(SFGN) Last week the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force donated $227,509 to the Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Projects Fund. The donation represents a big share of the net proceeds from the 2014 Winter Party Festival and the 17th Annual Miami Recognition Dinner. Both of those events are held in Miami Beach.

“The Task Force has been working in Miami since the days of Anita Bryant,” Roybal said in a statement. “We have a special and unique relationship with South Florida and the people here. It is thanks to these people – the volunteers, sponsors and guests who attend our two events – that this incredible donation has been possible.”

Since taking Winter Party Festival and Miami Recognition Dinner, the Task Force has donated more than $1.85 million to South Florida grassroots LGBT organizations.