Ride For Pride 2013 A HUGE Success!!!
Thank you so much for an amazing day Ride For Pride bikers, support crew, sponsors and donors! We raised over $21,000 for the Gay Alliance! What a wonderful group of people! It was an honor to work with you all!
Gay Alliance Volunteer-of-the-Month
Congratulations to Audet Price for being chosen as the Gay Alliance Volunteer-of-the-Month!
Audet has been a dedicated volunteer with the Gay Alliance for 5 years! He has generously volunteered his time at the Red Ball, Rochester Pride, the Holocaust Exhibit at the JCC, and he is currently an integral part of assisting with the Rainbow SAGE program. His hard work and dedication is much appreciated as his help allows programming to run with ease.
Audet, now retired, used to be the Food and Nutrition Director at Westgate Skilled Nursing Home. Attendees of the Senior Center, SAGE potlucks and the SAGE picnic have most likely benefitted from Audet’s food talents. He often generously supplies delicious goodies for events and sometimes just for the heck of it! Gay Alliance staff members are not likely to forget Santa Claus (Audet) arriving at the Gay Alliance office last December and handing out goodies to all of us, whether we had been naughty or not! What a wonderful holiday surprise and mid-winter pick-me-up!
Audet’s volunteering does not stop at the Gay Alliance. He also volunteers at the Rochester Broadway Theater League, JCC, and the Veterans clinic. When he is not volunteering, Audet enjoys playing cards and games, attending men's coffee groups, cooking, gardening, traveling and helping out friends.
Audet’s willingness to put others first and help out in any way he can is what landed him the spot as the Volunteer-of-the-Month. We are beyond grateful for his dedication and on behalf of the staff and board at the Gay Alliance we thank him for all of his help over the years.
In celebration of our 40th year, Scott, Susan, Kelly, Jeanne, Kat and our wonderful intern, Ashley, wanted to create our own fundraising effort and to be a part of the Forty and Fabulous event!
This month, we honor Kat Wiggall, our Database Administrator. Kat was very excited to hear that the staff had picked year 2013 as our year for the 40 & Fabulous campaign. Kat started working at the Gay Alliance in 2013 after volunteering in 2012 in the office, on the Speaker's Bureau and with the youth program.
"2013 is an exciting year for the LGBT community with so many exciting things happening for us. I'm proud to be a part of this campaign and would like to help the Gay Alliance continue to serve the LGBT community for another 40+ years!"
Kat graduated from Rochester Business Institute in 2007 and has spent most of her time raising her two children. When not busy at home, she has a lifelong history of volunteering for various local community agencies.
Please help us support Kat in her June fundraising effort to ensure that the Gay Alliance will be alive and strong for another 40 years to come! Your support at ANY level is appreciated by so many. Thank you!
Please Support a Rider!
Ride For Pride 2013 is only 2 month away! Please help us reach our goal of $15,000 for the Gay Alliance. Our riders are doing some amazing things this year in an effort to raise interest and awareness. Rider Pam is giving a raffle ticket out to every time someone donates $100. Winner of the raffle will get to choose the color she dyes her hair on ride day! Rider Julie promises to bike in a froofy pink dress if she meets her goal of $500! Click here to select a rider from the list and make their day!
Rider Ed has made a video to share with his friend about why they should support the Gay Alliance . Check it out!