On April 21, Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center announced an urgent funding appeal for the organization's series of services and programs. Their stated goal was to raise $45,000 by May 31 in order to continue their current operations.
Thanks to support from previous and new donors, including a matching gift from Dr. Herb Zeman, the organization has received donations amounting to $60,277 as of May 31.
“The generosity of our donors has been inspiring, and I’d like to thank each and every one of them,” says Executive Director Will Batts. “They recognize that maintaining this proud and openly LGBT agency in this Southern city is a testament to the courage, sacrifice, determination and strength of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens of the Mid-South.”
“The importance of Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center and the work we do in this region is recognized locally, nationally and internationally,” says MGLCC Board Chair Christy Tweddle. “Our focus is now to recruit and retain Sustaining Donors, whose ten, twenty or fifty dollars a month are the lifeblood of our organization.”
,Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center is a mechanism for change in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to facilitate long-term positive growth in themselves and in the community of the Mid-South.