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Richard A. Berkowitz Receives Champion of Education Award

Posted on February 22, 2012

MIAMI, Feb. 22, 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, received the Take Stock in Children Champions of Education Award at the recent State Leadership Conference.

According to award presentor Florida Commissioner of Education Gerald Robinson, Berkowitz received the award for, “…his tireless work to raise awareness on behalf of the children of Florida while also advocating to address needs that have not yet been met. For years he has consistently devoted his time, talents and treasure to ensure that every child has an opportunity to achieve his or her dreams through education.”

Berkowitz devotes his time and energy to organizations that make life better for children and underserved communities. He is immediate past chair of the state board of Take Stock in Children, current chairman of the board of the Community Foundation of Broward and past chair of the organization’s Education Committee. He is involved many other civic and professional organizations.

Take Stock in Children is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with a 16-year history of providing mentors, educational scholarships and hope for Florida’s low-income and at-risk youth. The organization has provided educational support and college scholarships for more than 17,000 children in partnership with more than 800 public schools throughout 67 counties in Florida.

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