After attending a seminar on estate planning for LGBTQ clients, Karen joined the Center’s Board of Directors in 2011: “A personal situation was the catalyst which prompted me to take a more pro-active role in understanding and promoting LGBT rights, human rights and issues of equality and human dignity.”
Contributing to the mission of the Center is important to Karen. “The Center has limited resources and many demands for its services. There is an ongoing need to educate and enlighten the broader community, now more than ever.” Through her support of Center services, Karen hopes to have an effect on vulnerable individuals of all ages. She wants to ensure that Cleveland’s LGBT community continues to have access to a safe haven for emotional and social support, community advocacy, diversity training, and educational programs that focus on LGBT issues here at the Center.
Karen has high hopes for the Center as we get closer to moving into our new facility. “The Board and Center staff are so grateful to our many donors for their support in continuing to help to make our new home a reality, and for the vision and generosity of one very special person in particular for making this dream come true. I am thrilled for the many possibilities and opportunities the Center’s new home will provide in the way of expanded programming and resources for the LGBT Community. The Center’s new home will help to position us to face the ever-changing needs and challenges of the future. This is a very exciting time to be involved with the Center.”
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