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Richard A. Berkowitz Elected Chairman of the Board of Community Foundation of Broward

Posted on January 11, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 11, 2012 – Richard A. Berkowitz, managing director of the accounting and consulting firm Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant and chairman of the board of Provenance Wealth Advisors, has been elected chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of Broward.

Berkowitz succeeds Raymond Leightman, president of Northern Trust Bank for Broward County. Berkowitz has served the organization’s finance, audit and education committees and will serve a one-year term as chairman.

“As a board member I’ve seen the Community Foundation make real and lasting improvements in the quality of life of Broward County residents. I’m proud and excited to accept this new challenge,” said Berkowitz.

The Community Foundation of Broward has been connecting philanthropists that care with causes that matter since 1984. During this time it has invested more than $55 million in community solutions.

“The Community Foundation has grown into a place to convene members of the community to identify and solve the most important problems we face,” Berkowitz added.

Berkowitz devotes his time and energy to organizations that make life better for children and underserved communities. He is chair of the state board of Take Stock in Children and a member of the advisory board of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to benefit the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami. He is involved many other civic and professional organizations.

Community Foundation of Broward President and CEO Linda Carter added, “We are thrilled to have Richard’s leadership in our organization. He will help us ensure that philanthropists who care will have even greater opportunities to improve the quality of life in Broward.”

About Community Foundation of Broward

Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 400 charitable funds and agency endowments representing $100 million, it has distributed $55 million to support community solutions over the past 27 years. As a community leader, it convenes citizens around critical issues, and builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector to respond to these issues. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit or call 954-761-9503.


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