Applicants being sought for Oversight Committee
on Half-cent Surtax on Sales
Brevard Save Our Students is a grassroots committee championing the passage of the Brevard Public Schools’ half-cent surtax on sales. BSOS is raising the level of awareness and communicating facts about the proposed one-half cent surtax on sales so voters can make informed decisions in favor of it.
Would you support the School Board levying a one-half cent surtax on sales in Brevard County, beginning 1/1/15, for a period of six years, to be used exclusively for critical school facility renewal projects, school security and technology upgrades? A needs-based prioritized list of projects has been published and expenditures will be monitored by an independent citizen oversight committee.
The Independent Citizen Oversight Committee (ICOC) will be comprised of members with legal, construction, planning, financial, and technology backgrounds as well as parents and community members.
United Way of Brevard as a neutral party will collect applications for the Independent Citizen Oversight Committee (ICOC). A selection committee, independent of the School Board , shall review the applications and recommend members of the initial ICOC to the School Board for approval.
Via mail or person – United Way of Brevard – 937 Dixon Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32922
$6.4 million Goal announced at Pep Rally
United Way of Brevard and the Florida Institute of Technology Panthers kicked off their respective seasons Friday, September 12th on the Florida Tech campus with a pep rally where United Way announced this year's campaign goal of $6.4 million to help people right here in Brevard.
Florida Tech's Coach Englehart and President, Dr. Catanese along with Carol Craig the 2014 United Way Campaign Chair and UW President Rob Rains led the pep rally. Thanks to Florida Tech, the Panther Football team, cheerleaders and pep band for dedicated support of our community and United Way!
Thanks to Carol Craig, the 2014 United Way Campaign Chair, for inviting former NFL San Francisco 49er – Darin Jordan to sign autographs and take photos! We appreciate him coming to support our United Way and letting lots of folks try on his Super Bowl Ring! For more than 35 years, the National Football League—owners, coaches, players and staff—have been working with United Way to strengthen America's communities.
The event also recognized our Trailblazer Campaigns. Twenty-one local organizations have completes their campaigns early, setting us well on our way to achieving goal! These organizations consistently set an example and use our “best practices” in their campaigns to consistently report great results. To date our Trailblazer organizations and other campaign dollars secured start this year’s drive out at $1,281,838 or 20 percent of the $6.4 million goal.
Trailblazers who have committed corporate gifts include:
Trailblazers who have run workplace campaigns include:
Health First Leadership Team
United Way Board and Cabinet
Wuesthoff Health Systems
Florida Tech Leadership Team
Brevard Public Schools Leadership Team
United Way Staff
Vance Lotane & Bookhardt, P.A.
Aging Matters in Brevard
Brevard Achievement Center
Clear Channel Outdoor
Florida Business Bank
Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation
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