Hall of Fame Induction Year
Don Taft has spent more than 50 years as a leader in business, having founded, owned, and managed private and publicly traded companies. He has applied his business expertise across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, and entertainment. Taft's philanthropic and charitable manner has led him to support many worthwhile causes in South Florida, as well as donate his personal time and leadership skills to numerous children's health care facilities and nonprofit organizations. He has worked with Gilda's Club, Doctors Without Borders, the Museum of Art, and the Museum of Science and Discovery, just to name a few. In recognition of a generous gift the Taft Foundation made to Nova Southeastern University, the University Center was renamed in his honor. The gift also provided a permanent home for Special Olympics Broward County at NSU, establishing the only Special Olympics office located on a university campus in the world. Taft's contributions also include donations to the Conine Clubhouse, a home for parents and families of patients at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame
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