Our Fund Foundation Received $10 Million in Generous Legacy Gifts
To Aid South Florida LGBTQ+ Agencies
Our Fund Foundation, South Florida’s only LGBTQ+ community foundation, announced the non-profit recently received three generous legacy gifts totaling almost $10 million. 100 percent of these funds will go towards providing critical aid to LGBTQ+ nonprofit agencies in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
Before their passing, Ms. Kay Maunsbach, Mr. Frederick (Ted) Emery and Mr. James Laird each created thoughtful and well-executed estate plans, entrusting Our Fund Foundation with their planned legacy gifts. These assets are being disseminated to vital organizations and causes according to their respective personal wishes, ensuring they will each have a lasting impact on South Florida’s LGBTQ+ community for generations to come.
All three of these legacy gifts were amplified even further through the Our Fund Resilience Fund, an emergency fundraising initiative which is providing critical aid to South Florida LGBTQ+ nonprofit agencies whose operations have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Fund pledged $150,000 from its board-restricted fund with a 1:1 match, the first time in the non-profit’s almost decade-long history to do so.
“We are extremely humbled and grateful for these generous and thoughtful legacy gifts,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of Our Fund Foundation. “We are proud to fulfill their wishes and will work diligently to ensure their contributions are fiscally managed to have a lasting and meaningful impact.”
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 our-fund.org or call 954-565-1090.