Press Release: $70,000 Awarded to Miami-Dade Technical Colleges for City of Miami Students

Date: June 17, 2015

Media Contact:

Linda Theander-Adam

MBF

(305) 379-7070 Ext. 201

The MBF presented a $50,000 gift, as well as a gift in partnership with Baptist Health South Florida for $20,000, to the Miami-Dade Public School System at the School Board of Miami-Dade meeting on June 17, 2015. These gifts will cover scholarships to 42 City of Miami minority students at D.A. Dorsey, Lindsey Hopkins, and George T. Baker Technical Colleges. The scholarships are for students studying in the Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, and Patient Care Technician Programs at the various schools.

Last year, The MBF created a scholarship program for City of Miami high school seniors graduating and going to college. In its second year, that program has awarded 51 scholarships

About the MBF:

The MBF, a City of Miami-based nonprofit established in 1986, has created and administers loan programs for City of Miami minority businesses, funds scholarship endowments and gifts programs for City of Miami minorities, and provides technical assistance to small businesses in the City of Miami. The Foundation has funded 41 loans for a total of close to $1.5 million to small businesses that have helped create more than 200 jobs, awarded 504 scholarships, and given technical assistance to more than 100 small businesses. For more information visit miamibaysidefoundation.org and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Baptist Health South Florida:

Baptist Health is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising division, supports services at all hospitals and facilities. For more information, visit baptisthealth.net and connect with BaptistHealthSF on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.