CaringCent, Facebook Giving, and Amazon Smile
We’re introducing a new way to show your support for LGBTQ+ scholars and we’re making it easier than ever. All you need to do is register your credit or debit card to round up when you shop through CaringCent. Your purchase total will be rounded up to the nearest dollar, and the change will be donated to the GSBA Scholarship Fund. It’s that easy! Register your credit or debit card with CaringCent.
Fundraising through Facebook is a great way to energize your friends, family, and networks about the GSBA Scholarship Fund and the LGBTQ+ and allied scholars we support. One great method is creating a birthday fundraiser! Read more about creating a Facebook Fundraiser.
Ensure a portion of every purchase you make on Amazon gives back to the GSBA Scholarship Fund by utilizing Amazon Smile. Select the GSBA Scholarship Fund as your charity of choice.
Major Donor Clubs
Ruby Slipper Club
The Ruby Slipper Club is the major donor club of the GSBA Scholarship Fund. Ruby Slipper Club members demonstrate their support for the Scholarship Fund 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 Fund are those donors who have given a one-time gift or 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 Fund and acknowledges those donors who have given over $50,000 of lifetime giving to support our future leaders. These donors are recognized at an annual dinner with the CEO & President of GSBA and proudly wear a diamond slipper pin.
Rainbow Legacy Club
Rainbow Legacy Club members are donors who have named the GSBA Scholarship 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 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 Ilona Lohrey, CEO & President or Jeff Boyer, Sr. Development Officer.
How will you be remembered? Investing in the future of our community through estate gifts to the GSBA Scholarship 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 Ilona Lohrey, GSBA President & CEO.
Learn more about Planned Giving
One of the easiest ways to make a contribution to the GSBA Scholarship 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 Fund. Your employer's payroll department handles the payroll donations, making this a simple transaction for both the donor and for GSBA Scholarship 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 grantmakers, 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.