Dear Friends,

With the uncertainty in the world and the looming weeks of social isolation we all need something to look forward to. Mark your calendars for the new gala date on July 18, 2020.


This is our most important fundraising event of the year. You are critical to the success of the Gala. We hope we can count on your continued sponsorship.

Ticket Holders:

We have already issued your ticket for our new event date. If you cannot attend, please consider gifting your tickets back to the foundation, as this is our most important fundraising event of the year.

Please contact if you would like to donate your ticket or request a refund.

Our Community:

The LGBTQ community is resilient. Throughout our history we have banded together to support each other in times of crisis. Our gala theme, SHINE is a call to action during this time.

In the short term we might not be able to meet our fundraising goals this year, given the costs associated with rescheduling this important event. We need everyone’s help to keep us on track to serve the great needs in our community.

In the long-term, economic uncertainty will negatively impact our community. LGBTQ people face health and economic disparities linked to social stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. The LGBTQ Center is a source of information and resources for our community and we expect to see an increase in need for services.

We are thinking long-term about how to meet the growing needs of the most marginalized in our community. We need your help to meet this needs.

Text SHINENOW to 443-21 to support the LGBTQ center.