linda_carter_1.jpgFORT LAUDERDALE — Three nonprofits are set to again share $50,000 as part of the Community Foundation of Broward’s For Good Awards.

The awards recognize retired Broward County residents who have chosen to invest their time and talents to make Broward better.

The For Good Awards prize money will be donated to the charities of the winners’ choice. The awards are part of the foundation’s Re-engage for Good initiative aimed at ensuring retirees use their skills and interests to make a difference in their communities in an “encore career.”

Nominations for the For Good Awards are being accepted through October 26, 2012 at Applicants must be inspirational leaders who have retired from their primary career and begun works that improve our community.

The three winners will be announced at a Signature Grand luncheon on Feb. 14, 2013.

“These encore careers, which combine personal interests and skills with critical community work continue to unleash a wave of innovative ideas,” said Linda Carter, president and CEO of the foundation. “We’re proud of our role in helping to inspire retirees to address critical community issues through the For Good Awards and to help them do so through the larger Re-engage for Good initiative.”

Now in its third year, the For Good Awards will also recognize Broward cities exceling at connecting its retirees with meaningful ways to improve their community.  

Florida’s senior growth is the largest in the nation, and Broward itself is currently home to more than 500,000 baby boomers, many of whom will soon retire. The For Good Awards are made possible by The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation, Inc.

“The Re-engage for Good initiative and the For Good Awards have effectively inspired retirees to give back and developed pathways to help them do so,” said Carter.  “It’s now time for the entire community and new leaders across Broward to build on this work so we can continue to benefit from the wisdom and experience of an incredibly active, educated and innovative generation."