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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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NSU to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Don Taft – Feb. 28

We are very sorry to inform the NSU community that Don Taft, a business leader, great friend of the university, philanthropist, and namesake of NSU’s Don Taft University Center, passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Don’s family and friends, and we are all saddened by his passing.

During his life, Don spent more than 50 years as a distinguished business leader, having founded and managed both private and publicly traded companies. He also supported many of South Florida’s most worthwhile causes, and held a special place in his heart for Special Olympics.

In 2009, the Don Taft Foundation made a generous gift to NSU, and the 366,000 square-foot Don Taft University Center was named in his honor. Don also helped Special Olympics Broward County (SOBC) find a new, permanent home at NSU. Now the university is the only private college to have a Special Olympics chapter located on its campus.

Please save the date to help us honor Don, and celebrate his life and legacy during a commemorative ceremony at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 in NSU’s Don Taft University Center.

Don’s life was also recently commemorated in South Florida’s local newspapers. Read more from the Miami Herald or the Sun-Sentinel.