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The Founders Circle is a group of our most generous donors. Founders commit $1,200 or more annually to support our general fund and overall operations. Founders are the backbone of our organization. Their generosity enables us to meet monthly expenses and expansion of our programs and services.

The Founders Development Committee has established a series of networking events that are sponsored and/or hosted by local businesses or individuals. The receptions are designed to attract business and professional individuals interested in learning more about the Pride Center in an after working hours networking environment. If you would like to host a Founders Reception or join the Founder Circle – please contact Roger Roa, Director of Development, at 954.463.9005.

The Pride Center salutes the following Founders Circle Members and thanks them for their support of the Center. Those names in bold are new Founders & names italicized are renewing.



Bob and Hal Bernier-Peterson

Gil Corwin

John C. Graves Charitable Fund

Alan Schubert

Premier Level ($20,000 and above)

Agile Elements / Chris Caputo (Board Member / Secretary)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Southern Bureau

Cox Media Group

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau / Richard Gray

Hunters Nightclub / Mark Seymour and Patrick Volkert


Joe Liberty and Dennis Hottenstein

The Windhover Foundation / Richard and Emilio Quadracci Cabrera

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Hollywood

The Howard Greenfield Charitable Fund

Platinum Level ($10,000 and above)

Anonymous (2)

City of Wilton Manors

Freedom Travel / Richard Safaty (Board Member) and Omer Mizrachi

Hotspots Magazine and Mark’s List / Peter Clark

Michael Kalb and Francisco Miranda

L Seven Solutions / Scott Kean

Macy’s Galleria

Nada’s Italy Tours

Robert S. Kecskemety Trust

Richard Schwarz and Tom Massey Endowed Fund for The Pride Center at Our Fund

Rosie’s Bar & Grill / John Zieba and Cliff Mulcahy

South Florida Gay News / Norm Kent

Wells Fargo Foundation

Diamond Level ($5,000 – $9,999)


A Celebration of Friends

Agile Elements / Chris Caputo (Board Member)

Ron Ansin and James Stork

Ilene Berliner and Maura Lane

Broward Health – Imperial Point

Diageo / Coastal Wine and Spirits / Smirnoff Vodka

Dr. James Doan

Richard Hedgecock

Liquid Radar / Eduardo Garcia and Charles Rube

Dr Leslie Leip (Board Vice-Chair) and Fritz Leip

Manors Night Club

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics / Dr. Will Richardson

Newman Insurance Group

Ted Schultz

Scott L. Bennett Fund at Our Fund

Jim Stepp and Peter Zimmer at Our Fund

Bob Swartz and Rob Hancock

Temptations Catering and Event Planning / Maurice Mizrahi

The Westin Fort Lauderdale

Thomas Tocalis

Gold Level ($2,500 – $4,999)

Anonymous (3)

Chris Ambs and Scott Clearwater

B Ocean Hotel / Mark Semple

Michael Camardello

Doug Candler

CLAD Tile and Stone / Earl Rynerson and Michael Shroyer

Michael Dager and Harvey Shapiro

Daoud’s Fine Jewelry / Patrick Daoud

Fast Printz / Joaquin Pastor

Alex and Chris Garcia-Halenar

August Gold and Carol Logen

Goodman Public Relations / Michael Goodman

Grateful Palate Events & Catering / Leslie Grossman

Tyler Healis

Neill Hirst, MD and Greg Hughes

Kenneth Hollander and John Kardos / KSH Charitable Foundation

Robert Hubbard and Bill Greeves

James A. Johnson / James A. Johnson Fund for Giving at Our Fund, Inc.

Don Kocher and Jonathan Salt

Lightship Media Group / Andy Perrott

Norton Lyman and Kimio Sato

Mind Your Manors / Alex Haywood and Joseph Kraus

Mellow Mushroom Fort Lauderdale

Mona Pittenger / Mona Pittenger Giving Fund at Our Fund

David Moon and Eugene Smith

Greg Moore and Allan Barsky

Richard Nolan and Robert Pingpank

Oakland Park Dental / Dr. Howard R. Cunningham

Pallant Insurance Agency, Inc. / Joe Pallant

Sam Picciotto


Herb Reis and Dr William Coffee

Mark Graphics / Mark Budwig (Board Chair) and Nick Scalzo

Tony Seguino and Dan Ayers

Paul Smith (Board Member) and Gerald Kennedy

Sonesta Hotel

David Starkey and Ari Sumargo

SunTrust Bank

The Historic Needham Estate / Drew and Sandy Romanovitz

The Law Offices of George Castrataro, Esq.

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.

Wayne Schrebe and Roy J. Stegman Charitable Fund at Our Fund, Inc.

Silver Level ($1,200 – $ 2,499)

Anonymous (3)

Paul Alpert

Michael Altman and Miguel Garcia Rivera

American Tax and Insurance / Kevin Palombo and Al Cicotte

BankUnited / Brenda Hartley (Board Member)

Don Barlow

Steve Barnard

Mark Barron and Joel Rubin

Andrew Bartfield

Christopher Bates

Tom and Steven Begert-Clark Even As We Speak

Dr. Louis Benevento and Patrick Duffy

Norman Berkowitz

Spencer Berlin

Peter Bieger

Bitner Group / Gary Bitner

Leny Blicher

Mitch Bloom (Board Member) and Paul Wardell


Jane Bolin

Bruce Bolton

John Bolton

Robert Boo

Lester Borenstein and Michael Wade

Bryon Bowlby and Robert Baldwin

Deric Bownds and Len Walker

Thel Boyette and David Page

Broward Burial and Cremation

Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Business Professional Group / Dennis Gluck and James Fowler

Daniel Byrne

Michael Caldwell

Rene Cantu and James Gigliello

Robert Caruso

Sal Catalano

Harvey Chasser

Chic Optique / Karen Carroll and Julie Slater

Church of the Holy Spirit Song / Pastor Leslie and Sandra Rutland-Tipton

Ron Clark

Bob Collier and Chuck Hunziker

Rocco Costello and Jay Roehrig

Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach / Steve Zunt

Crunch Fitness / Marc Delisle and Steve Diguardi

Ken Crush and Larry Prasse

Jimmy Cunningham and Jerson Velazquez

D’Angelo Realty Group / Michael Faerber

Chris Daniel and Jim Schnobrich

Lyle Davis

Dominick De Stefano

Dental Associates of Boca Raton / Dr. Michael Costabile

Dennis Dean Photography / Dennis Dean

Dennis Hill Homes / Daren Painter and Dennis Hill

Philip Dearborn and Mark Bereyso

Patrick DeCoursey and Rene Franco

Dolphin Democratic Club

Stephen Draft and Allen Peterson

Irwin Drucker

Gregory Dudzek and Jayant Goyle

Eden Funeral Services / Keith Epstein and Norm Jacobs

Michael Ekman

Bill Elliott

Emerald Elite Home Health Care / Ernest Olivas (Board Member) and John Foxx

Craig Engel (Board Member)

Robin Estes and Courtney Hale

Jared Falek and Don Chorpenning

Shawn Fanshier

Matthew Farber and Richard Bachmann

Paul Fasana

Maureen Faul

Theodore Filteau and Paul Meehan

Andrew Fischman

Friends of Pride

Stephen Fleishman

James Flora and Tony Golladay

Florida Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale Prime Timers, Inc.

Kenneth Fountaine

Futurity 1st Ins. Group – South Florida / Gary Kempler

Gables Wilton Park / Joe Markonic

Jerome Ganz and William Hirsch

George Zuber and Anthony Snyder Endowment Fund at Our Fund

Glenn L. Goldberg

Sidney Goldenberg

Daniel and Joey Goldfarb

Steven Goldgram

Mark Gordon and Aldo Buono

Scott Gray

Earl Graybeal

Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce / Keith Blackburn

Donald Green and Gene Ingledue

Marc Grossman

Robert Grossman

Robert Gunning

Mark Halacy and Thomas Pollock

David Hall

Happy Hiney Health / Dr. Elie Schochet

Donald Harman and David Bruce Rutter

Dr. J. Heider and Thomas Carr

Richard Herman

Scott Herman and Cale Choi

Lazaro Hernandez and Steve Figlmiller

Julian Hernandez and Robert Marks

Hans Hochkamp and Joseph DeBacco

Paul Holoweski

Kenley Hoover and Tom Pflepsen

Island City Smiles / Dr. David Warner and Chris Shultz

J. P. Morgan Chase

A.J. Jabre

James Jagielski

Paul Jennings

Jimenez Law Offices, P.A. / Andrew Jimenez, Esq.

George Johnson

Robert Judd, Esq.

Rubin Kaplan and Michael Leventhal

Randall Katz

Ken Keechl and Ted Adcock

Mark Ketcham and Werner Lutz

Dr. George Kling

Maria Kondracki and Jim Dwyer

Edwin Kowalski and Michael Donnan

Christopher M. Kron

Jeffrey Lammers and James McLaughlin

Bruce Lane

Bernie Langeluttig and Dennis Fitzkee

Law Offices of Brian P. Kowal / Brian Kowal, Esq. and Corey Lewis

Law Offices of Gregory W. Kabel, Esq.

John LeBlanc

Hon. Robert Lee

Paul Lemire

John Leyden and Tom Valentine Charitable Fund at Our Fund

Francis Leynaert and Fritz Martinez

Lifeway, Inc. / Dr. Marah J. Lee

Dewitte Loe

Charles V. Loring Charitable Fund at Our Fund

Stephen Lovci

Joe McConnell and Michael Lennon

Kent McIntyre and John Tambasco Charitable Fund at Our Fund, Inc.

W. Lynn McLaughlin and David Webb

Ken Merrifield and Fred Berger

Midland Medical Center / Steven Levin and Gregg West

Anthony Molluso and Bill Volbrecht

Moonruby, LLC / Stanley Lou

Anthony More and Fred Paiz

Wayne Morris

Kevin Murdoch and Carlos Prado

Wilfred “Bill” Murphy

National Stonewall Democrats / Hon. Stephen Driscoll and Robert Tocci

Evan Nelson

Northwestern Mutual / Ronald Via

Chuck Nicholls and Mark Turner

Charles Ohsiek

Peak Seven

Thomas Pecora

Douglas Pew and Donald Croxton

Pinnacle Constructors, LLC / Doug Tinklepaugh and James Rickard

Randy Plummer / Tomi Salerno Legacy Fund at Our Fund

Bob Poster and Carmine Martorilli

Premier Smile Center / Dr. Charmiane Johnson-Leong and Warren Leong

Pride Factory

Joe Pumphrey and Carl Whitley

R3 Accounting, LLC / Timothy S. Hart and Lisa Hart

David Ratcliffe and Josh Mathur

RBC Wealth Management / Ellen Krider, CFP

Real Estate South Florida / Anthony Kulp and James Beauter

Red Chair Catering / Chef Jessica Rosales

Peter Regalado and Joel Kobiel

Rick Reddington and Rob Brinbaum

Gary J. Richmond, MD

Greg Rigoff

Louis Rittmaster

Dr. G. J. Rockwell, Jr.

George “Bill” Rogers

Paul J. Rolli and W. Bennett Quade

Runyan Law Firm, PA / Tom Runyan, Esq.

RWE Real Estate / Robert Eldredge

SCS Weightloss Systems, Inc. / Sarah Strock

Rick Salomon

William Sandrik and Henry Smith

Lee Sathre

Jack Schlossberg and Greg Fineman

Danny Selvin

James Senior / Edward Jones Investments

Steven Shapiro and Robert Meehan

Shawn and Nick’s Courtyard Café / Shawn Bombard and Nick Berry

Dr. Robert Shore

Shutts & Bowen, LLP / Robin King

Heidi Siegel (Board Member) and Marlene Siegel

Carl Skaggs and David Jones

Some Men Like It Haute / Douglas Cureton

Tomas Soto and Frank Lefevre, M.D.

SRL Media, Inc. / Stephen Lang

Sterling Tax and Accounting / Jeffrey Sterling

Steve Shires Photography / Steve Shires

Stork’s Bakery Café / Peter Dekaj

Dave Stubbins

The Bears of South Florida, Inc.

The Harvey Milk Foundation

The John H. Le Blanc Charitable Fund at Charles Schwab Charitable Fund

The Law Offices of Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A.

The Mindfulness Method, LLC

The Pink Submarine / Dawn Halloway

TSAO Design Group / Jason Hagopian (Board Member) and Rick Fenstermacher

Tony Timiraos and Arthur Crispino Charitable Fund at Our Fund, Inc.

Tom Jones Charitable Fund

Top Dog Mobile Grooming / Tomas Arias

Tower Club

Bruno Trambusti and Randy Grant

Dean Trantalis, Esq.

Mark Traverso and Conor Walton / Slow Burn Theater

Treece Financial Group / David Treece

Carl E. Trough

Ted Verdone and John Curtin

Vincent Vigliotti

Steven Visano

James Wagner

Jim Walker (Board Member) and Lee Rubin

We Florida Financial

Steve Wetzler

Tom Wolf and Fernando Rodrigues

Silver Level $100.00/Month – $ 1,200.00 /Year

Gold Level $209.00/Month – $ 2,500.00 /Year

Diamond Level $416.00/Month – $ 5,000.00 /Year

Platinum Level $832.00/Month – $10,000.00+/Year

Contact Roger Roa, Director of Development, for membership benefits and information at 954.463.9005 X 105

Make a secure credit card donation today and become a member of the Founder’s Circle that supports the Pride Center and the community.

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Memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Mailing address:

The Pride Center, P.O. Box 70518, Fort Lauderdale FL 33307-0518

Italicized designates renewing Founder

Bold designates new Founder

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