The 2nd Annual Stonewall Swim
LGBT News/ On August 21, 2010, 50 Master Level Swimmers will plunge into the Great South Bay to swim from Sayville to Fire Island Pines to raise funds to benefit the Stonewall Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Those sponsoring the swimmers and friends from all walks of life will be on hand to cheer them on as they make their way through the 5 K open water route, and to congratulate them as they emerge at the Swim’s endpoint in The Pines in the 2nd Annual Stonewall Swim.
“The inspiration for many of us lies in combining our passion for swimming and sport with our desire to benefit a group like Stonewall that provides grants to so many LGBT community organizations,” said Bradley Matthews, a Stonewall Swim participant and donor.
Last year, the Stonewall Swim raised $100,000 for the Foundation’s vital work. This year, the swimmers and organizers hope to double their fundraising effort.
“The Stonewall Community Foundation is committed first and foremost to building community and giving all who care about strengthening the LGBT community a chance to contribute to that goal,” said Paula Ettelbrick, Stonewall’s Executive Director.
The Swim will start at 9:00 am, with the first swimmers reaching The Pines around noon.
About the Stonewall Community Foundation
Since inception in 1990, the Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in grants to more than 400 organizations.
Stonewall Community Foundation develops leadership in the NYC LGBTQ community and works with like-minded donors to fund and incubate emerging organizations serving an evolving set of issues. The Foundation’s Stonewall Institute formally trains organizations and key individuals on mission critical skills for running and growing their organizations and offers programs to inspire community members to personal and financial commitments to organizations. Our Stonewall Quarter Share engages and develops the largest young donor group training them on community needs and helping them learn about grantmaking and leadership development and Stonewall Out in Front will annually develop 40 next generation board leaders for the movement.
Stonewall Community Foundation
119 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011-1913