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Gay Community Endowment Fund Stories

The Gay Community Endowment Fund is helping charitable people and nonprofits impact the LGBT community in Summit County. Here are some of their stories.

imageGrant supports mentoring program for LGBT students »
A grant from GCEF is supporting the QUEST mentoring program at Kent State University, which pairs LGBTQ students with a supportive adult role model to help them navigate social and academic challenges. The program focuses on newly “out” students, students of color, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who studies show are more likely to have difficulty transitioning to college.

imageOut in Ohio Tour offers look at LGBT landscape »
GCEF Board Chair Cindy Christman attended the two-day Out in Ohio Tour in Cleveland. Organized by the Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the event was an opportunity for funders to get immersed in local culture and gain an understanding of the experience of LGBTQ people in our community. 

imageGCEF awards first scholarships »
GCEF is proud to announce our first three scholarship recipients: Natalie Conrad, Marcus Wilde and Julie Boylen. Each is making a positive difference in the local LGBT community.

imageGay Games 9 brings pride to Northeast Ohio »
Gay Games 9 was our chance to shine, and we did in a blaze of glory. Medals were won, some records were broken, parties lasted well into the early morning hours to celebrate the day, and friendships were made that will last a lifetime.

image2014 annual meeting draws crowd »
Nearly 125 people joined the Gay Community Endowment Fund in celebrating another year of positively impacting the LGBT community at its 2014 annual meeting.