Friday, March 15, 2013

DVLF Announces Heroes (including Patrick Murphy)

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund, an organization that supports the community needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and straight-allied communities, will hold their 7th annual Heroes celebration on May 19th.  DVLF works to increase philanthropic awareness and grantmaking through endowment building, fundraising, outreach, and education.

At the Heroes event

DVLF seeks 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.
This year's heroes include:

Individual HERO Award:
Franny Price

Straight Ally HERO Award:
Patrick Murphy
Lifetime Legacy Award:
John Cunningham
Youth HERO Award:
Chantel Wilson

Nonprofit Organization HERO Award:
The Philadelphia Foundation

Business/Corporation HERO Award:
Rossi Wellness Center

Murphy represented the 8th congressional district (primarily Bucks County) for two terms and was a leader in the successful effort to change the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rule.  Murphy was the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress and is currently a lawyer in Philadelphia.

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