Our Fund Foundation, backed by a host of presenting sponsors is presenting the inaugural SouthFlorida LGBT Philanthropy Awards at Fort Lauderdale’s Tower Club on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.

The cocktail reception and awards ceremony will celebrate individuals and families whose generosity of time, talent and resources have had a significant impact on the South Florida's LGBT community.

The first-ever class of South Florida LGBT Philanthropy awardees includes:

·         Raising the Bar Award: Jim Stepp and Peter Zimmer. In addition, the couple will be recognized as South Florida’s LGBT Philanthropists of the Year for their thoughtful generosity to numerous LGBT agencies and causes throughout the years.

·         Commitment to a Cause Award: Doug Pew. Founder and leader of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Pew will be honored for his many years of passionate dedication to the non-profit.

·         Next Generation of Philanthropy Award: Chris Caputo. A talented, young and generous leader, Caputo serves as Board Chair of the Pride Center, inspiring his peers to engage with their community as donors and volunteers. 

“In its role of promoting LGBT philanthropy in South Florida, Our Fund Foundation is proud to launch this exciting new initiative,” said David Jobin, president and CEO, Our Fund Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the generous support of U.S. Trust and the Tower Club which enables us to honor these remarkable philanthropists who have truly helped make South Florida the most livable and energetic community in the country for LGBT people.”


Tickets to the cocktail reception and awards ceremony are $60 each, but were selling out at press time. For additional information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 954-565-1090.