Keiser University has been recognized for its dedication and impact on the lives of children throughout Florida. Recently, the University was honored by Florida’s Children First as the 2024 Outstanding Corporate Champion for Children, a testament to its nearly half-century-long commitment to fostering opportunities and nurturing the potential of Florida’s youth.

Hosted on March 22, the 22nd annual Broward County Advocates for Children Awards ceremony honored the efforts of child advocates and former foster youth who have made a positive impact in their communities. Vice Chancellor Belinda Keiser attended the ceremony and accepted the award on behalf of Keiser University, discussing the commitment of the many who work tirelessly on behalf of Florida’s children.

“All of you in this room tonight have fought alongside each other to ensure Florida’s at-risk children receive the care and representation they deserve,” said Keiser. “I am humbled to accept the 2024 Outstanding Corporate Champion for Children award on behalf of Keiser University and our nearly 4,000 employees.”

Keiser University is a longtime supporter of Florida’s Children First and their vision to protect and advance the rights of children, and improve the child welfare, juvenile justice, and disability systems. Over the years, Keiser University has actively participated in numerous initiatives aimed at protecting and enhancing the rights of Florida’s children. This includes pivotal work done by Vice Chancellor Keiser, who, during her appointment to Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission in 2017, collaborated with Florida’s Children First to identify and preserve opportunities for children within the state’s constitution. The university has consistently supported legislative efforts to provide counsel for children in the welfare system, those with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups.

The University also supports educational and workforce opportunities that pave the way for positive socioeconomic outcomes and takes an active role in advancing workforce opportunities in minority communities throughout Florida. The commitment to this cause has not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by its No. 1 ranking in social mobility from U.S. News & World Report in 2023.

Following the acceptance of the Outstanding Corporate Champion award, Keiser took the opportunity to reaffirm the University’s support of Florida’s Children First by announcing that Keiser University will grant up to 2 scholarships annually for youth that are coming from the child welfare arena of the foster care system.

Florida’s Children First is a non-profit, nonpartisan, independent advocacy organization committed to protecting and advancing the rights of children and youth impacted by the child welfare, juvenile justice, and disability systems through systemic reform, education, youth voice, and promoting high-quality legal representation.

Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 21 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Reports in 2023-24. For more information, visit

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