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Purple Foundation 2017 Donation

Purple Foundation presents its 2017 yearly donation at AIDS Services of Dallas’s Hillcrest House. From left to right: Tina Payne, Austin Harris, Sara Fangmeyer, Philip Wilmut, Blake Baker, Katie Barnes, Dylan Orrell, Michael Walker, Chris Huffstutler, and Kris Hobson. (Not pictured: Travis Foster and Michael Stockton) © Photography by Chris Huffstutler (chrisandhiscamera.com)

What a year! In addition to record breaking sales and amazing attendance at all of our events throughout the year, we were able to sponsor more events than ever before throughout the year for our beneficiaries: ASD’s “No Tie Dessert & Dinner”, Legacy Counseling’s “Be An Angel Event”, and Resource Center’s monthly GayBingo, “Toast to Life”, and their “Back to School” event. We’re proud to announce that Purple Foundation’s 2017 year-end donation totals $110,000! Thank you to:

Our sponsors, Bud Light, Smirnoff, Scruff and Yuppie Boy
Our promotional partners
Our talent, performers and production staff
Our board, committee and volunteers
…and of course, you!

Without your support we wouldn’t be able to make a difference of the LGBT community in the DFW metroplex, and for that, we are all truly grateful. Here’s to a bigger and brighter 2018!

About Purple Foundation

Purple Foundation is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2001 by Saul Flores and a group of great friends. With donated proceeds of more than $860,000, Purple Foundation has become an invaluable source of revenue for local charity organizations whose work reflects our mission.

Our Beneficiaries

AIDS Services of DallasAIDS Services of Dallas
The mission of ASD is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. ASD’s mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS, and for economically disadvantaged people.

Resource Center DallasResource Center Dallas
Resource Center Dallas is the primary lesbian,gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS service organization in North Texas. The Center offers many LGBT services to the community and operates one of the largest LGBT Community Centers in the United States. The Community Center is home to a variety of community organizations and serves over 50,000 people each year through its programs and services.

Legacy Counseling CenterLegacy Counseling Center
The mission of Legacy Counseling Center is to provide affordable and quality mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and special care housing services to people in the North Texas area who are impacted by HIV/AIDS.