Jason Taylor opened the doors of his non-profit organization in 2004 with the goal of building a better future for area children in need. Nearly 15 years later, the Pro Football Hall of Famer introduces his newest charitable event by celebrating three individuals who inspire him daily to carry out the Jason Taylor Foundation’s mission.
On Friday, May 17, 2019, the inaugural Jason Taylor Community Hall of Fame Dinner presented by Z Wealth Solutionsand Community Capital Management will be hosted by Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. This year’s class of Community Hall of Fame inductees will include Dan Marino (Celebrity Honoree), Scott Scherr (Corporate Honoree) and Anthony Borges (Youth Honoree).
Proceeds from this event, which will be emceed by Joy Taylor, co-host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd and sister of Jason Taylor, will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation, whose mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.
“South Florida is filled with so many caring people whose commitment to others makes us a unique and special community,” said Jason Taylor. “As we continue to raise awareness and funding for our own work, I believe it is incumbent upon us to also celebrate those who pave the way.”
For information on partnership opportunities and attending the Jason Taylor Community Hall of Fame Dinner presented by Z Wealth Solutions and Community Capital Management, contact the Jason Taylor Foundation offices at (954) 424-0799 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Community Hall of Fame Honorees:
Anthony Borges, along with the entire Stoneman Douglas community, was faced with the unthinkable on February 14, 2018. As bullets barraged the halls of the school, tragically taking the lives of 17 individuals, Anthony responded with bravery, courage and strength, ushering his peers into a classroom and barricading the door, using his body as a shield. Anthony was shot five times that day, while saving the lives of up to 20 others. He spent months in the hospital, loosing a third of his lung and suffering severe damage to other organs as well as his legs and feet. Anthony rejects the hero label, but sacrifice in the face of chaos and danger can never be ignored or forgotten.
Dan Marino held or was tied for 30 NFL regular-season quarterback records at the time of his retirement after 17 seasons (1983-99) as the Miami Dolphins quarterback. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August 2005, however his greatest impact has been through his work with The Dan Marino Foundation. Inspired by experiences in raising his second son, Michael, who has autism, Dan and his wife Claire established the organization in 1992 and have raised more than $75 million to provide services and fund first-of-their-kind initiatives including the Miami Children’s Hospital Dan Marino Center, the Marino Autism Research Institute, the DMF Jobs Development Program, and the Marino College.
Scott Scherr founded Ultimate Softwarein 1990 and has served as president and CEO since the company’s inception. Fostering a corporate culture based on honesty and respect has always been Scott’s #1 priority. A major component of Scott’s and Ultimate’s lifelong commitment to “People First” is caring for community, with no greater example than the 3 paid service given to employees every year to use for volunteering and supporting nonprofits of their choosing. Throughout the year, Ultimate’s employees also donate to charitable causes and raise funds for people in need, with Ultimate often matching employee contributions 100%.
About the Jason Taylor Foundation
In July 2004, Miami Dolphins legendary Defensive End, Jason Taylor, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.
Since opening its doors, the Jason Taylor Foundation has impacted tens of thousands of children through innovative programming including The Jason Taylor Reading Room, Cool Gear for the School Year, the Jason Taylor Children’s Learning Center, Jason Taylor Scholars and the Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network, among others. For more information on the Jason Taylor Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at visit the organization’s website at www.JasonTaylorFoundation.org or follow on social media sites including Facebook or Twitter and Instagram: @jtfoundation99.