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Founders Circle

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Thank you to our committed Founders members! Our Founders members are individuals, corporations, and nonprofit supporters of The Pride Center who generously contribute an annual tax-deductible gift. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Pride Center endeavors to support the well-being of LGBTQ+ community members and allies by granting access to essential services, social activities, and enjoyable events. Founders members’ gifts ensure that The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking support, information, and social engagement thereby ensuring the continuity of vital programs, events, and community connections.

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As a member of the Founder’s Circle, you are invited to exclusive social events to network while learning about new and exciting activities and programs at The Pride Center. With your permission, you will be recognized for your contributions on The Pride Center website.

Find Out More:

For more information on Founders Circle membership, contact
Rebecca D’Amico, Director of Development, at RDAmico@PrideCenterFlorida.org
or by calling (954) 463-9005 ext. 105.

The Pride Center salutes the following Founders Circle Members and thanks them for their support of The Center. Open the image below for a full list of our Founders Circle Members.

Lifetime Members

  • Bob and Hal Bernier-Peterson
  • Gil Corwin
  • John C. Graves Charitable Fund
  • Kimio Sato
  • Alan Schubert (Founder of The Pride Center)

Premier Level Members ($20,000 and above)

  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation – Southern Bureau
  • Goodman-Klein-Pinckney Family Foundation – Gary Snyder
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau – Richard Gray
  • HITS 97.3 & EASY 93.2
  • The Howard Greenfield Charitable Fund
  • Hunters Nightclub – Mark Seymour and Patrick Volkert
  • Macy’s Galleria
  • The Windhover Foundation – Richard and Emilio Quadracci Cabrera
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Hollywood

Platinum Level Members ($10,000 and above)

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Avita Pharmacy – Shawn Smith
  • Carrfour Supportive Housing – Stephanie Berman
  • Chris Ambs and Scott Clearwater – Charitable Fund at Our Fund
  • City of Wilton Manors
  • Crush Law, P.A. – Courtney Crush Esq.
  • Erwin S. Mayer – Didier Moritz
  • Goodman Public Relations – Michael Goodman
  • James Laird
  • LSeven Solutions – Scott Kean
  • Michael Kalb & Dion Westerman
  • Our Fund – Jim Stepp and Peter Zimmer
  • Paul Smith (Board Member) and Gerald Kennedy
  • Red Chair Catering – Chef Jessica Rosales
  • Richard Schwarz and Tom Massey Endowed Fund for The Pride Center at Our Fund
  • Robert S. Kecskemety Trust
  • Rosie’s Bar & Grill – John Zieba and Cliff Mulcahy
  • Russell Vance and Eddie Schwartz – Charitable Fund at Our Fund
  • Scott Gray
  • Scott L. Bennett – Charitable Fund at Our Fund
  • Thomas Gehlbach and Warren Stauffer
  • Thomas Tocalis
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

Diamond Level Members ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Bright Star Credit Union
  • Courtyard Marriott Ft. Lauderdale Beach – Steve Zunt
  • David Bartnick and Jack Hazard
  • Development Partners – Chris Caputo
  • Diageo / Smirnoff Vodka
  • Fast Printz – Joaquin Pastor
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Goodman PR – Michael Goodman
  • Greg Dudzek and Jayant Goyle
  • Johnsons Bar
  • Ilene Berliner and Maura Lane
  • Isle Casino Pompano
  • Ken Can Help Network – Jaime Cristancho, Jeremy Willard, Ken Calhoun
  • Kenny Silverman Sotheby’s Realtor
  • Kevin Schoeler and Philip ver der Voet – The Kevin G. Schoeler Foundation
  • Legal Aid Service of Broward County
  • Leny Blicher and Randy Hooker
  • Dr. Leslie Leip (Board Vice-Chair) and Fritz Leip
  • Manors Night Club – Brett Tannenbaum & Paul Hugo
  • Memorial Healthcare System – Tim Curtin
  • Midland Medical
  • Richard L. Buchanan and John Dool
  • Richard Huitema
  • R3 Accounting LLC – Tim & Lisa Hart
  • Ron Ansin and James Stork
  • Sam Picciotto
  • Scott Morawsky and Charles Tracy
  • Seminole Casino Coconut Creek – Robert Dearstine
  • Southern Glacier Coastal Wine and Spirits
  • Stephen Driscoll and Robert Tocci
  • Ted Schultz
  • Ted Wolf and Frank Decolator
  • Travis Walker
  • Truist Bank
  • Wayne A. Schrebe – Charitable Fund at Our Fund
  • We Florida Financial – Dawn Clark

Gold Level Members ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Alfredo Olvera (Board Member)
  • Argenti Jewelersm – Mark Silver
  • The Bears of South Florida
  • Bernie Langeluttig and Dennis Fitzkee
  • Blue Moon Cruises & Tours – Stuart Cassel
  • Brian Flanagan and Cory Hagopian
  • Bryon F. Bowlby and Robert Baldwin
  • Charles Loring
  • Charles McBee
  • Christopher Bates (Board Chair)
  • Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Downtown – Jason Alexander
  • Craig Engel (Board Treasurer)
  • Daniel and Joey Golfarb
  • Danny Selvin
  • Dave Stubbins
  • David Coviello – Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • David L. Starkey and Arianto Sumargo
  • Dean Trantalis
  • Denise Spivak (Board Member) and June Cashwell
  • Donald Keith
  • Doug Candler and Felipe Guaqueta
  • Dr. Bryan Curry (Board Member)
  • Dr. G. Jim Rockwell
  • Ernest Olivas – Emerald Elite Senior Home Care
  • Evan Nelson
  • Florida Medical Center – Dr. Frank Vittimberga
  • Glenn Goldberg
  • Harvey Chasser
  • Hector Zuazo and Robert Medina
  • Home2 Suites and tru by Hilton
  • James Jagielski
  • Jerry McDonald and Michael Grant
  • Larry L. Prasse and Ken Crush
  • Lightship Media – Andy Perrot
  • Mark Kasper
  • Matthew Farber (Board Member) and Richard Bachmann
  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Management – Juan Carlos Bastida
  • Michael Brown
  • Michael Dager and Harvey Shapiro
  • Michael Murphy Photographic Studios & Gallery
  • Moonruby, LLC – Stanley Lou
  • Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics – Dr. Will Richardson
  • Neuvio Architects – Jason Hagopian (Board Secretary) and Rick Fenstermacher
  • Oakland Park Dental – Dr. Howard R. Cunningham
  • Peter Bieger and Demian Gaiteri
  • Robert Pingpank
  • Rocco Costello and Jay Roehrig
  • Roman Foster and Marcus Koch
  • Scott Leatherman and Alex Shulman
  • Seva Learning
  • Sid Goldenberg
  • Solimar Rodiguez-Saez (Board Member)
  • SRL Media Inc. – Stephen Lang
  • Stephen Thayer and Howard Terry
  • Steve Barnard
  • Steve Wetzler
  • Tom Jones
  • Tyler Healis

Silver Level Members ($1,200 – $ 2,499)

  • Anonymous (5)
  • A J Jabre
  • Adam Farron and Michael Feit
  • Adam Wright – Edward Jones
  • Aflac Lauderdale Legacy – Scott Cooke
  • Anda Inc. – Carlos Lopez and Jose Lassalle
  • Anthony Molluso and Bill Volbrecht
  • BeWell MedSpa – Oren Kiriat and Michal Kitai
  • Bill Elliott and David Bacher
  • Blackhawk Funding
  • Bob Collier & Chuck Hunziker
  • Bob Poster and Carmine Martorilli
  • Bottega – Carolyn Mariani
  • Bradford and Christian Barnes
  • Broward Burial and Cremation – Daniel Klaver
  • Bruce Lane
  • Bruce Parrish
  • Bud Beehler
  • Carl Skaggs and David Jones
  • Challenge Fitness, LLC
  • Chen Senior Medical Center
  • Chic Optique – Karen Carroll and Julie Slater
  • Chris Brown and Roger Roa
  • Chuck Burianek
  • Church of the Holy Spiritsong
  • Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P. – Russell O’Brien
  • Dan Fountaine
  • Daniel Byrne
  • Daniel J. O’Flaherty
  • Daniel Knox and John Rossi
  • David Bose and Jay Shah
  • David Fawcett and Edward Brown
  • David Fettes
  • David Hall
  • David Moon
  • David Ratcliffe
  • Dennis Dean Photography
  • Dental Associates of Boca Raton
  • Dolphin Democratic Club
  • Donald Allen
  • Drew Miller
  • Dwellings Property Management – Daren Painter
  • Ed Garcia and Charles Rube
  • Edwin Kowalski and Michael Donnan
  • Fab Scout Entertainment – Howard Andrew
  • Fort Lauderdale Prime Gentlemen
  • Futurity 1st Ins. Group – South Florida – Gary Kempler
  • Dr. George A. Bishopric, Jr.
  • George Zuber
  • Greg Kabel, Esq. and Oscar Pastor
  • Gregory K. Moore and Dr. Allan Barsky
  • Harvey Milk Foundation
  • Hyatt Centric Las Olas Fort Lauderdale – Amanda Friedman
  • Island City Smiles – Dr. David Warner and Chris Shultz
  • Its Just eCommerce
  • J.P. Morgan Chase – David McConnell
  • Jack Schlossberg and Greg Fineman
  • Dr. James Doan and Brad Zuckerman
  • James D. Wagner
  • Janet Weissman
  • Jared Falek and Don Chorpenning
  • Jeffrey Axelson
  • Jeffrey Lammers and James McLaughlin
  • John and George Hasandras
  • Jimmy Cunningham
  • Joe Pumphrey and Carl Whitley
  • Joel King
  • John Bolton
  • John LeBlanc
  • Joshua Stahley
  • Kathy Macchio
  • Ken Manford and Jeffrey Roach
  • King Law – Robin King
  • The Law Offices of Stephanie L. Schneider, P.A.
  • Lee Rubin and James Walker
  • Lee Sathre
  • Leslee W. Walker
  • Lifeway, Inc. – Dr. Marah J. Lee
  • Marc Cain – Aqua Home Care
  • Marc Grossman
  • Maria Kondracki and Jim Dwyer
  • Mark Budwig and Nick Scalzo – S. Mark Graphics
  • Mark Gordon and Aldo Buono
  • Mark Halacy and Tom Pollock
  • Maureen Faul
  • Michael Altman and Miguel Garcia Rivera
  • Michael Dessaro
  • Michael Ekman
  • MinuteMan Press Wilton Manors
  • Miriam Richter
  • Mitchell Bloom and Paul Wardell
  • Mona Pittenger
  • New York Life Insurance Company – Loyda Molina Pagan
  • Norm Berkowitz
  • Dr. Oren Hertz
  • Pallant Insurance Agency, Inc. – Joe Pallant
  • Paul Bryers
  • Paul Hyman and Bill Bracker
  • Paul R. Alpert and Michael Lawrence
  • Peak Seven
  • Premier Smile Center – Dr. Charmaine Johnson-Leong and Warren Leong
  • RBC Wealth Management – Ellen Krider, CFP
  • The Restaurant People
  • Rene Franco
  • RHome Mortgage LLC – Richard McNally and Kelly Lizotte
  • Ric Hudson and Raymond Seah
  • Richard Calvin
  • Richard Herman
  • Richard McCune and Brian Carroll
  • Rick Reddington and Rob Birnbaum
  • Rick Salomon
  • Robert Boo (CEO of The Pride Center)
  • Robert Gunning
  • Robert N. DeBenedictis
  • Robin Estes and Courtney Hale
  • RWE Real Estate – Robert Eldredge Jr.
  • Sage of South Florida, Inc.
  • Scott Brown
  • Shawn Fanshier
  • Sierra Robotic Hair Institute
  • Rev. Skip Kennings
  • The Spa at Auberge Beach
  • Stephen Draft and Allen Peterson
  • Stephen Fleishman
  • Steven Carlin
  • Steve Shires Photography
  • Dr. Steven Davidson
  • Steven Filenbaum and Matthew Woolf
  • Susan Penrod Public Relations – Susan Penrod and Leia Bosco
  • Terrazzo Vacation Apartments – Douglas Cureton
  • Theodore Filteau and Paul Meehan
  • Thrive in Life LLC –
  • Tim Singer and Richard Cascarelli
  • Tomas Soto and Frank Lefevre, M.D.
  • Tony Seguino and Dan Ayers
  • The Walsh Law Firm LLC
  • William Kowalchuk
  • Wilton CoWorx – Chuck Schutza

Join Founders Circle

The Founders Circle comprises our most generous contributors, who pledge $1,200 or more annually to support our operations. They serve as the foundation of our organization enabling The Pride Center to continue serving the community through its critically needed programs and services. 

The Founders Development Committee has devised a series of networking events, underwritten and/or hosted by local enterprises or individuals. These gatherings aim to attract professionals and entrepreneurs keen on discovering more about The Pride Center and network with current Founders Circle members. Should you wish to host a Founders reception, serve on the Founders Development Committee, or join the Founders Circle, kindly reach out to Rebecca D’Amico, Director of Development, at 954.463.9005 ext. 105 or rdamico@pridecenterflorida.org.

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