Five Local GLBTQ Organizations Receive Support
Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation President, John Danielson III, in the continuing tradition of the sixty-one years of the organization’s philanthropy to the GLBTQ community, presented five checks, each, in the sum of $4,500 to five community service organizations. A grand total of $22,500 was distributed at the event.
The five beneficiaries are Botts Collection of GLBT History, Inc., Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI), Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG-Houston), QFest Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival and Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY) at the Montrose Center. Mr. Larry Criscione, Botts Curator, Ms. Liz James, CEO of LHI, Mr. Jeffery Faircoth & Mr. Steven Bratsen, Presidents of PFLAG, Mr. Kristian Salinas, President of QFest, and Mr. Mike Ator & Mr. Jim Jackson of SPRY were all on hand to accept a $4,500 check, each, from Mr. John Danielson III, Diana President, which was held at Guava Lamp Modern Lounge at 570 Waugh Dr, Houston, Texas.
President Danielson, expressed, “The year-long, hard work and philanthropic nature of our members enable us to make today’s $22,500 donations to these worthy GLBTQ community service organizations. Today, our hearts are filled with pride and joy to present these checks. The bulk of these funds were raised at the annual Diana Awards Show Gala, this past March. Craig McLemore’s leadership and creativity produced a blockbuster event with the theme of ‘Cirque du Diana.’ And we invite everyone to join us in October 2014 for our Kountry Dinner and the Spring of 2015 for our Black Tie Gala, our fund raising benefits our precious LGBT community!”