“We are working together with Stonewall to make sure the transition is smooth,” Timiraos said Monday, adding he expects to retire from Our Fund by Dec. 1.
Jobin, who moved to South Florida three years ago after being executive director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., said he will take over Our Fund as soon a replacement is found for him at Stonewall.
“Stonewall is a beneficiary organization of Our Fund, and, as such, they want to make sure that Stonewall has the time to conduct a proper search,” Jobin told the Miami Herald.
In its first three years, Our Fund distributed $1.6 million in community grants. In fiscal year 2013-14, it gave 202 grants worth $866,000 to 61 agencies including Stonewall; LGBT rights group Equality Florida Institute; Latinos Salud, an HIV-prevention initiative; and Safe Schools South Florida. Nearly 80 percent of all money stayed in South Florida and 96 percent of beneficiaries provide services to the LGBT community, according to Our Fund’s 2014 annual report.
Already, Jobin is planning Our Fund’s long-term strategy.
“The future development of Our Fund is to be a true South Florida presence and community foundation, and to expand the reach beyond Broward County, where primarily the support has come from,” he said. “That’s the No. 1 priority.”
Here’s the complete Our Fund news release:
Chuck Loring, Board Chair of Our Fund, announced today that their Board of Directors has named David Jobin, the current Executive Director of Stonewall National Museum & Archives, as Our Fund’s next CEO/President. A national search was launched in the Spring of 2015 when Our Fund’s founding President & CEO Anthony Timiraos informed the Board of Directors his wish to retire at the end of his five year commitment.
During Mr. Jobin’s tenure as Executive Director of Stonewall the organization experienced substantial growth in its fundraising and public profile and opened the Stonewall Gallery in Wilton Manors. Prior to joining Stonewall he served as the Executive Director of the esteemed Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC – at the time the largest gay men’s chorus in the country with over 250 singers. “The opportunity to step into the position of President & CEO of Our Fund is fulfilling for me because, as a resident of South Florida and as the leader of an organization that benefits greatly from Our Fund’s support, I strongly believe in the mission and work of Our Fund. Tony (current CEO/President of Our Fund) is leaving the organization on firm footing with a bright future and a strong Board of Directors” commented Mr. Jobin.
“David stood out among the national pool of candidates because of the impressive record of success he achieved at Stonewall and prior non-profit organizations he ran,” says Our Fund’s Board Chair Chuck Loring, adding, “the entire search committee was in agreement that having someone with David’s reputation in the community would be an asset for us as we transition to new leadership.”
Gary Bitner, Board Chair of Stonewall National Museum & Archives commented on the hire, “David’s contribution to Stonewall cannot be overstated, and he will be missed. To his credit, David has helped to strengthen Stonewall to the point that we can effectively manage this situation so it results in a very positive outcome for our organization.”
The timing of the transition is being coordinated between the two organizations. Stonewall National Museum & Archives will organize a national search to replace Mr. Jobin. It is expected that a successor will be identified and in place by December 2015, at which time David will begin his new duties with Our Fund.
Our Fund's mission statement is to promote a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community. Our Fund is a tax-exempt community foundation organized to improve the lives of LGBT people with a strategy of providing financial resources to non-profit organizations serving the LGBT community.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives’ mission is to promote understanding through preserving and sharing the proud culture of LGBT people and their significant role in American society.