The Leo Goodwin Foundation was instrumental in a Capital Campaign that allowed PACE Center for Girls to quadruple its current space when they moved into a 22,000 square foot location. The campus is named after the Leo Goodwin Foundation because the Foundation was the largest private donor for the project. The two-building facility includes a student activity center, play area, covered patio, library and volleyball court. PACE Center for Girls Broward is a no-cost, voluntary program providing academics, counseling, life skills training, career and college preparation and community service projects for at-risk adolescent girls ages 11 to 17 years old. The Leo Goodwin Foundation has been one of PACE’s strongest supporters, contributing more than a million dollars since the center first opened its doors more than 20 years ago.
The Foundation is also honored to be the namesake of the Leo Goodwin Community Cares Award which recognizes local PACEsetters or organizations that have a direct impact on the growth and sustainability of PACE in Broward County. In honor of the late Helen Furia, long-time and devoted PACE advocate and Leo Goodwin Trustee, PACE was gracious to name their boardroom after her. The Leo Goodwin Foundation has also helped a number of PACE graduates obtain scholarships to institutions of higher learning.