New Community Builders: Trevor and Margie Fried

Creating a Legacy of Love, Compassion and Empathy

April 4, 2023
Trevor and Margie Fried are new Community Builders for the Community Foundation of Broward.

Trevor and Margie Fried’s love for their community runs deep, passed down from generations before them. It’s a love rooted in acts of kindness, compassion and empathy that they strive to instill in their daughter, Leila. For them, true success isn’t measured in wealth, but in the impact they can make on their community.

Trevor’s commitment to tzedakah – a Hebrew word that means doing what is right and giving to those in need – has been a guiding principle throughout his life, which aligns with many of Margie and Trevor’s commitments to the community.

Margie’s work as an elementary school teacher and Trevor’s career as a financial advisor have always been driven by a desire to help others. They believe that they have a responsibility to listen, to act when they see injustice and to be an ally when someone needs help. For the Fried family, it’s more than just giving back. It’s about making a difference in the lives of those around them.

Over the past 20 years, they’ve volunteered locally, serving on philanthropic boards for organizations that provide direct support to those in need. From Gilda’s Club to Equality Florida to Honor Flight South Florida, they’ve always been there to lend a hand. And Leila has followed their lead, dedicating many weeks to fostering kittens and volunteering time for Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital.

Now, they’re taking their commitment to the next level by partnering with the Community Foundation of Broward to create the Trevor and Margie Fried Family Charitable Fund to provide sustainable support to those who are impacted by injustice and intolerance, and to those who are in need.

With the Community Foundation’s expert team to help identify innovative ways to fulfill the mission of their fund, Trevor and Margie are creating a legacy of love, compassion and empathy to make a bold difference in Broward for generations to come.

“Giving is among the most satisfying things that I do.  It’s my moral biography. From childhood through adulthood, some of our happiest family memories are created in the service of others.” –  Trevor Fried

More About Our Community Builders

Community Builders are BOLD leaders who partner with the Community Foundation to establish endowed charitable Funds of $1 million or more to shape a brighter future for the community they love.

Through the power of endowment, the gifts from these individuals, families and local organizations fuel innovation and tackle Broward’s biggest issues today and forever.

Click here to learn more about all of our Community Builders.

How To Become A Community Builder

Thanks to the momentum of our BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, more visionary local philanthropists are stepping up to join the ranks of our Community Builders.

The BE BOLD Leadership Campaign sparks innovation, inspires new thinking and uses the power of endowment to create permanent resources that tackle Broward’s big challenges. With a one-time gift or a pledge to build your support over time, you can create an endowed charitable Fund and become a Community Builder who shapes a brighter future for Broward.

Click here to learn more about the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign.

Learn More

To learn more about our Community Builders and the BE BOLD Leadership Campaign, contact Vice President of Philanthropic Services Kelly Marmol at or 954-761-9503.

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