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Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s Annual TOY 2010 for Tots Event pixs

Community activists created the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF) in 1994, after more than a year exploring the feasibility of establishing a fund to benefit the sexual minority community in the Delaware Valley.

Their mission was bold and ambitious: to improve the quality of life and create a legacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, (LGBT); allowing everyone to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to the future.

Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s Annual Toy event was held December 4, 2010 | at the Marketplace Design Center – 2400 Market Street Gay and lesbian do-gooders make the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s annual Toy event a success each year by collecting gifts for kids in the HIV/AIDS unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The night before the big event there was a sponsor party at Matthews Interiors to present checks to the two charities who would be benefiting from the Saturday night event. $2,000 went to the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. Mark Mitchell , Joseph Matthews, and Stormy A Lundy
Mark Mitchell , Joseph Matthews, Jan Hatchard of Philadelphia’s Children’s Alliance and Stormy A Lundy. Another generous $2,000 went to the organization.
friend, Tricia Dressel and Gloria Casarez is the LGBT Liason to the Mayor of Philadelphia. Happy Birthday Gloria, a women of courage, valor and class. I had the most joyful chat with Gloria. So sweet she is.
Andrew Hill, Mike Toub and Joe Matthews
Joan Rivera and Jeff

My Fusion Cross training buds, Fusion owner Gavin McKay and 10 in 10 team mate Joseph Matthews. He owns Joseph Matthews Interior in Philadelphia.
Michael Wolf, MD, Mazzoni President, and Dom Gallelli, the new president for the charity organization Sapphire Fund
Jeanne Robison and Jo-Anne Atwell
Joe Benner, Brooke Dillon and Justin Pizzi. Brooke and I appear nightly on Justin Pizzi’s show “The Scene” Ch 248 NBC’s Non-Stop Channel. (My justin beiber & adam lambert piece from Thursday night.)
Ettore and John Caputo (Q Lounge)
Steve “Mr PhillyGayCalendar” McCann, The best source for gay everything happening in Philly, and friends
Steve, Evan, Tom and Mike or was I drunk and screwed up these names. OK I don’t drink but my notes are screwy.
Jesse Frank, his wife Kelly and Meredith Magoon. Jesse & Meredith are both trainers at Fusion Cross Training and kicked my ass.
Malcom Lazin of Equality Forum and Jeff Guaracino vice president of communications for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC)
Brad Bolno, Adama Haines, Fernado Gonzalez, Tony Verdi and Mark Mainville of Chartreuse
Linda Everett and Robin Gillespie
Fresh face boys Jason Lewis, Rick Naughton and Matt

Thom Cardwell, Developmental Director for the Phila CineFest and Chris Barlett, Executive Director of William Way LGBT Community Center. Chris previously held positions as Interim Co-Director of the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, Director of the LGBT Leadership Initiative, Director of the LGBT Community Assessment, Co-Founder/Trainer/Facilitator at the Gay Men’s Health Leadership Academy, Program Development and Evaluation Consultant to the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and as Executive Director of the SafeGuards Gay Men’s Health Project throughout the 1990’s.
DVLF Builds Community by Advancing Philanthropy. DVLF’s mission is to raise the endowment and increase grantmaking for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) and straight-allied communities. DVLF supports community organizations through technical assistance and strategic planning, convenes planned giving training to legal and financial professionals, and manages a program to protect LGBT families and their assets while assisting them in estate planning and the adoption process.
Mike Toub, James Duggan – BuckMonkey, Robert Torres, Jr and Thom Cardwell

Ted Marx with his weapon of choice
John Crawford and Mike LaMonaca

We promote awareness of our endowment and encourage estate planning and bequest gifts from the LGBT and straight-allied communities. Over 40 people have already pledged future bequest gifts to DVLF’s endowment, with a conservatively estimated value of $8 million.

Kelly Burkhardt and Heather Coutts. Heather does burlesque so if you liked the movie, you’re gonna love Passional Boutique Burlesque next Friday12/17/10. Kelly is Programmer at Philadelphia QFest as well as a producer for several movies including the new gay thriller Regrets, which starts filming in Philly this winter.
Gary Files and Michael Braunstein. I wonder if Adam Lambert visited with Gary when he was in town for Q102’s Jingle Bell?Wharton Students Andrew Staniforth and Ned Shell were volunteers for the night, taking tickets, helping with coat check, making sure everything went smoothly. Thanks! If your photo wasn’t here: Check on Joe Matthews FB page: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150102805003980&set=a.10150102802463980.307407.539303979#!/photo.php?fbid=1576100356316&set=t.1049812790