Identity Needs You!
We need your time, your energy, and, yes, your money to keep offering you are services. Although Identity is supported by grants, we rely on people like you for our day-to-day operations.
FOUR WAYS YOU CAN HELP IF YOU LIVE or WORK IN ALASKA:
Thank you very much for thinking of Identity, Inc. when you plan your workplace giving and permanent fund donations. We sincerely appreciate you.
1. UNITED WAY – WORKPLACE GIVING:
In Health & Human Services write in “Identity, Inc.”
2. ALASKA COMMUNITY SHARE–WORKPLACE GIVING: Simply select Identity,Inc.
3. COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN–WORKPLACE GIVING:
4. ALASKA PERMANENT FUND:
Federal Workers select Identity Inc. (Hooray, we are finally included!)
Identity, Inc.is an approved charity for selection when you apply online for 2009.
If you check that you want your name disclosed to us, we would love to send you
a thank you letter when your contribution arrives at Identity, Inc.
Read on for more information on donating and volunteering.
The Identity GLBTA Fund
A partnership with the Alaska Community Foundation
Supporting a thriving community in Alaska for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and our allies.
The Identity GLBTA Fund has begun as IDENTITY celebrates 30 years serving Alaska’s GLBTA community.
THE FUND IS FOREVER
The fund is endowed, meaning it will grow and its proceeds will be available to Identity in perpetuity. Even if Identity were to go away, the endowment will continue to support our GLBTA community.
THE FUND HELPS IDENTITY NOW
Identity will be able to use some or your entire gift for programs now, if you prefer. If you don’t specify, 40% will be used for current programs and 60% will go to the endowment. Identity’s officers are charged with making decisions on how to direct funds, with the advice of the Identity board of directors. The Alaska Community Foundation Board signs off on Identity officer decisions. If Identity were ever to dissolve, the Foundation Board would manage the fund in support of similar programs for the Alaska GLBTA community.
The Alaska Community Foundation is an excellent partner for Identity, ACF manages over 150 funds for individuals, groups, and non-profits, totaling over $25 million in 2007. ACF invests the funds and charges a very small fee. As a non-profit charity, all donations to ACF are tax-deductible. ACF opffers donors support and advice in charitable giving, and can help guide others to support Identity through the Identity GLBTA Fund. A fund like the Identity GLBTA Fund is a simple and efficient way to build an endowment and create sustainability for our community.
How to Join the Fund
You can support Identity’s programming and the future of GLBTA services in Alaska by growing the Identity GLBTA Fund. Your donations are tax deductible. You are encouraged to give securities, stock, real estate, personal property, partnerships in LLCs—and, of course, cash donations via check and credit card. For detailed information contact the Alaska Community Foundation, 400 L Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99501, 334-6700 or go to the Foundation web site at www.alaskacf.org.
Thank you for supporting the Identity GLBTA Fund
Identity relies on donations to keep running. By donating to Identity, you not only help the community, but you let your voice be heard by becoming a member/donor! Contributions are fully tax-deductible.
$30 - Red Rainbow Donor
$50 - Adopt-A-Day Donor-one day's rent & utilities
$120 (or $10 a month) - Orange Rainbow Donor
$300 (or $25 a month) - Yellow Rainbow Donor
$600 (or $50 a month) - Green Rainbow Donor
$1200 (or $100 a month) - Blue Rainbow Donor
$5000 (or $500 a month for 10 months) - Purple Rainbow
To donate to Identity, download our 216kb PDF form and send it to us, or visit the Gay and Lesbian Community Center and pick up a dontation form there.
You can also donate online through Network for Good's secure donation site. Or, you can find us by going to Network For Good (www.networkforgood.org), entering "Identity, Inc." into the search box, selecting "Alaska" for the state, and clicking the red "search" button. Specify how you'd like your donation to be used, or specify dates for Adopt-A-Day in the "Designation" box.
Support the Community Center
The doors of our Community Center are kept open by folks like you. You can Adopt-a-Day for just $50, ensuring that the lights are on, the rent paid, and that, for that day, GLBT folks have a safe place to come to.
Last year, the Last Frontier Men's Club bought 12 adopt-a-days for $600 for the year. If your club is willing to do something similar this year, I would like to propose that you make it Pride Week or a Pride Month challenge. It would be good publicity for your group while helping the GLCCA!
For more information, contact the GLCCA at
, call 929-4528, or download our Adopt-a-Day form and mail it in to us.
There are several ways to volunteer for Identity:
Volunteer to answer the phone from the comfort of your home one night a month. Volunteers are thoroughly trained and each volunteer has a resource manual with information and referrals. Contact the Helpline at 258-4777 or 1-800-901-9876 or
or call 929-4528.
We're open six hours every day, seven days a week -- completely staffed by volunteers! Volunteer to be a Center volunteer and help keep the GLCCA open. Each volunteer is thoroughly trained to handle one shift a week for three hours. Contact the GLCCA at:
or call 929-4528.
Submit articles, essays, poetry, artwork, and photos to the quarterly newsmagazine. Contact the editor at:
Join in the celebration of Pride every June. The committee starts meeting the fall before and works to put on a fantastic weeklong celebration. Many volunteer opportunities are available. Contact PrideFest at:
or call 929-4528.
Help out at the annual Pride Conference in October of every year. Contact the committee at
or call 929-4528.
To take advantage of any of these volunteer opportunities, the first step is to download and fill out our Volunteer form (16kb PDF file). You can also get started by calling us (907-929-4528) or dropping by the GLCCA at 336 East 5th Ave., downtown.