Fort Lauderdale Fla. (December 16, 2022) With the goal of creating a safe space at which to hold local LGBTQ community events, the auditorium at ArtServe has been officially renamed as “The Our Fund Foundation Hall at ArtServe.”
“The Our Fund Foundation is one of the top three LGBTQ-focused foundations in the entire nation,” explained ArtServe Executive Director Jason Hughes. “Especially because they’re known for their careful, thorough assessment of partners, we’re honored they chose our space for their investment.”
An opening reception has been planned at ArtServe to introduce the newly renamed venue on Tues., Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature a special program of artists and arts groups supported by The Our Fund Foundation. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Our Fund Foundation promotes philanthropy, manages enduring investments and conducts impactful grant-making to improve the lives of those in the LGBTQ community in South Florida.
A diverse slate of future events has already been planned for The Our Fund Foundation Hall at ArtServe throughout 2023. The newly sponsored auditorium recently kicked off the schedule with a guest appearance by onePulse Foundation’s Barbara Poma, who toured Florida in her efforts to memorialize those who died in the 2016 Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre.
“Having a dedicated space helps to galvanize our many community programs,” Our Fund Foundation President David Jobin said. “Knowing there’s a safe place at which the LGBTQ community can gather is a cornerstone of furthering our outreach and ensuring the success of our funding recipients in turn.”
In between Our Fund events, The Our Fund Foundation Hall at ArtServe will be available for booking by other organizations. The flexible space includes a stage, light and sound system, and theater-style or table seating for up to 175 people. To book The Our Fund Foundation Hall at ArtServe, email artserve.org/event-venues.
ArtServe, which is located at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, inspires, supports and advances its diverse members, artists and community by promoting artistic development, education and prosperity through the exploration and presentation of the visual and performing arts.
Named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, Fort Lauderdale-based ArtServe is an award-winning arts incubator that is advancing the arts for social good as a creative laboratory and hub for experimental
artists committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Now in its 35th year, ArtServe has won several awards for innovation in the arts and is supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Florida’s Department of State and the Division of Cultural Affairs. Each year, ArtServe programs contribute tangibly to the region’s economy, helping 2,000+ artists sell their work, build businesses and engage the community. To do that, ArtServe secures financial support through donations, sponsorships and memberships.
About The Our Fund Foundation
Established in 2011, The 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 The Our Fund Foundation visit our-fund.org or call 954-565-1090.