The L-Fund rolled Out the Red Carpet for the 4th Annual Gala announcing a new educational aid program that will reach a cross-section of the Lesbian community including veterans, seniors, students and mothers in Coachella Valley.

In presenting this vision, Denise Highiet and Ann Wilson presented a check to the L-Fund’s President, Barbara Carpenter for $10,000, creating the L-Fund Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) to further assist Lesbians in need for educational assistance.  President Barbara Carpenter thanked them and we not only matched the $10,000 at our Gala but raised over $40,000 to jump-start the Education Fund!

We are the only organization of its kind in the entire Coachella Valley and one of very few in the country to offer financial support and assistance to Lesbians in financial crisis and now educational aid.

Since 2012 we have provided scores of women with thousands of dollars in financial assistance and,

we have become an organizational model for other cities throughout the country

We continue to need your support, as our outreach is broadening, so this the call for aid, your dollars make a difference. You can specify where you want your dollars to go, in the “Special instructions to the seller” section please indicate:  Education or Crisis

















Photos by: Corlyce M. Olivieri