$125,000 given to Local LGBTQ+ Charities

Purple Foundation, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, posted its largest-ever annual donation in 2018, giving $125,000 to local charities that help those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Purple’s beneficiaries include AIDS Services of Dallas, Legacy Counseling Center and Resource Center Dallas.

Purple Foundation Presents 2018 Donation

Purple Foundation presents 2018 donation proceeds. From left to right: Brittney Clark, John Moss, Philip Wilmut, Kris Hobson, Sara Fangmeyer, Austin Harris, Chris Huffstutler, Dylan Orrell, Michael Stockton, and Michael Walker. (Not Pictured: Travis Foster and Chad Kraemer).

Purple Foundation President Sara Fangmeyer said, “We are so proud to support these wonderful charities that take care of those in our community who need it most. Each year we’ve been able to consistently increase our donations, which now totals $985,000 since our inception in 2001.”

Purple Foundation produces various dance event fundraisers throughout the year, including Purple Does Dallas Pride and their annual signature event: Purple Party Weekend. Purple also recognized their official liquor sponsor Smirnoff; their production, photography and their promotional partners for being integral to their success in 2018.

Purple Foundation is made up of several board and committee members who volunteer their time and services year-round. 2018 members include:

  • Sara Fangmeyer
  • Chris Huffstutler
  • Kris Hobson
  • Dylan Orrell
  • Travis Foster
  • Brittney Clark
  • Austin Harris
  • Chad Kraemer
  • John Moss
  • Michael Stockton
  • Michael Walker
  • Philip Wilmut

Ms. Fangmeyer added, “I’m thankful for every single person who puts his/her time into Purple Foundation. I work alongside some of the most genuine, kind, talented, welcoming, dedicated people who inspire me to do more and be more. It’s because of our belief in our mission and in one another that we are successful. TOGETHER we truly are making a difference.”

Visit purplefoundation.org to learn more about their 2019 events, including information and tickets for their upcoming Purple Party Weekend in May.