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Thomas P. Severino, a veteran fundraising professional and nonprofit executive, has been named president and CEO of the Broward Education Foundation, which provides teacher grants, school supplies and student scholarships to Broward County public schools.

Most recently associate vice president for institutional advancement and adjunct professor of theology for Barry University, Severino has a strong background in education, fundraising, corporate and community relations, and government affairs. Prior to his nearly 14-year tenure at Barry, he was director of the Diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Kansas City, Mo. He also has a distinguished career as an administrator and teacher at the Pre-K-12 and college levels.

“Finding someone of Tom’s caliber for the Broward Education Foundation signals a new and exciting era for the Broward Education Foundation,” said Dave Marcus, the chair of the Broward Education Foundation Board of Directors. “His strong background in both education and fundraising and proven leadership skills will help us grow the Foundation to the next level.”

Severino holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY as well as a master’s degree in liturgy theology from the University of Notre Dame. He also completed the educational leadership certification program at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

“I am honored to serve the children and families of the Broward County Public Schools and the donors and volunteers who share in this important mission of education,” he said.

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