Notes from our 2009 Beneficiaries:

Friends in Deed

"The Fire Island Community has supported us and we have strived to support you, since we were founded in 1991. Friends In Deed - The Crisis Center for Life-Threatening Illness - has helped transform many thousands of lives through a wide array of FREE programs and one-on-one services. Friends In Deed is so grateful to Fund In The Sun for its wondrous spirit and generosity."

Robert Levithan
Co-Chairman of the Board
Friends in Deed

Live Out Loud

"Our thanks to Hal Rubenstein and Fund in the Sun Foundation for their vision and continued support. We are grateful for your commitment to LIVE OUT LOUD's mission: creating a forum whereby LGBT youth can connect with LGBT role models and community leaders who will inspire them to excel in their lives. On behalf of LIVE OUT LOUD and the thousands of LGBT Youth that we proudly serve, THANK YOU for your continued support."

Leo Preziosi, Jr.
Founder, Executive Director
Live Out Loud

One Heartland

"Words cannot adequately express my thanks to you for your incredible commitment, dedication and compassion. Thanks to you, the lives of thousands of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS will be dramatically improved. My thanks to Hal Rubenstein and the incredible team of individuals and companies who bring this great event [ASCENSION] to life. We are honored to be among the beneficiaries. Thanks for bringing joy, hope and acceptance to thousands of children affected by HIV/AIDS."

Neil Willenson
Founder & CEO
One Heartland

The Trevor Project

"As a beneficiary of Ascension, The Trevor Project is deeply grateful for the support of Fund In The Sun, and we wish to extend our appreciation to all those attending the festivities… Currently, The Trevor Project manages to do its lifesaving work on a limited budget, supported primarily by the generosity of individuals."

Charles Robbins
Executive Director & CEO
The Trevor Project

Our 2009 beneficiaries also included:

The New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.

Standing Tall

Standing Tall was founded in 1997 by a group of parents, medical professionals, and educators seeking a more powerful and integrated approach to educating young children with motor issues. Since then, Standing Tall has grown from a six-week program for a handful of children to a full-time center serving children from all over the Tri-State area.