About Us

Who We Are

Southwest Florida is a rich and varied community, home to people of many different faiths, national backgrounds, races, cultures and ethnicities. It’s also home to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who work in SWFL businesses, contribute to our civic enterprises and care for parents, children, friends and family.

We are a group of donors in Southwest Florida working to build philanthropic resources that can help address some of the unique needs of our LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) friends and neighbors. To that end, we have established the LGBT Community Fund at The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, a multi-donor fund.


LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida
Steering Committee Members

Stacey Cook-Hawk

Ronald E. Penn

Michelle Hudson

Courtney Faunce

Patricia Sala

Shawn M. Williams

Kurt Haberli

Cole Caruso


LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida
Inaugural Donors

Michael Covey Davis

Abbe Forman

Billy Huff

Ronald E. Penn

Frank C. Taylor

Mary Elizabeth Fletcher

Arlene Goldberg

Sarah Owen

Carolyn Rogers

Shawn M. Williams