A Mission of Giving
A tradition for nearly 90 years, our association and its members have invested thousands of man-hours of volunteer time in many local and national causes.
We have donated almost $12 million dollars to charities over the years, including the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, the Boys and Girls Club, the Seminole State College Automotive Tech Program Scholarship, and many other causes.
Our members freely share their talent and resources to bring attention to the needs of our Central Florida communities. United in purpose, we organize and promote multiple fundraiser events.
WHO WE SERVE
At the heart of our Foundation are the children, the students, and the families within the communities we serve. They are at the core of our giving efforts.
As an arm of CFADA, the Foundation is led by our CEO but operates with an independent board of directors.
Over the past decade, thousands of students have benefited from our support of the High School ASE Student Career Development Program, support of Orange Technical College, and support of the Automotive Technology Training Center at Seminole State College that the association helped build and helps fund. With our help, students with an existing passion for cars or those who recently discovered their love of cars can pursue a career bustling with opportunities. Their favorite parts of the program? Students say they love to get hands-on experience, hone their technological skills, and set free their creativity to service and repair the smartest, safest vehicles on our roads.
“Thank you for choosing to pay tribute to Mrs. Ann Nahas with your gift to Northern Illinois University. Supporting NIU students is a wonderful way to ensure that Mrs. Nahas’ individual contributions and values will live on through future generations. Your commitment will impact not only our students but the communities in which they continue to serve. Please know that we appreciate your generosity which will allow NIU to continue its tradition of providing access to high-quality, life-changing educational opportunities. On behalf of the Northern Illinois University community, I thank you.”
Catherine B. Squires
CFRE Northern Illinois University Foundation