We are pleased to announce the date of our 3rd Annual fundraising dinner event, this one we anticipate to be our biggest yet. Please keep the date of October 17th, 2013 free on your schedule. You will receive your official invitation in the early part of September. Like past years events, our event expenses will be covered by sponsors, meaning that 100% of your donation will go to the Fund. The only obligation for each person attending the event is to make a donation. The fund remains managed by the Calgary Foundation who will issue a charitable receipt in their name for the entire amount.
Due to the generosity of our past donors, we have been able to grow the Fund to over $118,000. Our ultimate goal is to collect much more over time to create meaningful grants to support the GLBT community. It is important to stress that the principle is never touched; the grants come from the income generated by the Fund, making this truly a gift that keeps on giving. Last year grants went to Outlinks, and Camp fYreFly which helped to establish the first GLBT camp for coming out youth. For more information please visit: http://www.fyrefly.ualberta.ca/Calgary/
In other news, we have two new members of the Advisory Committee. We are very pleased to welcome Pam Krause and Sue Cress, who both bring many attributes to our committee, including their many years of working in the community in leadership roles in the fields of GLBT sexual health education and awareness, anti-homophobia and work with GLBT youth.
We are now seeking grant applications from the community. Grants are only issued to registered charitable organizations that are concerned with providing any or all of the following services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered support, education, and resources. This year we have funds to provide two grants of $2,500, however we are willing to accept an application for $5,000 should an application of outstanding merit be made. Application criteria online at:
Additional details about us can be viewed at: http://www.calgarychinookfund.ca/ .