Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders
GSBA supports LGBTQ+ and allied students who have the vision and the ability to truly make a difference in the world. With a GSBA scholarship, students are able to focus more wholly on their academic pursuits. With the financial burden lightened, they are able to work one less job, avoid going into student loan debt, and involve themselves in community activities.
This is a community effort. We assist with a gift of education funding, and scholars provide a future full of hope and equity. We encourage you to join us in supporting tomorrow’s leaders today!
Facebook Giving, Amazon Smile, and Cars Vehicle Donation
Fundraising through social media is a great way to energize your friends, family, and networks about the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund and the LGBTQ+ and allied scholars we support. One great method is creating a birthday fundraiser! Read more about creating a Facebook Fundraiser HERE.
CARS VEHICLE DONATION
Rather than go through the hassle of selling your old vehicle, donate it to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund through CARS! CARS takes care of everything from the pick-up and sale to sending you the donation receipt and necessary tax documents. Learn more HERE
Major Donor Clubs
RUBY SLIPPER CLUB
The Ruby Slipper Club is the major donor club of the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. Ruby Slipper Club members demonstrate their support by making a significant gift of $1,000 or more per year. The GSBA holds an annual Ruby Slipper Club Reception for major donors as a thank you and to report on the growth of the Fund and its programs. Ruby Slipper Club members also receive a ruby slipper pin that identifies them as a major donor.
EMERALD JEWEL CLUB
The Emerald Jewels of the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund are those donors who have given a one-time gift or a 1-3 year pledge to the Fund of $10,000 or more. This amount represents a significant contribution to our ability to support our future leaders. Emerald Jewels receive an invitation to the annual donor reception and an emerald pin that identifies them as a major donor.
The President’s Circle represents the highest level of donors to the GSBA Scholarship & Education and acknowledges those donors who have given over $50,000 over the course of their lifetime to support our future leaders. These donors receive an invitation to the annual donor reception and a diamond slipper pin.
RAINBOW LEGACY CLUB
Rainbow Legacy Club members are donors who have named the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund in their estate plan. These donors leave a legacy of impact that continues beyond their lifetime. Investing in the future of our community through estate gifts to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund allows us to continue what we are doing today will into the future.
To learn about how you can become a member of any of these donor clubs, please contact Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer.
How will you be remembered?
Investing in the future of our community through estate gifts to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund allows us to continue what we are doing today well into the future. Many donors have shown their commitment to tomorrow’s LGBTQ+ and allied leaders through bequests in their wills.
Creating a legacy through estate planning may be easier than you think. We would love to talk with you about the ways to leave as lasting legacy that both honors your values and supports generations to come. For more information on including GSBA in your will or estate plan, please contact Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer.
Other Ways to Give
One of the easiest ways to make a contribution to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund is through your workplace giving program. These programs allow you to designate a portion of your salary to be deducted from your paycheck and forwarded directly to the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund. Your employer’s payroll department handles the payroll donations, making this a simple transaction for both the donor and for GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund.
Many businesses offer matching gift programs. It is easy to take advantage of this employee benefit that doubles the impact of your contribution. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company provides a matching gift program or contact Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer.
EMPLOYEE MATCHING GIFTS
Employee Matching Gifts are donations an employer makes to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Usually associated with corporate grant makers, employee matching gifts often are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Some may also give matching gifts for employees’ volunteer efforts.
Contact Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer, to find out more.
GIFTS OF STOCKS OR SECURITIES
GSBA accepts gifts of publicly traded stocks, bonds or mutual funds. Please contact Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer, to learn more.
DONATE AN ITEM OR EXPERIENCE TO EQUALUX
EQUALUX 2023, on November 18, 2023 is the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and has become the largest LGBTQ+ and friends gala in the Pacific Northwest. Our event typically sees around 750 people coming together to raise funds to power the dreams of our future LGBTQ+ and allied leaders.
This is not your average fundraiser. Guests are sophisticated lovers of the arts and culture, they love great wine and wonderful food, and they patron the businesses that support our cause, the GSBA Scholarship & Education Fund.
Your donation will provide visibility for your business and show your community that you support LGBTQ+ & allied students who believe in equality for all. Your donations will receive prominent virtual visibility at the event, as well as on our auction website and in email marketing for the event. CLICK HERE for more information