The Broward College Foundation recently named Barbara S. Wells to its board of directors. Wells, the granddaughter of philanthropist Lillian S. Wells and lead trustee of the Lillian S. Wells Foundation, has facilitated donations to many nonprofit organizations, primarily in the realms of the arts, healthcare and human services, and education, including significant gifts to Broward College.
Under Wells’ leadership, the Wells Foundation made a $2.5 million gift late last year to fund the Health Sciences Simulation Center at Broward College’s A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. The foundation’s support of Broward College dates back to 1994 with a significant donation to what would become the George and Virginia Young Memorial Endowed Scholarship, named in honor of a pioneer resident, builder and civic leader. The foundation also established the Lillian S. Wells Fund for Academic Excellence, which funded the Broward College Foundation’s Mini Grant program for several years.
Wells, a Fort Lauderdale resident, is a member of the James Madison Institute and Museum of Art and the Las Olas Property Owners Association. She serves on the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art board of directors.
The Broward College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the officially designated means of making private, charitable contributions to Broward College. Its purpose is to change lives through education by providing community awareness,advocacy and funding to the college.
Members of the foundation’s volunteer board of directors work closely with the college’s Office of Advancement to raise money to support scholarships, academic programs and learning facility enhancements. They believe every person who is determined to change his or her life through the pursuit of higher education should be afforded that opportunity. For more information, visitwww.broward.edu/foundation.