About Us

The 2018 Board of Directors

Barbara Carpenter
Executive Director

Kate Ullman
Board Chair

Sharon Siegel
Treasurer

Annette La Barca
CFO

Denise Petty
Secretary

Maria Fraser
Board Member

Patty Henderson
Board Member

Betty Berrysmith
Board Member

Mei Ling Tom
Board Member

Wanda Moultrie
Board Member
Golf Tournament Chair

Our History:  In 2012 a group of friends asked themselves, “how can we positively impact the lives of Lesbians in our community?” In that moment, the L-Fund was born, acknowledging that Lesbians are underserved by many social service agencies and frequently do not have the same family support as heterosexual women. Our fund operates on values of trust, confidentiality, and integrity. We focus on serving Lesbians in the Coachella Valley, Moreno Valley, Joshua Tree, Yucca Valley and 29 Palms to resolve short-term financial crises, unlike traditional social service or financial aid agencies that deal with long-term assistance. In 2018 we introduced LEAP, the L-Fund Education Assistance Program which assists Lesbians with financial grants for higher education or skilled training.

How we raise funds:  Events such as the L-Fund Gala which is our signature Gala, the L-Fund Golf Tournament on the Dinah Shore Course at Mission Hills Country Club, our official Women’s Pride Dance during Palm Springs Pride weekend, monthly donations, and other generous donations.

We work hard to give financial assistance within 24 to 48 hours of learning of the emergency need. Awareness of the L-Fund continues to grow and more women are turning to us for help. We want to make sure you have the chance to show your commitment in supporting the L-Fund's mission. Your support will help us continue to be there as a visible part of our community, and to helping Lesbians in their time of need.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the L-Fund is to provide resources to lesbians in crisis, to empower lesbians through education, and to celebrate lesbians in community.

Vision Statement:
The L-Fund envisions a future in which members of the Lesbian community will have a reliable resource for emergency financial assistance.

Make a donation today and make a difference!

 
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