Our Fund and their presenting sponsor Bank of America Private Bank present the Second Annual South Florida LGBT Philanthropy Awards on Saturday, January 25, from 5:30 to 8pm at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom (201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale). The reception will be from 5:30 – 6:30pm, the Awards presentation from 6:30 – 7:15pm and the Post-award Reception from 7:15 – 8pm.
The event will honor:
Wayne Schrebe – Raising the Bar Award
Wayne’s thoughtful generosity directed at numerous LGBT agencies in South Florida has made the difference in the countless number of lives of LGBT people. A leadership gift from the Wayne A. Schrebe and Roy J. Stegman Fund at Our Fund Launched Our Fund’s Protect Our Elders Fund in 2015 and Wayne has provided leadership gifts to both of Our Fund’s capital campaigns in 2014 and 2019.
Mark Gilbert – Commitment to a Cause Award
Nominated by OUTShine Film Festival for his boundless energy and determined volunteerism, Mark Gilbert’s dedication to the film festival in terms of time, talent and treasure is unmatched. Involved with the Festival in some capacity for much of its history, it was due to his single-minded dedication to the mission of the Festival that the Board was invigorated with new and involved blood, financial debts were resolved, and stable leadership restored.
Victor Warren – Next Generation of Philanthropy Award
Nominated by SunServe, Victor Warren joined SunServe’s board in 2010 and began serving as Chair in January 2018. Under his guidance of one of South Florida’s largest LGBT-serving agencies, SunServe formed the positions and hired a Director of Quality Assurance, a Director of Human Resources and a Director of Development. Victor is a leader in South Florida’s LGBT community and his visibility and impact serve as a reminder of the promise of young activists, leaders and philanthropists.
Paul Fasana – Dick Schwarz Award for Lifetime Achievement
Paul and his late partner Robert Graham were instrumental through their philanthropy in building a large part of the infrastructure of LGBT life in South Florida. Their names are synonymous with Sunshine Cathedral for the capital investments they made, including the Robert S. Graham and Paul Fasana Chapel. Paul’s longtime passion, however, is for Stonewall National Museum & Archives’ vast collection of LGBT artifacts – for which Paul serves as Chief Archivist – a role he has played since 1995 as a volunteer. In addition to his volunteering, Paul has endowed a fund in perpetuity for Stonewall at Our Fund and supports a large number of local LGBT causes and agencies through his generosity..
The cost to attend Our Fund Foundation’s second annual South Florida Philanthropy Awards to celebrate individuals and families whose generosity of time and resources change the lives of South Florida’s LGBT community is only $75 per person at: Our-fund.org/awards/.