Today, philanthropist and author #MacKenzieScott made the announcement of a major gift to #PFLAG as part of her commitment to the #GivingPledge; we are grateful for her generosity, and proud to be included among many worthy organizations working to make a positive impact in the world.
Like all of you, Ms. Scott believes in PFLAG’s vision of a #diverse and #inclusive world. And, like all of you, she believes in the work that PFLAG National is doing to achieve that vision: She believes in the strength of our small but mighty staff, the diversity of our leadership, the impact of our support, education, and advocacy programs, and the reach of the PFLAG Chapter Network.
This critical gift–an Impact Grant–comes at a crucial time. Like all nonprofits, PFLAG was hit hard by the #COVID19 pandemic. This hit, plus fending off several years of dangerous and damaging anti-LGBTQ+ policies at the local, state, and federal level, has been challenging for our organization. This Impact Grant will help us work to undo the damage, and create new resources for a diverse array of families. Thanks to Ms. Scott’s generosity and that of all of our members and supporters we will strengthen our infrastructure, grow our staff, build new programs and–most crucially–help support LGBTQ+ people and their parents and families, as well as support and bring new allies along to the fight for LGBTQ+ affirmation and equality.
As we look toward the future, including our 50th anniversary year in 2023, we know that our PFLAG family–to which we now welcome Ms. Scott–is with us, every step of the way.
Thank you to MacKenzie Scott, and thank YOU for being a part of PFLAG, a place where all families belong.