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Fort Lauderdale gay chamber, Lipton Toyota present donations to SunServe, South Florida Symphony Orchestra

News release from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:

“GIVING BACK TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY ONE NON-PROFIT AT A TIME” By the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Lipton Toyota

Fort Lauderdale – February 26, 2014: At their Quarterly LGBT Networking Luncheon on Wednesday, February 25th, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), together with Lipton Toyota, presented donations to two non-profit organizations. Jacqueline Lorber, President of the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Chris MacLellan, Director of Senior Services at SunServe, were present to receive the donations at Dos Caminos Modern Mexican Cuisine & Lounge.

The presentation was part of a unique program resulting from a partnership with Keith Blackburn, President of the GFLGLCC, and Steve Jensen, President of Lipton Toyota. The program is a cash-back to local non-profit chamber member organizations. Lipton Toyota will make a $300 donation on behalf of any GFLGLCC member (or their family and friends), who purchases or leases a new vehicle from Lipton Toyota.

The South Florida Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life in the communities it serves through a commitment to the highest quality of symphonic performance and music education. “We are honored to have been selected to receive two donations resulting from collaboration with the GFLGLCC, Lipton Toyota, and two thoughtful patrons. It has helped us connect to people in our community,” said Jacqueline Lorber.

SunServe is a model 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) community in South Florida. Providing high-quality, compassionate, and progressive care for all, including those in financial need, minorities, youth, seniors, families, and those with life-challenging physical or emotional conditions. Thank you for the kind donation to SunServe's Silver Serve program. I met a wonderful group of professionals in attendance and felt welcomed as soon as I entered the event area!” said Chris MacLellan.

GFLGLCC is a non-profit 501c(6), and part of its mission is to promote business and economic opportunities for the LGBT and LGBT-friendly community. “There was a lot of thought put into this unique collaboration. Our newest Board member, Siegi Constantine was instrumental in making it happen. We were all very excited to see everything come together,” said Keith Blackburn.

Lipton Toyota is an award-winning dealership for both Sales and Service, winning the President's Award as well as the Excellence Award for customer satisfaction in our Service Department. “Lipton Toyota doesn’t only want to sell cars, we want to help the LGBT community,” said Jimmy Lagle, General Manager - Lipton Toyota

For further information on this unique program please contact: Keith Blackburn at 305-798-5455 - keith@gflglcc.org

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