Giving Back - Giving BackOn February 27, Joe Francis attended the 15th anniversary of the Blacks Annual Gala in Miami, a star-studded charity ball given by famed attorney Roy Black and his wife Lea. Continually breaking tradition on the charity circuit, this power couple hosted an over-the-top annual gala, with zero expenses, raising funds for at-risk kids in South Florida and Haiti. Held in the largest ballroom at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, this successful event was served by the Consequences Charity, Educate Tomorrow, I Have a Dream, and Project Medishare. While Grammy Award Winner Natalie Cole performed, Joe along with celebrities as diverse as Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Terrel Owens, Bernard Hopkins, Lennox Lewis and Gloria Estefan all came together for this great cause. Among other things Joe donated a four day all inclusive vacation at Casa Aramara, which sold for $50,000.00 during the public auction at the event. The entire $50,000.00 went straight to the charity.

March For Equal Rights

On Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, Joe was among 250,000 marchers who turned out in Washington DC to demonstrate in front of the White House in defense of gay rights. Civil rights for all people has always been a passionate issue for Joe. “It was an intense experience,” Joe said at the time. “And it was an amazing thing to be there for what will hopefully be a major turning point in history.”