Charlotte LGBTQ Elders formed in 2018 to serve as a resource for LGBTQ elders in our community aged 55+. In 2020, we continue to follow two tracks: (1) Host a monthly program or social event to bring elders together to connect and learn; and (2) Identify and promote programs with aging organizations in our region, and to become a resource for those organizations providing cultural competency training around LGBTQ elders.
Time Out Youth (EIN #56-1755564) has agreed to serve as our fiscal sponsor while we make application for our own 501(c)3 status. This allows us to collect tax-deductible contributions from the public and apply for grants. Once we have status, we plan to work towards becoming a national SAGE Chapter.
Our annual budget is less than $10,000. Expenses: state and federal filing and application fees, social media site fees, workshop presenter fees, space rental for larger events, etc. Income from: personal donations, small project grants and ticketed events.
2020 Steering Committee
Cindy Hostetler, Co-Owner, Care Weavers
Dan Kirsch, Interim Executive Director, The Choir School
Lisa Wallace, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
Leigh Dixon, Parish Administrator, St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Elisa Gregorich, Aging Specialist, Centralina Area Agency on Aging
Cynthia Hogue, Broker/Realtor
Judith A. Jeffries, Community LGBTQ Activist
Shelly Nudell, Community Member
Chris Rudisill, Scholar/Journalist
Stan Schneider, Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, UNC Charlotte
Elena Sepulveda, Public School Teacher, Retired
Brooks Shelley, Director of Marketing, Brand Strategy, and Community Engagement, Aldersgate
Connie Vetter, LGBT Attorney at Law, PLLC
Rhonda Watlington, Retail Support Specialist, Food Lion