Meet the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and Its New Executive Director
The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund (DVLF), now in its 25th year, is an organization which fosters philanthropy and helps meet the emerging needs of the Greater Philadelphia region’s LGBTQ community.
Over the course of its history, it has provided about $1 million in support for organizations working in areas such as health and social services, arts and culture, education and humanities, and legal and civil rights.
In an effort to spread word of its work and to have a presence in Rehoboth Beach, DVLF plans to be at the CAMP Rehoboth Block Party in October. The organization has just named a new executive director, Juan Franco, and looks forward to connecting with CAMP Rehoboth and the LGBTQ community at the beach.
“We are thrilled to have Juan on board,” said Fernando Gonzalez, board president. “He has a track record of relationship-building and results. We know that he will play a key role in fostering philanthropy by and for our diverse and vibrant LGBTQ community in the years ahead.”
Professionally, Franco has worked most recently for Temple University’s School of Social Work on HIV prevention and communications strategies in underserved Latinx and other communities. This involved building relationships with the Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs, William Way Community Center, and many other nonprofits and businesses.
For more information about DVLF, visit their website.▼