How It All Began
After a year-long fundraising drive resulting in close to $100,000 upon the inception of the Gay Community Endowment Fund in the fall of 2000, all went quiet after 9/11 and founding members looked for a way to jump-start fundraising for GCEF. The result, with the help of Eric Jones of Jones Group Interiors, was the first Sugar Plum Tour in December 2002. Since then, the tour has raised more than half a million dollars for the Gay Community Endowment Fund!
The tour could not take place each year if it weren’t for the extraordinary efforts and generosity of our sponsors and homeowners. Their dedication has made our tour an annual holiday tradition.