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Member Forum Recap
2016 Steering Committee
LGBT Fund Wins Award
LGBT Parent Survey
The LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida works to build a community that welcomes and supports all people by cultivating and nurturing collaborative philanthropy, and investing in organizations that benefit Northeast Florida’s LGBT Residents.
Guests at the Members Forum heard from Ben Fransisco Maulbeck, president of Funders for LGBTQ Issues.

Member Forum Recap

The LGBT Community Fund held its annual Member Forum on October 6th, 2015.  The main item on the agenda was the approval of this year’s grants. The following grants were approved:  $30,000 for ElderSource, $40,000 for JASMYN, $20,000 for PFLAG, and $18,000 for UNF LGBT Resource Center.  In addition, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, the President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, spoke about LGBT philanthropy nationally. He expressed that the LGBT movement has achieved so much with little resources.  Southern states in particular are way underfunded; each year, the 14 states that make up the southern region receive 3% of the LGBT philanthropic funding.  He highlighted the efforts of the LGBT Community Fund as a great model for other Funds to emulate.  Ben Francisco Maulbeck’s main message is to spark up conversation in the community to support LGBT Funds.  Let’s support gay non-profits who have amazing leaders who are doing amazing work on local issues.

Submitted by Glenn Miller, Secretary

See photos from the event:
Read the news release that announced the LGBT Community Fund‘s grantmaking here.

2016 Steering Committee

Members of the 2016 Steering Committee elected at the Member Forum with featured speaker Ben Franscisco Maulbeck. Back row, left to right: Jodie Leach, Sharon Simmons, Carrie King,  Chad Labenz, Jeff Chartrand, Barbara Drake, Michael Miller, Glenn Miller, Chantelle Fisher-Bourne (Funders for LGBTQ Issues). Front Row:  Carl Utter, Nina Waters, Michael Meyers, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Joe Barton.
The Steering Committee has its first official officers! Congratulations to President, Michael Meyers; Vice-President, Joe Barton;  Treasurer, Carl Utter; and  Secretary, Glenn Miller.

LGBT Fund Wins Award

The LGBT Community Fund was honored by JASMYN (Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network) with the 2015 Emerald Award at its annual Coming Out Breakfast in October.  Accepting the award was LGBT Community Fund President Michael Meyers (center) with UNF VP, Chief of Staff Dr. Tom Serwatka (left) and JASMYN Board Member Edi Castro.

LGBT Parenting Survey

Data is still being collected for the survey of LGBT-parented families in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties) who are currently parenting minor children or who are actively planning to start a family within the next 12 months.

If you or someone you know fits this description and is willing to participate in the survey, please click on the link below.
Feel free to share/forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested in participating in the survey.  All responses are anonymous unless the respondent chooses to provide identification

Resources and Publications

The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and the LGBT Community Fund were recently highlighted in the publication Inside Philanthropy.
Click here to read the article.

Funders for LGBTQ Issues has released Vital Funding: Part 2, which deals with investing in LGBTQ Health and Wellbeing.  You can download the newest report, free of charge, here.
Interested in hosting or helping with an event for the LGBT Community Fund? Please contact Christina Fleck, or Nina Waters They can also be reached at (904) 356-4483.

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