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A Farewell Report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado

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Big Something intern Ruby Kimberly put together this report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and its impact on the Pikes Peak Region in particular. She spoke with Director Mary Lou Makepeace, Program Officer Chris Robertson and members of the community as they gathered recently to bid farewell to the staff of the fund, which has had a presence in Colorado Springs since 1994.

 

4 Responses to A Farewell Report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund

  1. amy kaiser says:

    sooooo very good! Indeed!

  2. Mary Heimerman says:

    Thanks so much to the Gay and Lesbian Fund for all the wonderful contributions you have made to Colorado Springs area communities. Thank you for the tangible and intangible.

    It’s sad to see one more decent local organization “consolidated”. I believe this is a mistake, and I’m sorry to see it happen to you too.

  3. Mary Ellen says:

    Great job on this piece. I so appreciate this followup. I hope you’ll check in with The Gay & Lesbian Fund in 6 months in Denver and tell us what’s going on. We’ll need that connection.

  4. terri says:

    Excellent, well edited piece.

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