LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund Fiscal Year 2021 Impact Report

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WHO WE ARE The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+) Alliance Fund connects donors with projects that benefit the LGBTQ+ community in Southern Arizona through annual competitive grant rounds. The Fund provides donors with a way to channel their charitable investments into efforts that are likely to affect the issues they’re most concerned with. The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund was created in 1999 by the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona with support from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership. The Fund addresses the chronic underfunding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender programs through philanthropy and endowment building. To date, the Fund has awarded 208 grants, totaling $1,025,957, to more than 72 local organizations.

ALLIANCE FUND ADVISORY BOARD Kent Burbank Chair Kimberly Kotov Grants Co-Chair Deanna Lewis JP Martin Adam Ragan Candace Shelton Ethan Smith Cox Development Chair Jason Thorpe Grants Co-Chair


Dear Loyal Supporter, Thank you for your generous and continued support of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund. We’re thrilled to let you know that we’ve had a record year with milestones you can be proud of. In 2021, we... • Distributed $82,500 to 14 Southern Arizona grantees—our largest annual allocation in our 22-year history. • Surpassed $1 million in lifetime giving. • Increased our endowment by 50% to $750,000. For 22 years, PHILANTHROPISTS like you have stepped up to the plate in support of Southern Arizona’s LGBTQ+ communities. As we celebrate our progress, we know of the critical need to sustain our organization for the longhaul. It’s why we’ll be focused on growing our endowment and increasing our investment in our amazing grantees.

Cynthia Garcia Governance Chair

Dollar for dollar, our success and ability to invest in our grantees is made possible with your continued investment in the Alliance Fund.

Tabitha Fox Treasurer

On behalf of our Advisory Board, thank you for all you’ve done to help us dream big.

Kristen Birner


Sylvia Mulka Doug Noffsinger Barbara Smith Karin Uhlich

Kent Burbank Advisory Board Chair

Andres Cano Director

STAFF Jenny Flynn President/CEO, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) Kelly Huber Senior Director of Community Investments, CFSA David Gardner Program Manager, Initiatives, CFSA Andrés Cano Director, LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund


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PHILANTHROPIST: a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money.

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$1,025,957* 7% Arts


11% Transgender Issues

33% Youth, Elders and Families

8% General Operating

11% Human Services

13% LGBTQ Community Building and Infrastructure

4% Political Advocacy

With support from the Alliance Fund, Pima Council on Aging developed the Visibility Matters training series, which offers engaging, no-cost trainings to community service providers to ensure that older LGBTQI+ adults receive care that is welcoming, respectful, and responsive to their needs.”

13% Education * Unaudited

2021-2022 GRANTEES:

– Pima Council on Aging, 2021 Grantee

Bicycle Inter Community Art and Salvage (BICAS) El Rio Health Center Foundation Support provided by Bobbie & Don Vandegriff* The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Support provided by Douglas Noffsinger & Roger Funk* Museum of Contemporary Arts Tucson Support provided by Janey Katz & Suzi Calhoun* Old Pueblo Community Services

Pima Council on Aging Remedy House Tucson Reveille Men’s Chorus Support provided by Mick Devore & Marge Sloan* Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation Support provided by Noel Matkin & Jim Sincox* Southern Arizona Gender Alliance Support provided by Sylvia Mulka* Southern Arizona Senior Pride University of Arizona Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic

Our Family Services Support provided by Kent Burbank & Vicente Talanquer*

* Indicates donor has made an annual gift exceeding $15,000 or has created a permanent endowed gift of $150,000.


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Thanks to the Alliance Fund, we completely updated our trans comprehension trainings to be more intersectional and anti-racist. This past year, we provided trans comprehension trainings to 11 organizations and businesses.” – Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, 2021 Grantee

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On Thursday, October 7th, over 400 supporters helped us raise $75,000 at this year’s Queer for GOOD!—the most we’ve raised in one night in our 22-year history! The celebration was hosted outdoors at the MSA Annex on Tucson’s west side. We wish to thank our fierce and loyal volunteer Host Committee for helping us recruit guests and wish to recognize our generous sponsors.




COMMUNITY Arizona Complete Health • Robert Markley Salon Spa • Southwest Gas

ADVOCATE Edna Meza Aguirre & Paul Bennett • Altitude Home Loans Long Realty Cares Foundation • Clint Mabie • Rio Nuevo District Tubac Art & Gifts •

Eugenia Woods & The Taproot Alliance

ALLY Arizona End of Life Care Partnership at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona


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2021 DOUG NOFFSINGER STRAIGHT ALLY AWARD RECIPIENT: BOBBIE & DON VANDEGRIFF Don VandeGriff and his late wife, Bobbie, were presented with our 2021 Doug Noffsinger Straight Ally Award. For 27+ years, the VandeGriffs have been champions for social justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and stewardship of the environment. We wish to thank Don for his continued support of our fund and will always carry Bobbie’s legacy in the work ahead.

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Q&A with Ethan Smith Cox and Andrés Cano

CANO: Ethan, we have some exciting news to share about our endowment, don’t we?

Thanks to the Alliance Fund’s critical support, we administered volunteer-based programs to reduce isolation and promote continued community engagement through highly personal support groups, home visits, book club, films, speakers, socials, and other programs including grief support and advance medical care planning.”

COX: That’s right, Andrés! Thanks to our loyal supporters, the total assets in our endowment now exceed $700,000—up 50% from last year. This means we’re exponentially paving the way for the Alliance Fund’s long-term success. CANO: This is incredible progress. How did we get here? COX: There’s no other way to put it—our donors are seeing a strong return on their investment and that’s why they are giving back: they want to sustain our progress. Specifically, two donordesignated endowments were added to our investment portfolio: the Kent Burbank and Vicente Talanquer Endowment Fund, and the Sylvia Stan Mulka Endowment Fund. These newly created funds, in addition to a generous gift by the David and Norma Lewis Foundation, helped us secure the assets that have gotten our endowment to the historic point we’re at today. CANO: Why is this endowment growth important and what does it means for our LGBTQ+ community? COX: The progress made in 2021 means we’re now just $300,00 away from a reaching $1 million in our collective endowment! It’s taken a village to get us to where we are today, and I’m optimistic about our ability to gain even more traction in 2022. The larger our endowment, the greater ability we have to invest in our grantees in the long-term. This is just the beginning.


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Ethan Smith Cox is the Alliance Fund’s Development Chair. He’s been on the volunteer Advisory Board since 2018.

Andrés Cano is the first Director in the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund’s 22-year history. This is his second year serving as the Fund’s leader.

– Southern Arizona Senior Pride, 2021 Grantee

In partnership with the Alliance Fund, we were able to present three online concert experiences, hire LGBT arrangers, and write and create story and music that speaks to singers and audience alike. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training allowed our singers, board members and volunteers to find space for important dialogue as we seek to be better citizens and treat all individuals with equity and dignity.” – Reveille Men’s Chorus, 2021 Grantee

The Alliance Fund’s generous support means El Rio utilized grant monies to educate El Rio providers and LGBTQ+ clients on how PrEP works and can help prevent HIV. During the grant period, 165 providers/doctors at El Rio received training on PrEP. We were able to serve 109 LGBTQ+ people/patients in the El Rio PrEP program in the last year, despite pandemic factors.” – El Rio Community Health Center, 2021 Grantee

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2022: KEEP OUR MOMENTUM GOING THANK YOU FOR BEING A BIG PART OF OUR SUCCESS IN 2021. WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED. Here’s how you can continue supporting the Alliance Fund in 2022: • Make a one-time gift today. Your donation is instrumental to keeping our progress moving forward. • Be a monthly sustaining donor. Every dollar counts—especially those we can count on for the long-run. • Donate to our endowment fund, or create your own! Help us surpass $1 million in our collective permanent endowed funds in 2022. • Include us in your planned giving. Get in touch with us to add the Alliance Fund to your will or trust. Donate online at, or call us to process your payment by check or card: (520) 770-0800.

GIFTS THAT MADE ALLIANCE FUNDS GRANTS POSSIBLE Gifts of $10,000+ Arnold Simonsen Family Charitable Foundation Kent R. Burbank and Vicente A. Talanquer* Suzi Calhoun and Janey Katz Community Foundation for Southern Arizona Estate of Gloria DeVore David and Norma Lewis Foundation Sylvia Mulka Douglas Noffsinger and Roger Funk Don VandeGriff and Roberta C. VandeGriff † Gifts between $5,000$9,999 Robert Bell and Tom Buchanan Kristen Birner and Colette Barajas Centene Management Company Alfred & Harriet Feinman Foundation Don and Dee Johnson* Tucson Electric Power Company Gifts between $1,000$4,999 Edna Meza Aguirre and Paul Bennett Kathy Altman and Ivy Schwartz Joyce M. Bolinger and Lavina Tomer Kimberly Bond and Patti Haring Jim Cook and Randy Spalding Dennis and Sevren Coon Cox Communications Leanna Crosby C Cullom and Bridget Davis Connie Coroles and Claire Durand Steven Eggimann and Dianne J. Van Tasell Sheldon A. Fishman and Robert Kafes Tabitha Fox Cynthia Ann Garcia Michael Godnick Jack Challem Legacy Fund*

John D. Jackson and Bill Haller Kimberly Kotov Kroger-Fry’s Food Store Long Realty Cares Foundation Clint Mabie* Curtis F. Mack John Marus Timothy A. Olcott PFLAG- Tucson Jennifer Prill and Nancy Snope Renaissance Charitable Foundation, Inc. Robert Markley Salon & Spa Anne Maley-Schaffner and Timothy Schaffner Schwab Charitable Fund Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation Philip Moul and Robert Stolarski The Stonewall Foundation Jason Thorpe Karin Uhlich Taunya Villicana Eugenia Woods Annemarie and Richard Zimmerman Gifts between $250-$999 Laura Alexander, MA Alexander/Carrillo Consulting, LLC James R. Allender and Kenneth C. Hellwig Robert Alpaugh and Rob Waters Christopher Arnot and Randall S. Branca Jonathan Altman and Karyn Prechtel- Altman Margo Barnes and Vicky Stromee Carolyn L. Bass Lisa Bibbens and Mimi Petro Michael Bilharz and Ethan Smith Cox Dean J. Brault and Margaret E. Koppen Andrew Broan Philip R. and Barbara L. Brown Gail Browne and Frances Sjoberg

John C. Bruecker and Michael E. Johnson Elizabeth Burden Bruce A. Cameron and Mark W. Rosenbaum Thom Carchedi Leslie Carlson and Beth Carey Jacob Cargo Cynthia Choate and Christine Young Ryan L. Collins Arlan Colton Colville & Dippel Court Reporting Rex Crouse and Dale Jones Andrew J. DeCraene and Billy Dewayne Kidd Elva De La Torre and Kara Jones Kristen Doe and Susan M. Przewlocki Anne Dougherty Kirsten Engel Kelly Ault and Elizabeth Firkins Bob Fischella Kevin Flanagan and Steve Metz Jenny Flynn Kathleen J Ganley Ronald Gilbert and Jerald Jergens Bruno and Kristine Girardi James J. and Louise Glasser Mary Goethals and Charles Poster Brenda J. Goldsmith HT Goodrich Steven Gottlieb and Laura J. Penny Suzanne J. Gross Lori A Hallett Julia Hehn Matthew G. Heinz Dr. Joseph Heller Steve Henderson Bryan Howard and Brad Daughtry Lisa Howells Jeff Ingle J. Fenton Johnson Carol L. Lohmann and Terri Burchett Bryan G. Kaplan and Brian Sowle



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GIFTS THAT MADE ALLIANCE FUNDS GRANTS POSSIBLE Terri Kessler and Lisa Lovallo Jan Lesher Deanna Lewis Randy A. and Susan M. Limmer Nan Margadant JP Martin William A. Mason David Alex Matuszeksi Kevin Q. Maxey and Richard Wegner Robert R. McCright and Michele E. Walsh Carolyn Morton W. Scott Neeley and Stephen T. Russell Robert E. Nichol Miki Odawa Kimberle and Lane Oden Nina Ossanna and Anne Ryan Thaddeus Pace Kenneth M. Peoples Michelle M. Perrin Mark and Maddy Pesce CM Peterson Linda R. Phillips and JoLene Unruh Melissa and Steve Portell Patrick and Peter PowersLake Michael Racy Adam Ragan Donna and (†) Jim Rochester Twyla K. and Debra Salaiz Lane Santa Cruz Candace Shelton Barbara D. Smith Speedway Veterinary Hospital PC Michael Steinberg and Alan Taylor Jennifer M. Tersigni M.A. Tolkien-Hawley Giving Fund United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Inc. Liane Wong Gifts up to $249 Ilana Addis Frank Ambrose Barbara Anderson Sarah Ascher Keith Ashley Joseph A. Aurilio and Suzanne S. Deconcini

Sarah Bahnson and Leslie Edwards Lana Baldwin Richard H. Tracy and Stephen Barksdale Shannon Barr Jacqueline Barrow Joseph Bass, Jr. and Judith Amy Bass Curt W. Beall Manisha Bewtra Edward and Christina Berger Family Trust Scott Blades and Jess Losoya Diane E. Breier Malinda F. Briggs John David Brillhart Emiel Martin Brott and Chris Martin Philip Brown Kali Bronson and Shawn Hardeman Thomas Browne Robert Stephen Browning Shawn P. Burke Elvira Burruel Elizabeth Bushell Patti Caldwell and Bob Gary Jose Camarena Jr. Anne Campbell and Karen Doyle Andrés Cano Eric Carr Jenny Carrillo Eva Carrillo Dong Guadalupe Castillo and Mary M. Cowan Caterpillar Foundation Ann Chaneka Rachel Chanes and Yvette Jackson Diana S. Chapin-Tsai and Leon Tsai Diana Charbonneau Debra Susan Chargin Mia Cheeseman Susan Claassen and Bella Eibensteiner Dennis Clancy and Patricia Trainor Elizabeth Cohen January Contreras William S. and Rebecca B. Cook Johnny C. Cooper Jr. and Bruce E. Tranby-Cooper

GIFTS THAT MADE ALLIANCE FUNDS GRANTS POSSIBLE Cathryn Corkrum Gabriela Corrales Jennifer Crawford Edward Crozier and Harry Schloff Stephen Dahlem John Dahlstrand Sandra Davenport Lynn Davis Deep Breath Designs, LLC Joseph R. Diaz Violeta Dominguez Susan Dunn and Melissa Griebel Devin Espinoza Maggie Evancho and Emily J. Herrell Evo MD PLLC Rachelle Ferris Ryan Fette Kristel Ann Foster Art and Jean Gage Terrence Galligan Andrew Gardner David Gardner Mary Jo Ghory Patricia Gilman and Paul Minnis Elliot and Lorraine Glicksman Barclay Goldsmith David and Ellen Goldstein Jay L. Gray Tina Grijalva Jason and Kathy Ground Anna Harper Guerrero Philip and Anne Marie Hall Stephanie Stahl Hamilton Leigh Havins Janet Hawley Jennifer Helenbolt Kimberly and Toshia Hogan Bruce Lehmann and Thomas Holaday Mitchell Marks and Melvin Holm Cheryl M. House Kelly Huber and Michael LeBlanc Peggy Hutchinson Miranda Jackson Abby Jensen Nina Jilg Trasoff Jessica Johnson Jennifer Jones

Elizabeth L. Kennedy and Barbara J. Prebis Allen B. Kinzey Lisa Kiser Jim Kolbe Lena Krebs Tracey Kurtzman Holly S. Lachowicz Kirsten Larsen Allison Latham-Jones Cynthia Lazarz Daniel R. Lee and Jill Newby Laci Lester Robert J. Leto Dr. Martin R. and Barbara R. Levy Darcie and Tom Litwicki Kathy and Michael Lokale Elizabeth A. MacBeth Tina MacBeth Vanessa Madrid-Resendiz Richard Maerker and Sue Sirkus Andrea Mannell and Carla Johnson Wendy Marussich Cindy McClain Judith McDaniel and Jan Schwartz Tamara and Brad McKinney Glen A. and Annyce Meiners Stuart J. Meinke Carlos S. and Alice M. Melendez Lori Mennella and Tori Stypula Chad and Shey Meyers Alison Miller Marjorie G Miller Sherrel Mitchell Thomas F. Moga Lynn Mooney and Paula Noel Elizabeth Morales Sylvia Morales Beth Morrison Susannah Myerson Sandra Nathan Claudia Nelson Elaine O’Hara

Colter Ogden Jaymes Ogden Luis F. Ortega Suzanna and Steve Pangburn Constance and Harlan Peckham M. Sue Pennington David Perez Stasia Plump Ernesto and Hermelinda Portillo Claudia Powell Tamara Prime Julie Ragland L.R. Ramirez Revocable Trust Katherine Ray and Joan Watson Stephen and Kathy Rebro Bridget Riceci and David Byrne Rae Richards Celia Robidoux David Lugo Robles Todd and Jenni Rockoff Fred Rodriguez Anne V. Roediger Regina Romero Connie Rose Christina Rossetti, Inc. Erin Russ Therese Sadorf Janiene Samarripas Marc and Deborah Sandroff Shannon Sareen Melissa Scaff Richard and Stella Schaefer Luke Schalewski Cynthia A. and Marvin L. Scott Sean Seeba Joan Serviss Amanda Shauger Lois E. Sheering Emily Sherbrooke Catlow Shipek Mike and Lisa Shore Starr Sanders and Andrew Silverman Jeffrey and Keri Silvyn

Kevin E. and Sylvia K. Skinner Mark Haddad Smith Darcy Spruce Shari B. and Paul StapletonSmith Bonnie D. Stutzman Laura Sullivan Kris and Humberto Teran AJ Tiedeman Lizette Trujillo Monique and Maritza Vallery Paula J. Van Ness Magdalena Verdugo Frank Vidal Nathan Wade Jack Walsh Dr. Diana L. Webber Richard E. Wegner Peter M. Weiblen Michael D. Wiley Diana Wilson Victoria Hadd-Wissler and Craig A. Wissler Mariposa Wolford Natalie Wright Tricia Yeggy Virginia Yrun and Howard Shore John M. Yoakum

We also wish to thank our donors who have included the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund in their estate planning.

July 2020 - October 2021 Did we make a mistake? We hope you’ll forgive us and let us know by contacting * All or part of this contribution was from funds held by the donor(s) at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) † Deceased


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