LGBT activists deserve recognition, and that’s why Our Fund Foundation is hosting its third annual Philanthropy Awards next month. 

Our Fund, the third-largest LGBT foundation in the nation, will honor individuals whose donations of time, talent and resources have helped the LGBT community with a ceremony, according to a press release.

“The Philanthropy Awards, which recognize and celebrate South Florida’s leading philanthropists and volunteers, has evolved into our signature event,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of Our Fund. “We are extremely grateful for the continued support from Bank of America Private Bank, which enables us to honor these remarkable and generous community leaders and make South Florida the most livable and energetic community in the country for LGBTQ people.”

The ceremony will take place at the Broward Performing Arts Center’s Mary Porter Riverview Ballroom Feb. 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased at our-fund.org/awards.

This year’s awardees:

Jayne Baron Sherman will receive the Philanthropist of the Year award this year for her generosity to numerous cultural, arts and LGBTQ advocacy agencies, which she thoughtfully increased during the pandemic, when non-profit organizations felt particularly vulnerable to budget shortfalls.

Doug Ames will receive the Commitment to a Cause Award for working tirelessly to gather and relay information to volunteers so that events run smoothly and making it possible for host agencies, their board members and staff to concentrate on their guests and the programs.

Jonathan Freidin was nominated for the Next Generation of Philanthropy Award by SAVE for advocating the equal rights of persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The evening will also recognize the 10th anniversary of Our Fund Foundation’s funding in 2010.


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