected workers. Broward’s unemployment rate stood at 7.3 percent in November 2020, representing 73,879 unemployed Broward residents, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Workers in leisure and hospitality have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, with a loss of 187,500 jobs statewide, or 14.9 percent, according to the state report. Unemployment among African-Americans in Broward has historically been higher than unemployment among the general population.   

“Our goal is to tackle COVID-19 job losses in Broward County and their amplified impact on communities of color,” said Sheri Brown, Community Foundation of Broward Vice President of Community Impact.  “We want to help affected Broward County residents to gain stable employment within the next two years.”

Community Foundation of Broward is currently accepcting proposals for the challenge to create new initiatives or scale up proven initiatives with specific objects such as employment for a significant portion of currently unemployed Broward residents, a focus on employment for people of color and creation of a unique or scalable idea which is sustainable beyond the 2-year time period of the grant. Applications are due April 9 at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced in May. Learn by clicking here or by contacting Brown at sbrown@cfbroward.org or 954-761-9503.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.