Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund
We are delighted to announce that PFLAG Lincoln is providing the initial funding to establish a much needed emergency fund for UNL students who, in a crisis situation, will benefit from a grant to help prevent homelessness, cover their rent, or pay their health insurance. A financial crisis is sometimes the result of being cut off financially (and emotionally) for coming out or starting to transition. This fund will be housed at the University of Nebraska Foundation (UNF) and contributions are now being accepted to put money into this fund. PFLAG Lincoln wants to help with a .5/1 match. Information and a link to the UNF webpage follow.
We are announcing this before we relaunch Spectrum, our newsletter, in July, because NoRhE Salon is donating a portion of their proceeds, along with a similar match, this Saturday and Sunday to the Emergency Fund.
Give to the Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund
Each year a few students attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in the LGBTQA community find themselves in need of emergency financial aid. This fund shall be used to benefit and support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are facing a financial emergency as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or support of/participation in activities which promote the well-being of the LGBTQA+ community.
PFLAG-Lincoln is working with the LGBTQA+ community, UNL and the University of Nebraska Foundation to ensure that these students don’t have to choose between education at UNL and living life openly and honestly by sponsoring the Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund. The fund is named in honor of Dr. Pat Tetreault, Founding Director of Student Involvement’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center at UNL, and indispensable resource for PFLAG-Lincoln and UNL.
PFLAG-Lincoln will match $0.50 for every $1 donated, up to $1,000.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support this fund, please make your donation at:
Online Donations: https://nufoundation.org/unl/lqbtqa-resource-center
Checks: To: University of Nebraska Foundation Address: University of Nebraska Foundation PO Box 82555 Lincoln, NE 68501
Please note in the memo section of your check: Fund #01139290 – Pat Tetreault-PFLAG Lincoln
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Our PFLAG Lincoln newsletter – the Spectrum – is now available in digital format.
Going digital allows us to devote more of our dollars to support community events and programs. If you are still receiving the paper version, please consider switching to digital. Of course we will continue to send the paper version to members electing to get it in the mail.