Thursday, December 8

WATCH “The Cost of Doing Good: Fundraising for Ohio’s LGBTQ+ Communities” [VIDEO]

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On October 6, The Buckeye Flame and Plexus Education Foundation hosted “The Cost of Doing Good: Fundraising for Ohio’s LGBTQ+ Communities.”

This virtual panel explored how philanthropy within the queer community can have the best impact for advancing social justice. Panelists shared the top areas of need in Ohio LGBTQ+ communities, provided insights and advice for individuals looking to support LGBTQ+ causes and helped make the case for funders to support LGBTQ+ issues.


  • Siobhan Boyd-Nelson, Equality Ohio
  • John Garofalo, Akron Community Foundation
  • Nancy Mendez, Starting Point
  • Moderated by Ken Schneck, The Buckeye Flame

This panel was made possible by the generous support of the Gay Community Endowment Fund & Akron Community Foundation. 🔥

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