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Grieving mother creates website to help others after daughter dies in crash

October 16, 2018
Grieving mother creates website to help others after daughter dies in crash

If you haven't updated your emergency contact information linked to your driver's license, this story might change your mind.

That's because if a terrible accident happens, it could make a huge difference for the people you love most.

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Breakfast at Diamond Vault

February 6, 2018

TIFF hosted a Breakfast at Diamond Vault.

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2018

Over 13,000,000 residents have registered their emergency contact information!

Anna Maria Island Radio video

January 25, 2017

Anna Maria Island Radio presents a video about TIFF Initiative. View Video

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2017

Over 11,900,000 Florida residents have registered their emergency contact information.

Passion with a Purpose Luncheon

October 5, 2016

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.

Amazing Women of the Suncoast interview with Christine

September 3, 2016

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

Florida Tax Collectors Inc. recognition

September 1, 2016

Christine was recognized for her invaluable contribution in the Educational Forum at the Florida Tax Collectors Inc.

Manatee Chamber of Commerce Award finalist

2016

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.

TIFF is taken to SkillsUSA National Competition

June 19-25, 2016

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.

TIFF's 10 Year anniversary

March 31, 2016

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 also wants 100% of Florida drivers registered with Florida's ECI system. Read more here: Bradenton Herald article (March 31, 2016).

Website Redesign

2016

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2016

Over 10,730,000 Florida residents have registered their emergency contact information.

Bradenton Herald Article

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).

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2015

Over 9,520,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Tampa Bay 10 News

2013

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2013

Over 6,858,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Accident Alerted by Florida ECI

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.

Register Your ECI Week

October 1-7, 2012

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2012

Over 5,370,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2011

Over 4,070,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Website Redesign

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.

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2010

Over 2,980,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Ash Institute at Harvard

2009

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2009

Over 1,720,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

"To Inform Families First" week.

October 2, 2008

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2008
Florida Registration Number Update

Over 840,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

Senator Bill Galvano

2007
Senator Bill Galvano

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

FDHSMV Receives Award

2007
FDHSMV Receives Award

 

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

Florida Registration Number Update

January 2007
Florida Registration Number Update

Over 390,000 people are registered in the state of Florida.

FDHSMV Certificate of Appreciation

2006
FDHSMV Certificate of Appreciation

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