My name is Susan Kelly. Last spring I was invited to serve on the Board of Equity Foundation and it has been a rewarding opportunity. The board members and staff are talented, creative and devoted to making a difference for the LGBTQ community in Oregon and SW Washington.
Equity provides many grants that foster education, support and acceptance in nourishing environments. My particular focus and passion is for the anti-bullying programs for adolescents. I’m proud that Equity funds organizations like the Oregon Safe Schools & Communities Coalition (OSSCC), which supports community efforts to reduce youth suicide and other risk behaviors in the often hidden and historically underserved LGBTQ youth population. Equity’s 2014 grant to OSSCC funds mini-grants to Gay Straight Alliances in schools, particularly in rural communities, and provides much needed resources for LGBTQ and allied youth to combat bullying.
Please consider a donation to Equity Foundation this giving season. All of us can really influence powerful change and improvements in the lives of our beautifully diverse northwest extended family.
Thank you for your generosity!