Volunteers make our world go round!on April 6th, 2011 at 5:13 pm
On March 26, five Alaskan volunteers met to decide which candidates for the Pride Foundation-Alaska scholarship fund will move on to the interview phase of our selection process. This year marks the first year that we’ve had a full committee of Alaskans participating in this part of the cycle! The committee is made up of men and women, straight and gay, from Douglas in the southeast to Bethel in the southwest, from long-time residents to brand new Alaskans, to those who have been involved with Pride Foundation for decades to those who are just learning about who we are.
“It means a lot to me to have my voice be heard as far as how we develop the next generation of leaders in our community and I think it’s really empowering to be part of the process.” -bOo Torres, Douglas, AK
One of the things that makes Pride Foundation unique—and that I love telling people about—is the central role that volunteers play in making funding decisions for our scholarship, grant, and sponsorship programs. We trust that you know what’s best for your community. I’m happy to be part of increasing Alaskans’ connection to Pride Foundation by ensuring that representatives from our state are involved in every part of the process—not only as donors or grant and scholarship applicants, but also as decision makers.
“It means a lot to me to have my voice be heard as far as how we develop the next generation of leaders in our community,” says bOo Torres. She was a Pride Foundation volunteer in Seattle for ten years and decided to continue her service for an eleventh year when she moved to Alaska. “I think it’s really empowering to be part of the process.”
Thanks to bOo Torres, Lucy Peckham, Gayle Schuh, Michael Covone, and Kevin Kristof for donating their time to helping students fulfill their dreams!
If you’re interested in volunteering on our scholarship or grant review committees, please email Tiffany McClain at email@example.com
Visit our scholarship page to learn about the scholarships available to LGBTQ students, straight-ally leaders, and children of LGBTQ parents.
Interested in starting a scholarship fund? Visit our Establish a Fund page.