Community Builders are a distinguished group of visionaries, innovators, entrepreneurs and doers. They are bold leaders who shape Broward's future and establish endowed charitable Funds of one million dollars or more at the Community Foundation of Broward.

Sue & Jim Acheson

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Jim Acheson is the scion of an entrepreneurial family whose roots stretch back to the Industrial Revolution. Edward Acheson, Jim's grandfather, was a protégé of Thomas Edison and is credited with successful lubricant work on the light bulb.That inquisitive and venturesome spirit has, for three generations, inspired the Acheson family to invest in the development of their businesses and communities.Soon after moving from Michigan, the Achesons put their philanthropy to work for South Florida. Of special pride to them is state-of-the-art equipment they helped secure for the Lighthouse Point fire department. Jim shares that he particularly likes this project because it allows their small city to stay ahead of the curve.Investment in the communities where they live is an Acheson tradition upheld by three generations. And that investment should meet the same standards as any healthy business endeavor, Jim says.

Marion and Percy Archibald

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Marion and Percy Archibald hailed from Maine, where Percy was an executive for a cigar maker. When Percy retired, they headed south and quickly fell in love with their new hometown of Pompano Beach. Although they had no children, Marion remained busy as an avid reader and master bridge player.After Percy passed away and Marion's eyesight began to fail, she looked forward to the company provided each evening by public broadcasting. Programs came into her living room where she could listen to the stories she loved so well. One day Marion took a fall, and was grateful for the kindness and care she received from the paramedics who came to her aid.Marion wanted to honor her marriage of 55 years to Percy and to give back to the programs and services that enhanced her quality of life. Her philanthropy reveals Marion's concern for others, and her passion to help.

Sally and Frank Atlass

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A shared passion for boating drew Sally and Frank to Broward. Frank established Atlass Insurance in 1981 and built the company on the philosophy that "specialization makes hard problems simple." To invest in a brighter future for our community, when Frank sold the business, they created the Sally and Frank Atlass Charitable Fund.

James I. Coddington, JR

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Randy Cotter

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(Randy, shown with his sister Elizabeth) The Elizabeth Cotter Memorial FundWhen Randy and Larry Cotter speak about their sister Elizabeth their faces light up. They tell of her intense love of animals and her passion for helping young people. And, as brothers do, they boast of how Elizabeth led the U.S. Olympic Polo team and was a celebrated high school biology teacher. Their vivid recollections of Elizabeth are sadly toldonly from memories, as she succumbed to cancer at the young age of 49.When Randy and Larry were looking for a distinctive way to honor Elizabeth, they chose to create The Elizabeth Cotter Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward.Originally from Boston, the local expertise that the Community Foundation provides is important to Randy and Larry. “The Community Foundation introduces us to unique programs that combine Elizabeth’s passion for animals and education,” shares Randy. “It gives us great pride to make a difference in the lives of others, all while celebrating oursister,” adds Larry.We are honored to have Randy and Larry Cotter as Community Builders. Their commitment to South Florida will make a difference in Elizabeth’s honor…For Good. For Ever.

Libby and Jack Deinhardt

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Jack Deinhardt married Libby after his service in the army and began developing real estate properties as CEO of Multicon, Inc. Libby was the first employee of The Columbus Foundation, a community foundation. The Ohio natives moved to Fort Lauderdale and led boldly to unite community leaders in Broward and bring out the best in strategic philanthropy.As a result, the Community Foundation of Broward was established in 1984 to connect people who care with causes that matter. Libby and Jack believed in the power ofendowment and the importance of unrestricted assets. Libby and Jack Deinhardt’s Funds empower the Foundation they created to forever respond to the changing needs of thecommunity they loved.

Leonard and Antje Farber

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Originally from New York, Leonard Farber, a pioneer in the development of suburban shopping centers, changed the retail landscape of South Florida in the 1970s. He was also a founding Community Foundation Board member. The Leonard and Antje Farber Endowment Fund was established by Leonard and his wife Antje to improve the welfare of our most vulnerable residents.

Dorothy and Harold Franks

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When they retired from Ohio in 1939, it was no surprise to Dorothy that Harold went back to work in their new hometown of Fort Lauderdale. He and Dorothy were still quite young when Harold began his second career as an appraiser for First Federal Savings and Loan of Broward. They were surrounded by a large professional and social circle, and were thrilled to be part of Broward County as it grew up around them. Residents for more than 50 years, Harold and Dorothy loved their South Florida home. They watched their community grow and evolve, and the Franks knew better than anyone that just as the needs of people change, so do the needs of a community. As they grew older, Dorothy battled both cancer and arthritis. Harold took care of her and now his thoughtful plans take care of the community they both loved.

Richard Frisby

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Born in Indiana, Richard Frisby joined the U.S. Navy to see the world. He returned home and used his natural business acumen to open a chain of successful men's fine clothing stores in South Florida, New York City and Maine. He created the Richard Frisby and Edward Burkhart Fund to make a lasting impact on the causes he cared about in the LGBT community.

Gertrude Gray

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Gertrude Gray's favorite pastime was pouring over The Wall Street Journal and reading everything she could get her hands on about investing and the markets. This was during a time when women did not manage the checkbook, let alone their investment portfolios. Gertrude was a woman ahead of her time.A graduate of Albion College, Gertrude never worked. Instead, she applied her knowledge to build her portfolio. She was married, and enjoyed a peaceful and modest life as a housewife in Margate. But she never abandoned her love of financial investing.Gertrude was a confident woman, and was particularly proud of the fact that she graduated college at a time when few women were even admitted. She believed in the gift of an education, and felt passionately that it was an investment that would keep on giving, with remarkable returns.

The Hudson Family

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The Hudson Family has deep roots in Broward County and has already left an indelible impact on the community they proudly call home.

The family's entrepreneurial spirit, inspired leadership and steadfast integrity have driven success in many of their endeavors, including the real estate and waste management industries. Those same values are reflected in their philanthropic philosophy, which has helped transform our community.

To the Hudson Family, philanthropy is a moral obligation to give back to the community which has given them so much. Through the Hudson Family Fund, their legacy of community leadership and positive change will continue. For Good. Forever.

Frederick W. Jaqua

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A graduate of Cornell, Yale and Harvard Law, Fred Jaqua earned a world-class education. His sharp, analytical mind served him well in top senior counsel positions for giants such as the American Standard and the Ford Foundation.Fred traveled the world in his career, and through these business trips, he developed a keen appreciation for other lands and cultures. When Fred retired to Fort Lauderdale from New York, he came to love his “permanent vacation” home.Travel and the law were not the only passions of this true renaissance man. Fred was an avid gardener, involved in his church and a lover of classical music. His diverse interests had two things in common: he valued excellence and understood the many components that must come together to assure a healthy,vibrant community.

Harriet & Jack Kaye

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During the height of Fort Lauderdale's spring break, you could find Harriet and Jack Kaye behind the counter at their beach side hamburger stand. Harriet and Jack enjoyed talking with and serving these young adults and saw in them the promise of the future.Though they did not have children of their own, Harriet and Jack were passionate about raising a generation of youth who would honor and uphold the nation's founding principles of democracy and freedom. Each year they sent high school students to the Spirit of America conference at historic Valley Forge so they could walk in the path of our forefathers.Harriet and Jack were active in the community and enthusiastic patriots. It was important to them that young patriots learn first-hand the intent of our Founding Fathers, to carry it forward for the next generation to appreciate.

Ginnie and Dick Kearns

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Ginnie and Dick Kearns first met as infants in Ohio, beginning a life-long love that set in motion a marriage of more than six decades. Throughout their lives together, they have always supported important causes in the communities they called home. Along the way, they raised two children, worked hard to build successful hospitality and construction businesses, and developed a strong family tradition of helping those in need. Always willing to offer a hand up to those working to become self-reliant, the Kearns place special importance on the vital nature of education to provide opportunities for all. Through the Kearns Family Foundation Fund, their family values will shape their philanthropy for generations to come.

Stephen A. Keller

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Stephen A. KellerWhen Stephen Keller spoke of graduating from the Wharton School and his career as a successful industrialist, he had a twinkle in his eye. He proudly told of taking each of the businesses he ran to new heights.Close to 30 years ago, he retired to Broward and immersed himself in the local community. The friends he made, while serving on local boards and as patron of the arts, were dearto him. Stephen took the same approach to planning his estate that he did in business. He was thoughtful and strategic and provided for the things that he cared about so deeply –his families, both his children and grandchildren, and his community family, here at home.We are honored to introduce Stephen Keller, posthumously, as our 16th Community Builder. His remarkable $5 million gift to the Community Foundation of Broward ensures that his philanthropy will continue as it did in his lifetime and that his South Florida family, our community, will rise to new heights…For Good. For Ever.

Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale

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Since 1923, members of Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale have led efforts to improve the lives of those living in our community. They established the Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale Fund and Kiwanis Club of Fort Lauderdale Scholarship Fund to support youth in need, affordable housing, civic well-being and education.

Elaine and Jon Krupnick

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Elaine and Jon Krupnick share a belief that the power of philanthropy can change lives.

Elaine, an accomplished artist, spent her early years as an RN and an Assistant State Attorney representing child abuse victims. Jon founded a successful civil trial law firm and championed cases that resulted in design and safety improvements for many different products. Enthusiastic travelers, the Krupnicks use global experiences to shape their philanthropy in Broward.

They will grow their support for arts and cultural initiatives and at-risk children through the Krupnick Family Fund and Elaine Krupnick Fund for the Arts. They are blazing new trails through their philanthropy, while bringing out the best inothers– and our community others - and our community. For Good. Forever.

Mary Mackenzie

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Mary MacKenzie and her husband Alex settled in California after World War II. There, she launched her innovative shop that would become the empire: Motherhood Maternity. Mary became a defender of working mothers as she let women in the back door of her store so that their bosses would not learn of their pregnancies.A world traveler, Mary circled the globe more than two dozen times. She spoke six languages, and shared that some of her fondest memories were of her childhood in Cairo. Perhaps it was here, she mused, that her love of fabric and fashion was born.Called the "Dean of Designers" by Women's Wear Daily, Mary chose South Florida as her home. Not the community where she was born or built her business, it is the community in which she chose to create her charitable legacy.

Everett Metcalf

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Everett Metcalf served his country as a gunnery officer during World War II. Although not required to do so, he elected to fly high- risk missions so he could better train his men. Everett graduated from the University of Kentucky Law School and, soon after, headed to Fort Lauderdale where he became a real estate and probate lawyer for more than 30 years. A confirmed bachelor, he enjoyed a large family of brothers, sisters and 15 nieces and nephews. Dennis Thompson, his eldest nephew, fondly recalls Uncle Everett opening his home to him and his college classmates during the heyday of spring break. Everett was engaged in the community, serving as a Commodore at a yacht club and a leader of civic clubs and charities. Everett valued the care of family, care of community and care of country. He was proud to have been a part of Broward’s growth, and resolved to take care of the community that had done so much for him. The Everett H. Metcalf, Jr. Unrestricted Fund, established in 2001 provides needed support to keep our community strong.

Rose Miniaci

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The Rose Miniaci Family Fund25 Years Ago...Rose Miniaci and her husband Alfred were careful to teach the importance of giving back to their children. And they in turn passed on those values to Rose and Alfred’s grandchildren. Philanthropy was an important part of all of their lives.Playing with her young grandchildren was a favorite pastime for Rose. However, she often found herself thinking about who they would be when they grew up and how they might be involved in the family foundation.Today...Rose’s grandchildren are grown and while the entire Miniaci family has a shared value in philanthropy, with different generations come different ideals. That is why Rose established the Rose Miniaci Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. She and her family have worked with the Community Foundation staff and developed a Philanthropy Plan that involves the passions of each family member in their giving.We are proud to assist Rose Miniaci and her family with philanthropy. When we can assist you, please call us. Together, we can transform lives… For Good. For Ever.

Jim & Jan Moran

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From humble beginnings in Chicago, automotive pioneer Jim Moran "The Courtesy Man" was the only car dealer to ever appear on the cover of TIME magazine in 1961. He became the world's largest Hudson and Ford dealer and, in 1968, founded what would become the largest distributor of Toyotas in the world. Today the company he created, JM Family Enterprises, continues to be an industry leader guided by his business philosophies and passion for giving back.Jim and Jan chose to lead big projects, establishing the Youth Automotive Training Center to teach at-risk youth basic automotive and life-management skills, and spearheading numerous campaigns to improve health care, children's education and family services. They often leveraged their philanthropy by challenging others to match their remarkable gifts, helping to transform the face of Broward County.Jan continues the work they began together, ensuring Jim's commitment to the community endures beyond his lifetime.

Mary N. Porter

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Mary N. Porter was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania where her physician father oversaw the building of the town’s first hospital. He instilled in her a strong sense of responsibility for others. “He never turned away a patient or anyone in need,” Mary once said. When she moved to Broward Mary continued her family’s strong philanthropic tradition, volunteering wherever she could and giving generously to local causes. She supported families devastated by hurricanes, at-risk teens and the jazz music she dearly loved. For more than a decade Mary worked with the Community Foundation to maximize the impact of her giving. When it came time to make her estate plan, she knew the Foundation would become “her eyes and ears” to faithfully fulfill her philanthropic vision. Mary’s bequest honors her family’s charitable values and ensures the Porter name will forever nourish this community and inspire others to do the same. The Mary N. Porter Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward marks the largest gift in the Foundation’s history and will provide millions of dollars each year to causes that mattered to Mary. Thanks to Mary’s thoughtful plan, the Porter spirit of giving will live on…For Good. For Ever.

John H. Rau

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When John H. Rau was a child, the science fiction of space flight captured his imagination. A successful stock investor, John's passion for space exploration found expression when it came time to create his estate plan. He established the John H. Rau Space Education Fund that now supports NASA space camp and other programs that inspire people to learn about space.

Alvin & Gloria Ross

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Alvin Ross’ story is an extraordinary one. A World War II radio operator, he was shot down over occupied France and hidden by farmers. He escaped to Spain by walking over the Pyrenees Mountains in the dead of winter in 1943.Alvin returned to his hometown of Elberon, New Jersey withlittle more than flight pay in his pocket. Hard work and a brilliant business mind helped him turn a small prefabricated garage business into Plymouth Modular Homes. Alvin and Gloria raised their fourchildren in a home just like those he built for his clients and neighbors.Gloria and Alvin have chosen to continue their story by creating the Alvin and Gloria Ross Community Care Fund. Their Fund will provide support and training for those special caregivers who improve the lives of individuals suffering from dementia.With this gift, Alvin and Gloria continue a lifetime of giving … For Good. For Ever.

Louise B. & Joseph S. Rumbaugh

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Rumba-Wire, as those in the construction business know, is the name of the material used to tie rebar together in concrete. It's named after Joseph Rumbaugh, an inventor turned South Florida real estate developer.But, Joseph's real passion was for the arts. He and his wife Louise generously supported and drew needed attention to the arts in Broward. Opera, classical music, ballet, museums, literature and virtually every other creative art were Joseph's inspiration.Joseph believed that the arts were a catalyst to a more creative community. And like his famous product, he sought to tie arts to his community in an enduring way. His dream was to light the creative spark in adults and children, to inspire them as he was inspired by the arts throughout his life.

Steve and Carole Scott

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In 1957, Steve Scott's family established one of the nation's first Datsun/Nissan dealerships. After Steve sold the business, he and his wife Carole turned to the Foundation to create the Scott Family Fund to help Broward thrive now and into the future.

Del and Francis Sines

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Del and Francis traveled the world believing their adventures helped them understand the needs of others. To honor Francis when he passed, the Francis A. and Adeline M. Sines Memorial Fund was opened by Del. She religiously attended the Foundation's education events and relied on its staff to help her support causes that reflected her values.

Helen Wyatt Rust Stoykov

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Helen Wyatt Rust Stoykov was an able woman. When her father died at the young age of 37, she saw her mother work tirelessly as a seamstress for the well-to-do in the bustling city of Baltimore. Helen was not far behind. After high school, she went to work first at a bakery, then a candy shop, and then as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II. She arrived with her own set of tools to make engine parts for the B-26 Marauder Bomber. She would later joke, “I must have done okay, we won the war.” Helen applied this same determination to manage her affairs after her husband, Frank, passed away. She converted highly appreciated stock into a charitable gift annuity that provided her income during her lifetime and produced a significant charitable gift upon her death. Family gatherings around the radio to hear Saturday Afternoon Metropolitan Opera left Helen with a lifelong love of opera. She also cherished poetry, piano music and animals. The Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund will continue to support art and animal welfare programs in our community..

Elaine & Dr. Erwin M. Vasquez

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Vasquez Family Foundation FundThis Fund was established by Elaine and the late, Dr. Erwin Vasquez, in honor of Doctors Natalie A. and Oscar Nadeau who were committed to and passionate about improving the lives of elderly citizens. 25 Years Ago...Elaine and Dr. Erwin Vasquez were busy raising a young family, building their careers, and managing a family foundation dedicated to assisting the elderly.Their good work was burdened by the everyday reporting, regulations and overall administration of running a family foundation. Their best intentions were being crippled by the complications of daily management.Today...Philanthropy has become much more enjoyable for the Vasquez family because they converted their family foundation to The Vasquez Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward. Elaine relies on the Community Foundation to introduce her to small powerful projects. She no longer worries about administrative issues, she gets to review projects vetted by Foundation staff, explore ideas on PhilNet, the Foundation’s unique online resource, and go on Behind the Scenes visits to see her and her husband's grants in action.We hope that you will be inspired to create your own personalized, charitable Fund. Together, we can transform lives. For Good. For Ever.

May Jean & F. Louis Wolff

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May Jean and Lou Wolff met in St. Louis, Lou was in the Air Force and May Jean worked for the Department of War helping soldiers transition to and from Europe. Today, they have been married for 57 years, and the love they share is so obvious now as it was the day they met.Shortly after they married, May Jean and Lou moved to Fort Lauderdale, Lou's hometown. It is here that they raised four children and established a successful architecture firm. Lou may be best known for his design of the Keenan building (now Citibank), a landmark for its mosaic facade and curved profile.The Wolffs worked hard, live a modest life and feel that they have been helped along the way. It is this belief, combined with their gratitude and sense of community that compels Lou and May Jean to reach out a hard to others.

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