Alan E. Schubert, age 69, lost his fight with cancer on June 1, 2016. His spouse, Robert Suzuki, and his twin sister, Barbara Fields, were at his side.
According to his family, Schubert attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus. In 1974, he founded Labor World, a temporary help provider in Chicago which quickly became a leader in the industry. Schubert moved to South Florida in August of 1984, where his philanthropic efforts set standards for the gay and straight communities. For many, his most lasting accomplishment is the founding of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, now known as the Pride Center at Equality Park. The Pride Center has grown to a 5 ½ acre Center with over 35,000 square feet of meeting space.
Alan Schubert shared his wealth and time to fight the battle of HIV/AIDS decades before Bill Gates came up with the ideal of The Giving Pledge, and his legacy will continue forever because of it. A Celebration of Life event will be announced.
Photo Credit from his Facebook Page