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Realizing Potential – Lead Donor Awards $450,000 to Mailman Segal Center

Don Taft was a retired senior executive whose passion became enriching the lives and improving the confidence and self-image of hundreds of children and adults in our community who have intellectual disabilities. Prior to passing away in 2011, Taft joined H. Wayne Huizenga as one of two lead donors to…


Realizing Potential: Testimonial from Alumnus/Donor Richard Ashworth, Pharm.D. (’99)

“When I started pharmacy school, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was Southeastern College of Pharmacy.  They merged with NOVA and we moved from the old campus in Miami Beach up to Ft. Lauderdale to a larger campus as NSU. From the start, there was something special about the faculty, the environment and…


Realizing Potential: NSU Receives Gift to Create Holocaust Reflection and Resource Room

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana. ­ That’s the sentiment behind the latest financial gift to Nova Southeastern University (NSU.) The gift, from Craig and Barbara Weiner, will benefit NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library (ASL) to create a new Holocaust Reflection and Resource…


Realizing Potential: Driving Awareness for Cancer Research

To help raise awareness about the importance of funding cancer research, middle school students from NSU University School joined cancer researchers, leaders from the university and AutoNation to unveil a display of Indy 500 Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 DHL Honda Indy Car at NSU’s Don Taft University Center. The reveal…


Realizing Potential: One Department Uses One Challenge to More than Double Employee Giving Participation

NSU’s Finance Department increased staff giving from 34% to 76% though a recent Realizing Potential campaign challenge. Alyson Silva, Vice President and CFO, invited Annual Fund representatives to help launch the challenge. The department was divided in to two teams, Team Silver and Team Blue to encourage peer support. Team…


Realizing Potential: Student Praises NSU for Accommodating Diverse Areas of Interest

Brielle Rassler says she has been an NSU student on and off for 24 years if you count the Mailman Segal Center Mommy and Me class she attended when she was just six months old. She also performed as a middle school student on “the beautiful Miniaci stage.” But she…


Realizing Potential: Campaign Priorities by NSU College/Center

Campaign priorities are designed to spark conversation so together, we can formulate plans with donors to realize tremendous potential. Our campaign is also university-wide. That is why every NSU college and center has developed its own case statement insert. But all college/center-level priorities roll up into one of NSU’s three…


Realizing Potential: Young Alumnus Provides Legacy Gift, Matching Gift, and Annual Gift to NSU

William Scott Parker, Jr. M.B.A (’06) is a Huizenga College of Business alumnus, a member of NSU Ambassadors Board, and a founding member of NSU’s 1964 Society. He is also just 37 years old. In his own words, he describes why he passionately supports NSU: “I look at where I…


Realizing Potential: How Relationships Can Grow

What began many years ago as a relationship between Lynn Lafferty, Pharm.D., a faculty member in the NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Integrative Health and Wellness, and Charles DuBois, owner of the Wisconsin-based corporation Standard Process, has grown into a very robust partnership between NSU and the company…


Realizing Potential – Fins Up for Volunteering!

National Volunteer Week offers the perfect opportunity to make a surprise phone call, send a thank you note, post a special message, or allow yourself to reflect back on the lives you have changed by freely offering your time and talent. Here at NSU, we are grateful for all the…


Realizing Potential: Honors Students Make a Difference at Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research

Zara Khan was still in high school when she started volunteering at events directed toward raising money for cancer research. Just a few years later, Khan is on the other side of the spectrum as she conducts research experiments at NSU’s Rumbaugh-Goodwin Institute for Cancer Research (RGICR). Khan, a senior…


Realizing Potential: NSU Alumna Proves an Education Can Last Beyond a Lifetime

NSU Fischler College of Education alumna Bonnie Tryon, Ed.D. earned her Doctor of Education degree in 2012. She became a member of the NSU 1964 Society and NSU Fellows Society in December by making a planned gift to support scholarships for graduate students in the Fischler doctoral program. Dr. Tryon,…


Realizing Potential – Founding Members of NSU’s 1964 Society Demonstrate the Will to Believe in NSU

NSU President/CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., and Health Professions Chancellor Frederick Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., recently addressed more than 50 founding members of NSU’s 1964 Society, a group of donors who have included NSU in their estate plan, which includes wills or financial accounts. Legacy gifts help the university meet the challenges of…


Realizing Potential: Community Leaders Rally Behind NSU

Realizing Potential – The Campaign for Nova Southeastern University is fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary dedication of our volunteer leadership. These leading members of the community have committed their time, energy, and personal generosity to champion NSU’s first comprehensive fund-raising campaign. “We have the potential to give back in…


Realizing Potential: Original Lead Gift Donor’s Foundation Continues to Make a Difference Through NSU

Through NSU, Don Taft enriched the lives of local Special Olympics participants and their families.  Now The Taft Foundation is establishing an innovative clinical program to address the legal needs of adults with intellectual and development disabilities with a $1 million grant to Shepard Broad College of Law. The grant establishes…


Realizing Potential: NSU Students Join Dr. Hanbury and NSU Trustee Steve Halmos in Making a Case to Support NSU’s Future

Six students provided moving video testimonials to help launch the largest philanthropic campaign in the history of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Broward County: Daniel Bral, College of Osteopathic Medicine; Rebecca Nosal, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography; Olivier Boulin, H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship; Rebecca…


Realizing Potential: NSU to Raise Half a Billion Dollars by 2020 through Philanthropy and Research Funding; Announcement Made at Celebration of Excellence

Scholarships and research opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. Breakthrough stem cell research. New therapies for patients with cancer and autism. Interdisciplinary collaboration in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). These are just a few of the goals on which Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has its sights set as…


Realizing Potential: CAHSS Dance Students Participate in NSU’s Celebration of Excellence

NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is delighted to announce that four of the dance majors in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts performed at NSU’s annual Celebration of Excellence. The students, all DPVA scholarship recipients, included Sarah Amores, Danielle Burdick, Sarah Hutcher, and Shanygne Bitna,…


Realizing Potential: Kenny and Sandy Tate and Family to be Inducted into NSU’s Shark Circle Giving Society

Entrepreneur and NSU Board of Trustees member J. Kenneth “Kenny” Tate, his wife Sandy and their three daughters have been announced as one of the newest members of Nova Southeastern University’s Shark Circle giving society for their cumulative contributions of more than $1 million to the university. The Tates join…


Realizing Potential: Mike and Alice Jackson Pledge $1 Million to Nova Southeastern University to Help Fight Cancer

For Mike and Alice Jackson, cancer is personal; so much so that they are joining with Nova Southeastern University (NSU) researchers in the fight against one of the nation’s deadliest diseases. The Jacksons announced today a $1 million personal pledge to support NSU’s cancer research. Mr. Jackson, Chairman, Chief Executive…


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