Don Croxton & Doug Pew

Our Fund Foundation and Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management present the inaugural South Florida LGBT Philanthropy Awards at Fort Lauderdale’s Tower Club on Saturday February 9th at 6pm.

The cocktail reception and awards ceremony will celebrate individuals and families whose generosity of time, talent and resources have had a significant impact on the South Florida’s LGBT community.

The first-ever class of South Florida LGBT Philanthropy awardees includes:

  • Raising the Bar Award: Jim Stepp and Peter Zimmer. In addition, the couple will be recognized as South Florida’s LGBT Philanthropists of the Year for their thoughtful generosity to numerous LGBT agencies and causes throughout the years.
  • Commitment to a Cause Award: Doug Pew. Founder and leader of the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, Pew will be honored for his many years of passionate dedication to the non-profit.
  • Next Generation of Philanthropy Award: Chris Caputo. A talented, young and generous leader, Caputo serves as Board Chair of the Pride Center, inspiring his peers to engage with their community as donors and volunteers. 

“In its role of promoting LGBT philanthropy in South Florida, Our Fund Foundation is proud to launch this exciting new initiative,” said David Jobin, president and CEO, Our Fund Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for the generous support of U.S. Trust and the Tower Club which enables us to honor these remarkable philanthropists who have truly helped make South Florida the most livable and energetic community in the country for LGBT people.”

Managing Director, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Corporation, Erin Hogan, who serves as Philanthropic Market Executive for the Southeast region, will present U.S. Trust’s 2018 Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Conducted in partnership with The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the U.S. Trust Study is an authoritative source of information on wealthy Americans’ philanthropic attitudes and practices, providing insights into the motivations, priorities and strategies of high-net-worth donors.

Tickets to the cocktail reception and awards ceremony are $60 each and may be purchased at For additional information please email or call 954-565-1090.

Established in 2011, Our Fund Foundation has grown into the third largest LGBT foundation in the nation. As South Florida’s only LGBT community foundation, Our Fund promotes a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties and supporting causes within the LGBT community. For more information on Our Fund Foundation visit or call 954-565-1090.