The LGBTQ Community Services Center of The Bronx, Inc.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Community Services Center of The Bronx, Incorporated (the "Bronx LGBTQ Center") is a new not-for-profit organization founded in The Bronx whose purpose is to provide a safe space for all LGBTQ individuals in The Bronx and surrounding areas to meet, gather, socialize, and receive support and services from other organizations; to conduct outreach and provide educational programs for its members, the community-at-large, and the public; and to advocate on behalf of issues important to the LGBTQ community.
We are diligently working toward raising the funds necessary to secure an operating space and begin serving the needs of our communities within The Bronx and surrounding areas. The monies raised by our events will be used in furtherance of our mission, which is stated in the first paragraph.
We are actively seeking people who are interesting in helping us serve the community and need as much help as possible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to help out, or call 347-LGBT-BX1.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. WHY ARE TICKETS SO EXPENSIVE?
A. These events are fundraisers, not just a party for everyone to attend. In order to raise the monies required to build and operate a new community services center that will serve the needs of the LGBTQ community, we need to bring in the money required for us to do so. We must cover all of our expenses and then pull in additional money to ensure our operational survival.
It will take approximately $60,000 - $100,000 to open and fund a new center for one year, and that is the amount of money we're seeking to raise before opening in a new space. This does not include any payments to employees; it is just for rent, utilities, equipment, and other expenses in beginning to provide services to the community, which are all additional expenses that must be paid for, as well.
Q. WHO IS GETTING THE MONEY?
A. The money goes to the newly-incorporated Bronx Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Community Services Center, Incorporated; the corporate entity that was formed in order to set up and run the new community services center in The Bronx, whose mission statement is printed above. All funds will be used in furtherance of the Bronx LGBTQ Center's mission.
Q. IS THE CENTER REGISTERED?
A. Yes, we are a registered New York State Not-For-Profit corporation seeking 501(c)3 tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, governed by all the applicable laws of such non-profit organizations operating in New York State.
Q. WHY IS THERE NO SPACE?
A. We are a brand-new organization formed after the fall of the old Bronx Community Pride Center. No one from the old Bronx Pride Center is involved with our new organization. We are currently in the midst of raising the funds required to open in a new space, which as describe above required between $60-$100k.
Q. HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED/HELP OUT?
A. Contact us here on this page (send us a message), e-mail email@example.com or call (347) LGBT-BX-1
Q. WHAT'S THIS ABOUT MEMBERSHIPS?
A. The new Bronx LGBTQ Center is a membership-based organization. Individuals and Families can purchase a membership in the new center, which gives them the right to vote during annual membership meetings. More information about Memberships, pricing, types, levels, and amounts will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.
Bronx LGBTQ Center's Founding Membership Meeting 4/13/13 4PM - 6PM
The founding meeting of the membership of the Bronx LGBTQ Center. Open to the public. Members (as well as non-members) may attend the...
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