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SEBASTIAN DOLLINGER, ETON “Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is something that I have supported since I was 19. I read about their work in a Swedish newspaper and that they were almost out of funds, and I was horrified. So, I donate 500


SEK (approximately $55 USD) every month,

“Among the causes I support, several LGBTQ charities are among my near-

and have been doing

est and dearest. In particular I have come to appreciate and support the

so for the past 14 years.

work of the attorneys at Lambda Legal. They’ve taken on the legal cases

“Forum readers can

that have won rulings supporting gay marriage; workplace and housing

easily help out: start by visiting

non-discrimination; rights for LGBTQ kids; and securing rights for trans-

and get involved in this fantastic charity. I think emer-

gender men and women. This is a time of positive change in America for

gency aid to people affected by armed conflicts, epidemics,

these issues, and these rights must be fought for and won in the courts to

health care exclusion and natural or manmade disasters

become legal precedent.

should stir everyone to help. Every little bit of support—

“My husband and I became aware and got involved with Lambda Legal through Andrew Mitchell (of Mitchell Stores, part of the Forum Apparel

even if it’s just $5 a month—is appreciated because together we make a big difference.”

Group), who has been a tireless advocate for the organization and many other charities. Every year we, and To Boot New York, help Andrew and the Mitchell family sponsor an event called Connecticut Cares, which attracts a great, energy-filled crowd from all walks of life, united in their desire for a more free, more fair America for all, including LGBTQ people.”

BOB CORLISS, ROBERT TALBOTT “The Robert and Audrey Talbott Foundation works with local charities in the Monterey, California area, but for a more global perspective, I’ve always been passionate about the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and ALSAC, their fundraising arm. Those with the smallest voice and the least ability to pay—sick children—are the most noted and cared for at St. Jude. They don’t discriminate at all, and the organization has a global reach. “They started an amazing program called “Thanks And Giving” that, during the holidays, focuses attention on raising money to fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Earlier in my career they partnered with the retail community, and I’ve worked with them when I can ever since. We are looking forward to expanding Robert Talbott’s relationship with St. Jude very soon. “I would encourage Forum readers to support this worthy cause. Cancer research and treatment is expensive, so any time you can, send a donation and support the businesses that support St. Jude during the holidays. It will take $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year and most of those funds must be raised through individual contributions. Visit to contribute and learn more about ways to help them in the fight to end childhood cancer.”


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