(Bradenton, FL—March 18, 2016) To Inform Families First (TIFF) will recognize the people and organizations that helped it get started 10 years ago and have helped the initiative reach millions of people since then. The awards presentation will take place in Wagner Auditorium at Manatee Technical College from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. TIFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting emergency contact registration.
Christine Olson, president and founder of TIFF, will present awards to Senator Galvano, Representative Greg Steube, Sheriff Brad Steube, Deputy Chief Colonel Rick Wells, County Commissioner Carol Whitmore, Department of Highway Safety Director Terry Rhodes, METV director Charles Clapsaddle, Manatee Technical College web development instructor Vera Bourenina and student Matthew Vreman.
Manatee Technical College web development students created the TIFF organization’s first website in 2005. Subsequent classes have updated or recreated the website http://toinformfamiliesfirst.org/, which has been instrumental in registering millions of residents.
“With the help of these supporters, TIFF has registered over 10 million people,” said Olson.
Olson’s daughter, Tiffany, died in a traffic accident on December 7, 2005. It took over six hours for her to be notified because her contact information was not readily available at the scene. That was unacceptable to Olson, who sought to make it easier for families to be notified quickly in cases of emergency.
Students will register at the end of the presentation. The community is welcome. Manatee Technical College is located at 6305 E. State Road 70, Bradenton.