Lavender Legacy League
The Lavender Legacy League celebrates over 130 individuals and couples that have included PFund in their estate planning, by designating PFund as beneficiary of a will, insurance policy, retirement plan, IRA, or other asset. The legacy planning of these individuals and couples today ensures that PFund will make an impact far into our future.
Legacy of Sue Guesnard
Inspired by Philanthrofund to meet needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities of the upper Midwest, Sue Guesnard became involved in our earliest days. She served on the board of directors from 1991 to 1995 and during those early days launched our first ever fundraising event called Rainbow Weekend. It grew out of an exhaustion of black-tie galas and wanting to offer something different for the community. Events included gay proms, networking nights, award dinners, comedy shows and dances.
Sue served on the 2006 executive search committee selecting Greg Grinley, one of our past executive directors who ushered in a new era for the foundation. Sue’s love for PFund Foundation ran deep providing annual financial support, in-kind gifts of technology and included the foundation in her will to ensure a better future for all LGBTQ People.
In Sue’s career she worked in IT Security for such companies as Toro, Metris, HSBC and Moneygram International. Other passions included the arts and animal welfare. Sue passed away in January 2015 and PFund Foundation was a beneficiary of her estate. Sue’s legacy lives on in the bold leaders and thriving LGBTQ communities across the upper Midwest.