KW Stoneman Douglas Support Fund

**PLEASE NOTE** the following message from the Keller Williams Coral Springs Cares Foundation, Inc. 501(c)(3)…

This Go Fund Me campaign, including the initiatives and programs discussed and the benefits provided, does not in any way make any statement regarding nor does it speak in support of any cause making statements in association with gun control, arming teachers, mental health, politics, party affiliation or any other debates or discussions surrounding the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School.

The SOLE PURPOSE of this Campaign is to provide a way to fund activities, gifts of love, support initiatives, social events, outreach and other similar programs, initiatives and activities for Stoneman Douglas and others in the Community affected by this tragedy.

This fund is entirely separate and apart, and addresses initiatives and needs totally separate and apart from any other funds established by the County or any other person or entity.

We invite you to read further below and inquire for more information if you wish, and we are confident that you will see the unique and special benefit of this Campaign not addressed by other funds that our Vision is currently providing Stoneman Douglas and the Community!! :-)


Purpose:

Thank you for choosing to support the Keller Williams Marjory Stoneman Douglas Support Fund.  Please read the information below and be sure to check our UPDATES for the latest information.

The purpose of this campaign is to raise money to fund various, on-going activities, initiatives and efforts of the Keller Williams Coral Springs Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supporting Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, faculity and staff, the families of those who were killed or injured, and the many others in the MSD Community who were affected by the tragedy that occurred on February 14, 2018.

We have set BIG FUNDRAISING GOALS and have put into motion a plan to provide consistent, purposeful outreach and support to the families of those who were killed, families of those injured, teachers and students of Stoneman Douglas and other area schools, first responders and others in the Community, over the course of the next year and more. These activities include:

(1) continuation of our "Marjory Stoneman Douglas 2nd Wednesday Gifts of Love " program providing various ongoing support activities and outreach programs for those affected in the MSD Community; and

(2) assistance with funding a HUGE, significant, everlasting Memorial/Dedication Project to be presented to and chosen by MSD students, staff and administration


Background and Our Involvement:

In the mid-afternoon of February 14, 2018, a number of Agents working in our Keller Williams Coral Springs/Parkland Market Center started to receive alerts regarding an incident occurring at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida a mere 3 1/2 miles to the north of our Market Center. As the hours passed, we came to learn that 17 children and staff were killed along with well over a dozen injured.

Many children of KW Coral Springs Agents were on Stoneman Douglas' campus that day.  Fortunately, by God's grace, no family member of any Agent in our office suffered a death or injury.  However, we all knew that it would only be a short matter of time until we would learn of someone familiar to us whose life would be changed forever.  As information was gathered later that day and in the following days, it became not 6 degrees of separation between us and someone who was profoundly affected by this tragedy, but only 1 or perhaps 2 degrees at most.

We also became aware that there would be a time in the coming days when we would be called upon to help those in need.  Culture in our Market Center had already risen in full force in recent years through various efforts to support our own Agents and others in the Community.  Now our Market Center would once again rise together and embrace our Culture to act purposefully, compassionately, and to whatever extent necessary, to help those in need in our Community.


Realization, Vision and Goals:

While the immediate needs of many of the victims and families were initially met with, in many cases, an overwhelming amount of support, we learned in speaking with others in the Community who suffered similarly sudden or catastrophic loss, that the true need for support occurs in the months, the year or more after the event.  As such, we initiated our "Marjory Stoneman Douglas 2nd Wednesday Gifts of Love " program which seeks to provide support and outreach to the numerous groups of people affected by the tragedy and done with the purpose of providing continuous support over the course of many, many months.

We are also seeking to assist with funding a large, permanent Memorial/Dedication Project to be chosen by MSD.  We have initiated discussions with the school administration, staff and students to determine the best opportunity and options for this project.  This will all take time to investigate and pursue to provide clarity and direction.  Updates regarding that progress will be posted on these Campaign pages.


THANK YOU:

We THANK YOU for your Love and Support of all of those affected . With your help we all can make a tremendous, beneficial, ongoing and everlasting impact on the lives of people in the Parkland, Coral Springs and the MSD Communities affected by the events of February 14, 2018!!



Charitable Information:

Keller Williams Coral Springs Cares Foundation, Inc. is a 501( c )(3) charitable organization. Its office is located c/o Keller Williams Coral Springs, 3301 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, 1-[phone redacted] (800-HELP-FLA) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Keller Williams Coral Springs Cares Foundation, Inc.’s registration number is CH51481.


Go Fund Me has requested that I provide the following information:

I, Scott Bagoon, creator of this Campaign, live in Coral Springs, Florida. I am a Realtor with the Keller Williams Coral Springs office, serve on the Agent Leadership Council (ALC) Co-Chairing the Culture and Community Service Committee, and also serve as a founding Board Member and Secretary/Director  for our 501(c)(3) charity, Keller Williams Coral Springs Cares Foundation, Inc.

Many Agents in our office live in Coral Springs and Parkland, with some with their children or relatives attending Stoneman Douglas High School. Many other Agents have friends and clients directly impacted by this tragedy.

Our charitable Foundation was incorporated with the explicit purpose of, among other things, supporting charitable, educational and community outreach activities. The intended use of the funds collected in this campaign will be used to support the activities described above. Some of the activities and outreach has already been implemented and is ongoing. Other initiatives such as memorial/dedication opportunities are currently in planning and discussion phases with MSD adminstration and others to be implemented over the course of months or longer. Our Foundation has a Board of Directors that oversees the proper disbursement of funds.  The Board will consult with any professionals, beneficiaries and/or other persons, as necessary, to ensure that funds are distributed appropriately.

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Organizer

Scott Bagoon 
Organizer
Pompano Beach, FL
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