president's message

Happy Holidays FAB Members and Friends!

It is my pleasure to introduce you to our recently completed video that tells the story of “Who is Fab.” Our goal is to spread the word about FAB and why it is so important to our community. Please help us do that by sharing the video with others who may have an interest in learning about the FABulous things we do.

For help sharing the video, contact. by email: Kat Sierra or by phone: 954.353.7673

Be well,
fab in the news

We are pleased to announce FAB was honored during the 3rd Annual GLBX Business Community Ally Awards with the Advocate BCA Award on November 4 at the Galleria Mall.

Our very own Jane Caragher received the award on behalf of FAB.

We would like to thank the LGBT Chamber for this recognition. We look forward to continuing to build bridges with the LGBT+ community through charitable support of numerous arts organizations.
grant spotlight
Each year, in February, 50 FAB members evaluate the Grant applications and recommend which organizations should receive our grant dollars. It’s your way to have a personal impact on the arts community. And it’s very rewarding! See what experienced screeners have to say:
Jane Caragher: 

“Probably the most fun and most rewarding part of being a member of FAB is the Grants Process. It gives me a chance to get to know my fellow FABers as well as the Grantees we support. I love being able to help direct grant funds to our deserving Grantees. What other organization lets you help decide how your dues are spent?”
Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson:
“For me the grant review process is the most meaningful part of being a member of FAB. We visit with the organization’s leadership, learn about their performances, and consider their most significant elements. For me, I learn about new organizations and even new art forms while working alongside a great group of committed volunteers and making new friends through the process.”
We need a few more screeners. Call Eleanore Levy (954-632-7032) or Mike Hartstein (908-334-0778) to learn more about how you can participate. Last day to register is 12/31/2021
visionary spotlight
Ruth Anderson Coggeshall


As you are making your year-end giving decisions, please consider a contribution to Fab’s Visionary Fund. Your gift provides additional dollars for grants and supports FAB's operations. It is through an expanding and engaged membership with increased community visibility that FAB can continue to support the Broward Arts Community. 
Happy Holidays,

Visionary Committee: Ed Hashek and Craig Wilson, Co-chairs
Carolyn Lee and Ruth Anderson-Coggeshall, Advisors
membership news
Many thanks for helping us get our Membership Drive off to a great start! Since November 1, we have added 12 members. This is excellent progress towards our new membership goal of 40.

We are also actively working to expand our Corporate Partner supporters. Corporate Partner benefits include:

  • Direct Support to the Arts
  • Access to Unique Member Events & Programs
  • Brand Recognition
  • Exposure to Growing and Diverse Local Arts Community And Arts Benefactors

On January 19, Lisa Burgess, owner of New River Fine Art, will host a Corporate Partner Friendraiser. If you have a business contact or are aware of a business/firm that would benefit from an introduction to FAB, please contact a member of the Corporate Partner Committee or Kat Sierra.  

As our business community grows and as we enter 2022, it is a perfect time to reach out and
"Spread The Word"!

Contact. by email: Kat Sierra or by phone: 954.353.7673

Corporate Partner Committee: Sandra Stella, Chair, Cindy & Jim Eden, Mike Liebowitz, David Maurer
fab fun events


JANUARY 10, 2022

Featuring an art tour by Bonnie Clearwater, live entertainment by a FAB grantee, lite bites and cocktails. Invitation to follow by email.
grantee spotlight
The Girl Choir of South Florida transforms girls' lives through musical excellence. As the only non-profit all girl choir organization in South Florida, they exist to ensure that every passionate young musician can develop their skills, connect with others, and create beauty in the world. Watch this FAB funded program, "Sing Like a Girl"
An evening choral concert near you this December 5th

South Florida, you’re invited to our December concert! Enjoy a classic selection of popular Holiday songs and other gay Christmas-caroling musical treasures! 

program spotlight
FAB members and guests participated in our popular artist exhibit program, Art Share, on November 19. The night was a great success! We were surrounded by great talent, art enthusiasts, philanthropists and FAB friends as we gathered and were all reminded how the arts bring us together. A special thanks to Blanco y Blanco Arts owner, artist and FAB member Jeanne Lalli for hosting this event. We would also like to recognize Cindy Eden and Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson for all their efforts in coordinating the program.
Thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support
board members
Ed Hashek, President
Louise Dill, Vice President
Jennifer O'Flannery-Anderson, Secretary
Cindy Eden, Treasurer
Gail Auguston-Koppen, Board Member
Mona Bentz, Board Member
Nancy Bryant, Board Member
Angel Burgos, Board Member
Mike Hartstein, Board Member
Christy Lambertus, Board Member
Eleanore Levy, Board Member
Elissa Mogilefsky, Board Member
Sandra Stella, Board Member
Craig Wilson, Board Member

Francie Bishop Good, Founding Chair
Elaine Blattner, Past President
Connie Folz, Past President
Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Past President
Carolyn Lee, Past President
Jayne Mills, Past President
Drazia Simon, Past President