With over 200 guests in attendance, Sandhills PRIDE announced their campaign to create the Sandhills PRIDE Scholarship Endowment at their fundraiser luau on Saturday, September 23.
Neil Gregory, Nick Townsend, Linda Fuller, Robbie Tart, Rebecca Turlington, Judy Mann
The scholarship, which is in its third year, benefits Sandhills area high school seniors who have demonstrated advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and who are committed to equality.
Trisha Cox, Elizabeth Cox
In an enthusiastic response, party goers generously launched the endowment campaign, surpassing the $20,000 goal set for the evening.
The mission of Sandhills PRIDE is “to unite, celebrate, enhance and serve LGBT people, their allies and its organizations by providing social engagement, service, education and leadership in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Sandhills Pride will unite a visible LGBT community; celebrate the freedom and equality of all people; enhance the wellbeing and development of the local LGBT community by contributing to organizations with like-minded purposes; and serve the Sandhills region through social engagement, education, leadership, charity, goodwill, and responsible citizenship.”
John Zopatti, Vanessa Riddle, Vivian Vaughn, Ellen Bass, Michael Edwards
Sandhills PRIDE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Moore County, NC. For more information or to make donations, please visit www.sandhillspride.org.
Robert Costello, Beth Dowd, Andy Pellegrino