Education in Broward County is getting a boost with a new Support Education license plate design. When Broward County residents and businesses purchase or renew their Support Education plate, $20 goes directly back to Broward Education Foundation, the only 501(c)3 direct support organization of Broward County Public Schools solely dedicated to providing multiple resources for students, teachers, programs and initiatives.
After 25 years and more than a million miles on Florida’s highways, the Support Education specialty license plate has a fresh look. Since its introduction as Florida’s second specialty license plate in 1994, more than $13 million dollars has been raised through the collaborative efforts of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) and local education foundation members throughout the state.
“The funds from the Support Education tag will help Broward Education Foundation continue to be agile, adept and responsive to shifting needs in public education,” said Shea Ciriago, Executive Director of Broward Education Foundation. “As Broward Education Foundation celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, its mission to mobilize the extended community to increase advocacy and financial support to impact student achievement remains the same. Together we can all make a difference and, in this case, it’s as simple as buying a really beautiful auto tag.”
The new design promotes the importance of education in the Sunshine State and is among only a few specialty tags in Florida where the money goes directly back into the county where the tag was purchased or renewed. Florida’s K-12 local education foundations invest in classroom innovation, recognize excellence, and provide targeted support beyond what tax dollars provide such as free school supplies for students who can’t afford them, classroom grants for teachers and after-school enrichment programs.
“The Support Education specialty tag is a powerful way for citizens to demonstrate their commitment to our public schools and provide needed, local support for teachers and students,” said CFEF President Mary Chance. “We are so excited to debut the new design and hope more Florida drivers will support their local teachers and students with the purchase or renewal of the Support Education license tag.”
The annual fee for the Support Education specialty license plate is $25. Local taxes and state fees may apply and first-time purchase price and fees may vary based on scheduled vehicle registration renewal date. The new Support Education tag design is available now and can be purchased in-person at your local tax collector office or online at LicenseToLearnFL.com.
About Broward Education Foundation:
Celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed school supplies for Title I school students; and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, Broward Education Foundation contributes more than $3 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.
Most recently responding to the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, Broward Education Foundation initiated a GoFundMe, established the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and raised $10.5M for victims’ families, survivors and those impacted. Broward Education Foundation was awarded the 2018 President’s Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Fort Lauderdale/Broward Chapter for these fundraising efforts.