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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)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Southern Bureau

Cox Media Group

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau / Richard Gray

The Harvey Milk Foundation

Hunters Nightclub


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

South Florida Gay News / Norm Kent

The Howard Greenfield Charitable Foundation

Bob and Hal Bernier-Peterson

Gil Corwin

John C. Graves Charitable Fund

Alan Schubert

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

Oliver Kamm

LSeven Solutions / Scott Kean

Michael Kalb and Francisco Miranda

Macy’s Galleria

Nada’s Italy Tours

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

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

Robert S. Kecskemety Trust

South Florida Gay News / Norm Kent

The Alfred Wohl Family Foundation

Wells Fargo Foundation

Diamond Level ($5,000 – $9,999)


A Celebration of Friends

Agile Elements / Chris Caputo (Board Member /  Secretary)

D.C. Allen and Ken Flick / No Gay Hate Fund at Our Fund, Inc.

Ron Ansin and James Stork

Argenti Designer Jewelers / Mark Silver

Ilene Berliner and Maura Lane

Broward Health – Imperial Point

Diageo / Coastal Wine and Spirits

Dr. James Doan

Jared Falek and Don Chorpenning

Kenneth Hollander and John Kardos / KSH Charitable Foundation

Liquid Radar / Eduardo Garcia and Charles Rube

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

Newman Insurance / Lynn Corning

Pinnacle Housing Group / Michael Wohl

Dr. Dale Russell

Ted Schultz

Scott L. Bennett Chartable Fund at Our Fund

Jim Stepp and Peter Zimmer at Our Fund

Temptations Catering and Event Planning / Maurice Mizrahi

The Westin Fort Lauderdale 

Gold Level ($2,500 – $4,999)

Anonymous (2)

Chris Ambs and Scott Clearwater

Atlantic Surf Club

B Ocean Hotel

Biehn & Associates, Inc. / Don Biehn

Michael Camardello

Doug Candler

Harvey Chasser

CLAD Tile and Stone / Earl Rynerson and Michael Shroyer

Michael Dager and Harvey Shapiro

Daoud’s Fine Jewelry / Patrick Daoud

Events by Grateful Palate / Leslie Grossman

Fast Printz / Joaquin Pastor

Alex and Chris Garcia-Halenar

August Gold and Carol Logen

Tyler Healis

Neill Hirst, MD and Greg Hughes

Robert Hubbard and Bill Greeves

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

Robert Judd and Russell Neal

Don Kocher and Jonathan Salt

Lightship Media Group / Any Perrott

Steve Lovci

Norton Lyman and Kimio Sato

Manors Night Club

Marriott Fort Lauderdale North

Mellow Mushroom Fort Lauderdale

David Moon and Eugene Smith

Gregory Moore and Dr. Allan Barsky

Richard Nolan and Robert Pingpank

Howard Novie

Mind Your Manors / Alex Haywood and Joseph Kraus

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics / Dr. Will Richardson

Oakland Park Dental / Dr. Howard R. Cunningham

Pallant Insurance Agency, Inc. / Joe Pallant and Sandro Trevisan

Periodic Products / David McLaren

Progress Bar

Prudential / Benjamin Vilchez, Javier Martinez, Roberto Torok and Robert Ruiz

Herb Reis and Dr William Coffey

George “Bill” Rogers

Runyan Law Firm, PA / Tom Runyan, Esq.

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

Tony Seguino and Dan Ayers

Sonesta Hotel

Paul M. Smith (Board Member) and Gerald Kennedy

SunTrust Bank

David Starkey and Ari Sumargo

The Historic Needham Estate / Drew and Sandy Romanovitz

The Law Offices of George Castrataro, Esq. / George Castratero, Esq.

The Pride Institute at Fort Lauderdale Hospital

The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.

John-Charles Toussaint

Tower Club

VITAS Healthcare Corporation

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

Wilton Metropolitan Apartments

Silver Level ($1,200 – $ 2,499)

Anonymous (4)

Ted Adcock and Ken Keechl

Affordable Health Insurance / Sam Chalfant

Alibi Monkey Bar Ptown, LLC

Paul Alpert

Michael Altman and Miguel Garcia Altman

American Pain Experts / Neel Amin and Tom Macek

American Tax and Insurance / Kevin Palombo and Al Cicotte

Al Bacchi and Craig Ross

Brenda Hartley (Board Member) / BankUnited

Don Barlow

Steve Barnard

Mark Barron and Joel Rubin

Andrew Bartfield

Christopher Bates

Jim Baxter

Tom and Steven Begert-Clark Even As We Speak

Dr. Louis Benevento and Patrick Duffy

Norman Berkowitz

Bitner Group / Gary Bitner

Leny Blicher

Mitch Bloom (Board Member) and Paul Wardell

Boardwalk / Victor Zepka

Jane Bolin

Bruce Bolton

John Bolton

Robert Boo

Lester Borenstein and Michael Wade

Bove Dental / Al Bove, DMD and Coco Alarcon

Bryon Bowlby and Robert Baldwin

Deric Bownds and Len Walker

Brian Boyle

Broward Burial and Cremation

Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Business Professional Group / Jim Fowler and Dennis Gluck

Gerald Byers and Rudy Wengenroth

Daniel Byrne

Tim Cabrey and Mark Sewell

Michael Caldwell

Rene Cantu and James Gigliello

CareFree Insurance Service / Manuel Matos and Eddie Sierra

Robert Caruso

Sal Catalano

Chic Optique / Karen Carroll and Julie Slater

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

Ken Crush and Larry Prasse

Ron Clark

Bob Collier and Chuck Hunziker

Coral Shores Realty / Daren Painter

Rocco Costello and Jay Roehrig

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach / Steve Zunt

Crunch Fitness / Marc Delisle and Steve Diguardi

Jimmy Cunningham and Jerson Velazquez

D’Angelo Realty Group / Michael Faerber

Don D’Arminio and Marc Martorana

Chris Daniel and Jim Schnobrich

Lyle Davis

Dental Associates of Boca Raton / Dr. Michael Costabile

Dennis Dean Photography / Dennis Dean

Philip Dearborn and Mark Bereyso

Patrick DeCoursey and Rene Franco

Dolphin Democratic Club / Ron Mills

Stephen Draft and Allen Peterson

Irwin Drucker

Gregory Dudzek and Jayant Goyle

Eden Funeral Services / Norm Jacobs and Keith Epstein

Michael Ekman

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

Yadin Elcon

Ted Emery

Craig Engel (Board Member / Treasurer)

Shawn Fanshier

Matthew Farber and Richard Bachmann

Brian Farley and Ron Alose

Paul Fasana

Theodore Filteau and Paul Meehan

Andrew Fischman

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

Jerry Ganz and William Hirsch

Will Gibson

George Zuber and Anthony Snyder Charitable Fund at Our Fund

Glenn L. Goldberg

Golden Age Living

Sidney Goldenberg

Daniel and Joey Goldfarb

Steven Goldgram

Goodman Public Relations / Michael Goodman

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

J. Michael Heider and Thom Carr

Richard Herman

Scott Herman and Cale Choi

Lazaro Hernandez and Steve Figlmiller

Hans Hochkamp and Joseph DeBacco

Paul Holoweski

Kenley Hoover and Tom Pflepsen

Gary Hummel

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 L. Jimenez, Esq.

David Jobin and Angel Burgos

George Johnson

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

Tom Jones

Robert Judd, Esq.

Rubin Kaplan and Michael Leventhal

Randall Katz

Mark Ketcham and Werner Lutz

Gary Kempler / Futurity 1st Insurance Group

Dr. George Kling (Board Member)

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. / Greg Kabel

John LeBlanc

Paul Lemire

John Leyden and Tom Valentine

Francis Leynaert and Fritz Martinez

Lifeway, Inc. / Dr. Marah J. Lee, DO

Dewitte Loe

Charles V. Loring Charitable Fund at Our Fund

Darrell Manning and Darryl Stephens

Joe McConnell and Michael Lennon

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

Lynn McLaughlin and David Webb

Ken Merrifield and Fred Berger

Michael Murphy Photography / Michael Murphy

Midland Medical Center / Steven Levin

Anthony Molluso and Bill Volbrecht

Moonruby, LLC / Stanley Lou

Anthony More and Fred Paiz

Wayne Morris

Kevin Murdoch and Carlos Prado

Bill Murphy

National Stonewall Democrats / Hon. Stephen Driscoll and Robert Tocci

Northwestern Mutual / Ronald Via

Charles Ohsiek

Palm Beach County Human Rights Council / Rand Hoch

Doug Pew and Donald Croxton

Leonard Paoletti

Thomas J. Pecora, Jr.

Lightship Media / Andy Perrott

Douglas Pew and Donald Croxton

Sam Picciotto

Pinnacle Constructors, LLC / Doug Tinklepaugh and James Rickard

Mona Pittenger / Mona Pittenger Giving Fund at Our Fund

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

RBC Wealth Management / Ellen Krider, CFP

Brain Reardon and John O’Brien

Real Estate South Florida / Anthony Kulp and James Beauter

Red Chair Catering / Chef Jessica Rosales

Rick Reddington and Rob Birnbaum

Gary J. Richmond, MD

Louis Rittmaster

Glenn Rigoff

Real Estate South Florida / Anthony Kulp

Jessica Reyes

Barbara Robins-Matthewman and Virginia DiChiara

Dr. G. J. Rockwell, Jr.

Paul Rolli and W. Bennett Quade

Lee Rubin and Jim Walker (Board Member)

Runyan Law Firm, PA / Tom Runyan, Esq.

SCS Weightloss Systems, Inc. / Sarah Strock

RWE Real Estate / Robert Eldredge

Rick Salomon

Lee Sathre

Jack Schlossberg and Greg Fineman

Dr. Elie Schochet / Happy Hiney Health

Danny Selvin

James Senior / Edward Jones Investments

Steven Shapiro and Robert Meehan

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

Steve Shires Photography / Steve Shires

Dr. Robert Shore

Shutts & Bowen, LLP / Robin King

Heidi Siegel (Board Member) and Marlene Siegel

Some Men Like It Haute / Douglas Cureton

Tomas Soto and Frank Lefevre, M.D.

Sterling Tax and Accounting / Jeffrey Sterling

Terry Stone and Mike Bush

Stork’s Bakery Café / Esmeralda and Peter Dekaj

Dave Stubbins

The Bears of South Florida, Inc.

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

The Law Offices of Stephanie Schneider / Stephanie Schneider, Esq.

The Mindfulness Method, LLC

The Pink Submarine / Dawn Halloway

Tony Timiraos and Arthur Crispino Charitable Fund at Our Fund

Top Dog Mobile Grooming / Tomas Arias

Bruno Trambusti and Randy Grant

Dean Trantalis, Esq.

Mark Traverso and Conor Walton

Treece Financial Group / David Treece

Carl E. Trough

Mark Turner and Chuck Nicholls

Ted Verdone and John Curtin

Vincent Vigliotti

James Wagner

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.

Make Check Payable to The Pride Center

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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