About US

The Bears of South Florida, Inc, is incorporated in the State of Florida as a Non-profit Corporation, registered with the Internal Revenue Service, and granted “501(c)(3)” status. Reports are filed annually to both agencies as required by law.
The organization is not required to create or publish an annual financial report for public review. An informal annual report is prepared for the Board and shared with our sponsors, audit committee, and interested members by specific request.

Mission Statement:

The mission of The Bears of South Florida is to generate funds for IRS 501(c)(3) charities while offering opportunities for social and fraternal interaction between its members.
The club will strive for diversity and acceptance of any person who wishes to join. Membership within the club will consist of bears, cubs and those who wish to socialize with such persons. There is no political agenda for the group.
Equal acceptance within the group regardless of any physical characteristic will be the goal. The club will strive to encourage friendship, a positive attitude and camaraderie both within the group and in the community as a whole.

Board of Directors

Kevin Daft


Harvey Shapiro

Vice President

Jon Dierbach


John Gillen



Steve Visano

Mike Dager

Will Haas