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Coleman Prewitt

Chair

Coleman Prewitt holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a BS in Finance from Florida Atlantic University.

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Scott Bennett

Vice Chair

Scott Bennett holds a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University Law School and a BA degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan. He is a retired Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel of S&P Global, Inc. (Formally The McGraw-Hill Companies) where he worked from 1979 to 2016.

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Darcy Beeman

Secretary

Darcy Beeman is a Principal with Edward Jones. She began her career as a financial advisor for them in 2000, opened a branch office and built a successful business in Fort Lauderdale.

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John Milligan

Treasurer

John Milligan is a 1973 graduate of Middlebury College , Middlebury Vermont. He worked in retail banking beginning at Hartford National Bank and retiring as EVP at Fleet Bank.

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He worked in the real estate department of a major Florida law firm and now serves as Associate General Counsel for Mergers & Acquisitions for SBA Communications Corporation, a publicly traded communications company. He has served and currently serves on the boards of various community and arts non-profit organizations.

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S&P Global is a global financial information company. Scott served as senior corporate, transactional and securities counsel and acted as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors and legal counsel to many of the Board Committees. Scott was the founder of the LGBT employee resource group at the McGraw-Hill Companies which resulted in benefits being provided to over 20,000 employees on a global basis.

Prior to 1979 Scott was a corporate associate from 1974 to 1979 at the New York City law firm of Donovan Leisure Newton and Irvine.

Scott was long time member of the Board of the Empire State Pride Agenda and is an active supporter of many LGBT organizations in South Florida and nationwide.

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Since 2008, she serves as a regional leader for an area in Southeast Florida where she supports and guides over 60 financial advisors. Before joining Edward Jones, Ms. Beeman worked for Hormel Foods for 10 years in sales and management, including serving as manager of international management for Mexico and Central America.

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He has served and currently serves on boards of various not for profits including Community Servings ( Boston ) and The Center For Discovery ( New York ) and looks forward to his involvement with Our Fund.

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Rae Chorowski

Rae Chorowski, of Chorowski & Clary, P.A., has been Our Fund’s leading corporate sponsor for three years running.  Rae is a marital and family lawyer over 20 years ago and has served on the board of Hispanic Unity and Legal Aid Service of Broward County and is Past-President of the Broward County Hispanic Lawyers Association. 

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Angelique Grant

Angelique Grant, Ph.D., is a Senior Consultant, with the Aspen Leadership Group. Dr. Grant has worked in university advancement for over 22 years, most recently serving as the Assistant Vice President for Development at Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

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Susan Greenhawt

Susan Greenhawt served as a circuit court judge in the Unified Family Court in Broward County and as the Administrative Judge of the Unified Family Court. She currently limits her law practice to family law mediation.

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Donald Hayden

Donald J. Hayden is a partner with the law firm of Berger Singerman LLP in their Miami Office.  He manages the firm’s Disputes practice. Prior to joining Berger Singerman LLP, Don was a principal at Baker & McKenzie for twenty years.

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Rae has been managing the programs and finances of the Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers and has volunteered her time representing financially disadvantaged clients in family law matters.  Rae’s community service includes training trial skills to future lawyers as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Civil Law Clinic at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

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During this time, she oversaw the fundraising efforts for eight Colleges and museums – and responsible for over $30 million annually during the university’s $750 million campaign.

Prior, she served as the College of Medicine’s Assistant Vice President of Development and Assistant Dean of Medical Advancement at FIU, where she led a development team, and implemented a comprehensive fundraising program for this new College.

This university advancement veteran has held fundraising positions at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Princeton University, and Washington State University raising over $100 million in her career. The Fulbright Scholar was a communications instructor at WSU, and adjunct faculty member at UM. She has expertise in medical development fundraising, building teams, and strategic development.

She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration specializing in Institutional Advancement, a M.A. in Communication from Washington State University and B.S. in Journalism from Florida A&M University.

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He specializes in complex commercial litigation and employment and trade secret disputes. He is also a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

He is active in the community at both  the local and national level, serving as the Chair of the Miami Foundation LGBT Grants Committee, a member of the Lambda Legal National Leadership Council for over a decade, a Guardian Society member of SAVE, and serving on the Board of Directors of Catalyst Miami Foundation in addition to his board membership with Our Fund.  He has also handled several high profile pro bono cases for Lambda Legal and others relating to LGBT rights.

He lives in Miami Shores, Florida with his partner, Brian Thompson.

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Greg Kabel

Greg Kabel has practiced law for over 25 years, focusing exclusively on the areas of Trusts and Estates, Probate, and Business Transactions.

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Howard Kurzweil

Howard Kurzweil was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida.  He has a BBA in Accounting from Emory University, 1976; J.D. from University of Florida, 1979; L.L. M. from University of Miami, in Taxation, 1980.

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Andrew Jimenez

Andrew L. Jiménez earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University and a J.D. from Boston College.

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Charles V. Loring

Charles “Chuck” Loring holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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During law school, he was an active member of the Latin American Law Students Association, Lambda Law, and the Holocaust/Human Rights Project. He also represented the school at the National Environmental Moot Court Competition.

As a practicing attorney in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, he established Jiménez Law Offices to focus on the complex legal needs of his community. He assists clients in many legal areas, including estate planning, trust formation and administration, business management, and state/federal litigation. A large percentage of his client base is international.

Andrew’s dedication to the community is demonstrated by his civic involvement. He has served on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Services Board, and he is currently Treasurer of the Gay & Lesbian Lawyers Network of the Florida Bar. He also serves as a board member for Our Fund, a foundation that unites donors with organizations supporting the local LGBT community. He enjoys active participation with other national and local LGBT organizations, especially the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida. Andrew was named one of Florida State University’s Thirty Under 30 for his significant contributions to his profession and community.

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He began his legal career in Chicago at the national law firms of Mayor, Brown & Platt, as an associate, and then McDermott, Will & Emery, as partner.  McDermott, Will & Emery has a nationally renowned Estate Planning practice and Greg worked with some of the best and most innovative attorneys in the country in the areas of Wealth Preservation and Estate Planning for both individuals and families.

For over 10 years, since relocating to Florida, Greg has continued his practice, focusing on personalized Estate Planning for both traditional and non-traditional couples and families, as well as for individuals and the businesses they may own.

 

Greg attended Denison University where he earned a B.A., cum laude, in economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1980.  After graduation, he moved to Chicago to attend the University of Chicago, first earning his M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business in 1982 and later his J.D. from the Law School in 1987.

 

From 2009 through 2015 Greg was a member of the Board of Directors of SunServe during which time he served as the organization’s Secretary.

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He began his law career with largest tax boutique firm on Brickell Avenue, Schwartz and Nash, P.A., and was a partner at the national health care law firm, Hayt, Hayt and Landau based in Miami office.  In 1989, he  started his own practice in Coral Gables, FL where he practiced for fifteen years, until relocating his practice and residence to Ft. Lauderdale in 2004. Howard practiced law for a total of thirty two years, until he retired in December, 2012.

 

He was President of NETWORK, an LGBT social and business networking organization in Miami-Dade county, during the late 1980s.  The organization had an emphasis on HIV/AIDS fundraising, and was the initial primary sponsor of the White Party in Miami.  Howard was instrumental in opening membership to women during his tenure.  He is a long term supporter of YES Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of Island City Stage.

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He is a senior partner of the Fort Lauderdale and Indianapolis based firm of Loring, Sternberg & Associates providing fundraising and governance consulting services to nonprofits.

Mr. Loring has a long record of involvement in the non-profit community having served as President of the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau, on the Executive Committee of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, president of the University of California Santa Barbara Alumni Association, a Trustee of the UCSB Foundation and President of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of fundraising Professionals.

In the LGBT Community he served six years on the national Board of Directors of Lambda Legal and is currently on the Board of Equality Florida.

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Len McNally

Len McNally retired in 2015 after 25 years at The New York Community Trust as Program Director for Health and People with Special Needs. In his tenure at The Trust, Len made close to 2,100 grants totaling more than $112 million in areas covering biomedical research, health policy and services, elderly, and people with AIDS.

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Damian Pardo

Damian Pardo is a Financial Advisor at the Pardo Group at Morgan Stanley in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area.  He has been in financial services for 24 years, working with individuals and families on a very private and personal level.

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Richard “Dick” Schwarz

Mr. Schwarz worked as a Group Operating Manager for a large retail giant and later became a 30-year franchisee of McDonald’s corporation. Dick served his country in the US Army and later graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Frederick Tan

Fred Tan is a Senior Wealth Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management, where he is responsible for Business Development within South Florida.

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Before joining the Trust, Len planned community programs for more than a decade for chronically ill senior citizens and people with AIDS.  He also served on the September 11th Fund in creating and funding health insurance programs for victims of the terrorist attacks.

Len’s background is in science having earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biology from Northeastern University.  He later found a passion in public health and pursued a master’s in public health at Columbia University.

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A native of Coral Gables and Key Biscayne Florida, he holds the following professional designations: CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ CFP® (Florida State University); Certified Investment Management Analyst ™ CIMA® (University of California-Haas School of Business), CHARTERED RETIREMENT PLANNING COUNSELOR ™ CRPC® (College of Financial Planning).

Damian’s work in service organizations came as a natural extension of his work in wealth management at a local financial firm, where there was an implicit commitment to service as a way of reinvesting in community.  He was President of the Board of Directors and served two terms as President for the region’s largest AIDS Service Organization, Health Crisis Network.  He remained on that Board through its merger to become CareResource and remains a committed volunteer and supporter. He currently serves as a board member for SAGE (Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) since 2015. Damian served as the President of NETWORK, which was the first gay business networking organization in 1991 and which eventually became, through several iterations, the Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.  In 1993, Damian helped found SAVE (Safeguarding American Values for Everyone), South Florida’s largest advocacy and political organization, and served as the organization’s Co-Chair from 1993-1998.  He served on the Board of the Miami Foundation (formerly the Dade Community Foundation) for a full term from 2005-2011, and for 6 years sat on the LGBT Community Projects fund, which distributes funds to local LGBT organizations.  Damian has also served on the Board of Hands on Miami (Volunteer organization), GENESIS FUND (philanthropic fund), Sister Emmanuel Hospital (Non-Profit Hospital) and the Celia Cruz Foundation (Philanthropic Fund).

In 1997, Damian was honored with the National Stonewall Community Foundation Award, in 2003 was honored at the Annual Miami Recognition Dinner, and in 2016 received Equality Florida’s Voice for Equality Award.

 

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He is retired and volunteers daily for numerous organizations in Fort Lauderdale in various capacities including financial management.

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Sue Wilder

Sue Wilder is a retired financial services industry executive. She has been residing in South Florida for the past 15 years. Her interests include theater, movies, book reviewing and rock and roll.

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Sue currently volunteers and serves on the Board at Island City Stage.

Prior to BNY Mellon WM, Fred was SVP at Seeman Holtz, where he managed an alternative investment fund investing in longevity linked assets. Before that, Fred was President of Banorte Securities International, Ltd., a New York based broker dealer affiliated to Grupo Financiero Banorte of Mexico.Banorte Securities is the offshore trading, private banking, and investment management arm of Grupo Financiero Banorte, Mexico’s 4th largest financial institution.

Fred served as Regional VP for Fidelity Investments Institutional Services’ Offshore Wholesale Division, where he helped develop and distribute the Fidelity Advisor World Funds. The World Funds are a Bermuda-registered family of funds intended for the Latin American High-Net Worth and Pension markets. Fred began his career at Philip Brothers/Solomon Brothers as a commodity trader covering the cocoa, high-grade copper and gold bullion options markets.

Fred earned his BA in International Relations and Political Science from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Later, he earned his MBA in Finance from New York University’s, Stern School of Business. He is a devoted student of yoga and meditation. In 2013 he co-founded Daily Offering Yoga studio, where he leads meditation retreats, workshops, and classes.

Over the past 20 years Fred has served as a Board Member for a number of for profit and non- profit organizations such as Banorte Securities, International, Banorte Money Market Fund, Banorte Trust, Ltd., Stonewall Foundation and Brantwood Camp.