FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/17 -- BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX)(OTCQX: BBXTB) ("BBX Capital" or the "Company"), today announced that the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alan B. Levan and his wife Susie, were named the 2017 Philanthropists of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals/Fort Lauderdale Chapter at the 30th Annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.
Across the country, the Association of Fundraising Professionals sets aside one day each year to recognize and celebrate individuals and companies whose contributions leave an indelible mark on our society. The Luncheon event took place on Wednesday, November 15th at Signature Grand in Davie, FL.
Mr. Levan is a member of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Susie and Alan B. Levan NSU Ambassadors Board. He is Founder and Chairman of the BBX Capital Foundation (formerly BankAtlantic Foundation), which has contributed over $17 million to the South Florida community. He is also currently a member of WPO, the successor organization of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
Throughout Mr. Levan's career, which spans more than four decades, he has served as Chairman of four New York Stock Exchange listed companies, including BBX Capital. Over the past years, Mr. Levan has also received Habitat for Humanity's Spirit of Humanity Award, South Florida Business and Wealth's Apogee Award for Chairman of the Year, Nova Southeastern University's Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Award, South Florida Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Award, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Cutting-Edge Award, Florida Atlantic University's Business Leader of the Year, Sun-Sentinel's Excalibur Business Leader of the Year Award, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award for Florida.
About BBX Capital Corporation:
BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX)(OTCQX: BBXTB) is a diversified holding company whose activities include its approximate 90% ownership interest of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (NYSE: BXG) and, through its Real Estate and Middle Market Divisions, the acquisition, ownership and management of joint ventures and investments in real estate and real estate development projects and middle market operating businesses. As of September 30, 2017, BBX Capital had total consolidated assets of $1.5 billion, shareholders' equity attributable to BBX Capital of $493.7 million, and total equity of $539.9 million. At September 30, 2017, BBX Capital's book value per share was $5.08 compared to $4.70 at September 30, 2016. For further information, please visit www.BBXCapital.com.
About Association of Fundraising Professionals :
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in over 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession.
AFP believes that to guarantee human freedom and social creativity, people must have the right to freely and voluntarily form organizations to meet perceived needs, advocate causes, and seek funds to support these activities.
Source: BBX Capital Corporation