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2017

January 25, 2017: Anna Maria Island Radio presents a video about TIFF Initiative.
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As of January, 2017, over 11,900,000 Florida residents have registered their emergency contact information.

Emergency Contact Information System

2016

On October 5th, TIFF's 10 Year Anniversary was celebrated by the Passion with a Purpose Luncheon, at Michael's on East. Photos from this event can be found on the Herald Tribune website.

Suncoast Amazing Women Video from Herald Tribune

On September 3rd, Christine was interviewed by ABC's Linda Carson for the Amazing Women of the Suncoast news segment. Click here for the article, or else watch the video by itself here

Suncoast Amazing Women Video

On September 1st, Christine was recognized for her invaluable contribution in the Educational Forum at the Florida Tax Collectors Inc.

Florida Tax Collectors Inc Award

TIFF was a finalist for the Manatee Chamber of Commerce Award as a Non-Profit Organization of the Year, in recognition of its excellence, productivity and overall contribution to the community.

On June 19 - 25, Manatee Technical College students took TIFF's Initiative to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, placing in the top 5 in the nation, out of their category.

SkillsUSA National Conference

For TIFF's 10 Year Anniversary, Christine wants 100% of Florida drivers registered with Florida's ECI system. Read more here: Bradenton Herald article (March 31, 2016).

Christine at Manatee Technical College

For TIFF's 10 Year Anniversary, Christine wants to recognize the people and groups that have made TIFF a reality. Read more here: Manatee Technical College article (April 1, 2016).

Christine at Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College's Web Development Program redesigned and updated the TIFF website, making it "world-class".

Manatee Technical College

As of January, 2016, over 10,730,000 Florida residents have registered their emergency contact information.

Emergency Contact Information System

2015

In April 2015, Legislation pushed by Manatee County Resident for driver emergency contact information heads to governor's desk. Read more here: Bradenton Herald article (April 30, 2015).

Christine Olson with a Drive Safely sign

January 2015: over 9,520,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2013

We're proud to say that Tampa Bay 10 News has graciously helped our cause by spreading the word of our organization.

Tampa Bay 10 News

January 2013: over 6,858,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2012

In April 2012, a young college student names Georgia Gibbons was hit by a car while crossing the road late at night in Tallahassee, Florida. Thanks to TIFF's Initiative, Georgia's mother was alerted to her daughter's accident within an hour of it happening.

Georgia Gibbons

In September 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott declared October 1 - 7, 2012 as Register Your Emergency Contact Information Week, encouraging all Floridians to register emergency contacts.

TIFF Governor's resolution

January 2012: over 5,370,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2011

January 2011: over 4,070,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2010

Manatee Technical College (Formerly known as Manatee Technical Institute) participated in a community service project to redesign the web site for TIFF's Iniative for the first time.

Manatee Technical College

January 2010: over 2,980,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2009

The Ash Institute at Harvard voted the Emergency Contact Information (ECI) program one of the top 50 best government innovations

January 2009: over 1,720,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2008

Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared October 2 - 8, 2008 as "To Inform Families First" week.

link to declaration by Charlie Crist for To Inform Families Week.

January 2008: over 840,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2007

Senator Bill Galvano takes up TIFF's Initiative in his annual official legislative update.

Bill Galvano Newsletter

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Emergency Contact Team receives AAMVA Customer Service Excellence Award.

FLHSMV award

January 2007: over 390,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

2006

Here is a certificate of appreciation from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

certification of appreciation from FLHSMV