News release from Our Fund:
Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 18, 2013) – Our Fund, South Florida’s only LGBT community foundation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Darcy Beeman and Lee Rubin as new board members. Ms. Beeman and Mr. Rubin are both well known in South Florida’s LGBT community and bring to Our Fund extensive experience in business and community involvement.
Darcy Beeman, a principal with Edward Jones, began her career as a financial advisor for them in 2000, opening a branch office and building a successful business in Fort Lauderdale. 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.
She is an active member of her community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kick for Life. She is also involved with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, where she is past Chair of the Beach Council and received the 2004 Salute to Business Award. In addition, she is a past board member of the Sunshine Community Foundation, Pride Center and past president of the Business and Professional Group.
Lee Rubin has a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from George Washington University and more than 20 years experience in sales and marketing management at technology companies including Savvis, Digex, and France Telecom. He currently is Global Reference Program Manager at Citrix.
Mr. Rubin has always been at the forefront of National LGBT rights movement. In 2009, he was elected co-chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation and in 2010 was appointed Chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 401c3 Action Fund Board of Directors and currently serves as Development Co-Chair for the Pride Center of South Florida. Mr. Rubin was also on the National Board of Governors of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). He is an avid social media devotee and recently relocated to South Florida from Washington, DC with his longtime partner, Jim Walker, a member of the board of directors of The Pride Center of South Florida.
“We are delighted to have Darcy and Lee join the board and help us as we expand our mission throughout South Florida” Anthony Timiraos, CEO/President of Our Fund. “Their business backgrounds, non-profit experience, networks and talents will continue to strengthen our Foundation to benefit current and future LGBT generations”.
Our Fund’s mission is to promote a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community. Focused on expanding philanthropy in South Florida and working to develop stronger non-profit organizations, South Florida’s only LGBT community foundation has been established to help build endowments that support donor’s charitable interests including organizations providing services throughout the LGBT community.