FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Janhavi Pakrashi, Communications Coordinator
The Audre Lorde Project Partners with Give OUT Day,
the only National LGBTQ Day of Giving, April 18
Hundreds of Nonprofits Participating Across U.S.
April 15, 2019, New York - The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area, will participate in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community. The 24-hour online fundraising event brings together the LGBTQ communities and their allies across the United States. Give OUT Day 2019 takes place on April 18, 2019, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm Eastern. Last year, Give OUT Day raised nearly $1 million to support LGBTQ nonprofits.
The marathon event, which began in 2013, sees thousands of people making gifts to support a diverse cross-section of LGBTQ nonprofits across the country, leveraging social media for support and outreach. The technology platform is provided for free and hundreds of nonprofits have leveraged it to attract new donors, motivate their boards and other supporters, and raise their visibility.
Said Janhavi Pakrashi, Communications Coordinator of The Audre Lorde Project: “We are thrilled to take part in Give OUT Day, a unique fundraising effort to benefit LGBTQ Americans we need now more than ever. Our organization relies on the support of our community to mobilize, educate and build capacity, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice –and we hope that Give OUT Day will energize current supporters and help us reach new donors and educate the public about The Audre Lorde Project .”
“We continue to live in turbulent times for LGBTQ people, from the courts to the streets, but this year, as we mark 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, attention to our past, present and future remains critical,” said Roger Doughty, President of Horizons Foundation, the San Francisco-based LGBTQ community foundation that organizes Give OUT Day.
“Give OUT Day has grown annually and this year we plan to break through the $1M dollar ceiling as we raise more funds and increase visibility for all of our participating organizations. This year, we will again reach thousands of LGBTQ individuals and our allies and support the organizations at the front lines of pride, dignity, justice, and joy,” concluded Doughty.
About The Audre Lorde Project: The Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Community Organizing Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color Communities. Initiated as an organizing effort by a coalition of LGBTSTGNC People of Color, The Audre Lorde Project was first brought together by Advocates for Gay Men of Color (a multi-racial network of gay men of color HIV policy advocates) in 1994. The vision for ALP grew out of the expressed need for innovative and unified community strategies to address the multiple issues impacting LGBTSTGNC People of Color communities.
About Give Out Day and Horizons Foundation: Give OUT Day has provided vital unrestricted operating funds to organizations since its inception in 2013. Over 45,000 individual donors have contributed nearly $5 million and supported more than 600 different organizations in every part of the country.
Give OUT Day is a project of Horizons Foundation. Founded as a community foundation of, by, and for LGBTQ people, Horizons has been supporting LGBTQ nonprofit organizations, leaders, and donors for nearly 40 years.
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For more information about Horizons Foundation, go to: www.horizonsfoundation.org