HEROES

Honoring those whose work and leadership advance the rights of the LGBT community

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Virtual Celebration
11:30am on May 2, 2021
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HEROES was started 15 years ago to honor individuals whose work and leadership advance the rights of the LGBT community.  Through the nomination process we seek to identify youth, adults, non-profits, straight-allies & businesses who have bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity, and are regarded as courageous in advancing the equality of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender community in the Delaware Valley and beyond.  DVLF honors these Heroes annually in celebration of their character & in encouragement of others to act heroically. 

Past HEROES?

New HEROES?

This Year's HEROES - Click Here to view their bios

Individual Hero
Elizabeth Balcom
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Murray Archibald
Youth Hero
Tia Sadler
Lifetime Legacy Hero
Denise Cohen
Local Business Heroes:
Tavern Group & Radical Therapy Center
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Nonprofit Heroes:
Philly AIDS Thrift & Stonewall Sports
Straight Ally Hero
US Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
National Project Hero
Gizelle Fetterman
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Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities for Corporate Citizens & Friends 

HEROES was started over fifteen years ago to spotlight and honor the unwavering dedication of community leaders and organizations to advance the rights and wellbeing of the greater Philadelphia regions LGBTQ community. Through the nomination process, HEROES identifies youth, adults, nonprofits, straight allies, and businesses who have bold ideas, act with selfless intention, are admired for their integrity, and are regarded as courageous in advancing LGBTQ equality in the Greater Philadelphia Area and beyond. DVLF honors these HEROES annually to celebrate their character and to encourage others to act heroically.

 

Since 1993, DVLF has served the greater Philadelphia LGBTQ community through philanthropy. More specifically, DVLF works to empower and advance the LGBTQ community through grant-making, scholarships, advocacy, community leadership development and education. DVLF has established an endowment that provides crucial support to the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofit organizations and programs striving to address our community’s pressing needs. This includes: youth homelessness, civil rights, the elderly, cultural/ educational entities, and more.

 

As we enter its 26th year, we are looking to partner with businesses, individuals and organizations that share our values and which are interested in deepening their connections with our dynamic donor base, our stakeholders, and our region’s LGBTQ community, including its thought leaders.

HEROES Host Committee

Bill Leffler

John Heath Olguin

Valerie Gonzalez

Mark Beyerle

Karl Michelfelder