GSC Crisis Fund

$5,550
46%
Raised toward our $12,000 Goal
66 Donors
16
days left
Project ends on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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GSC Crisis Fund

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. Throughout the 15 years the GSC has been on campus we have provided resources, support, and community to thousands of women and LGBTQIA+ students here at UT. Although we provide many services, such as a food bank stocked with healthy foods on the go, it still isn’t enough to help students in times of financial crisis.

 

This is why we’ve decided to create the GSC Crisis Fund. This fund is for the gay student who is outed to his parents and all of a sudden is cut off completely, the trans student who has no means to access medical care or the money to change their name on their diploma so it matches the name on their research and resumes, the woman who is struggling to access long term mental health treatment once her sessions at the Counseling and Mental Health Center have run out, and countless other examples of times students have needed a little extra help. With your support, you would be directly contributing to student success, ensuring that all Longhorns thrive and not just survive at UT.

 

If additional funds are raised, they will go directly into the GSC Endowment Account, where the interest will fund the GSC Crisis Fund for years to come.

 

Longhorns at Austin Pride 2018 with Hook 'Em!
Student sorting clothing donations for the GSC Clothing Swap

 

Students and their families celebrating our yearly Lavender Graduation Ceremony
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$25

A Day's Worth of Food

For a $25 donation you can contribute to a student’s food for the day. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$50

Invest in Health

For a $50 donation you can help offset a student’s long term mental health treatment for the semester. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$169

Get Across That Stage

The number of UT Students who walked in Lavender Graduation (UT’s LGBTQIA+ Graduation Ceremony) last year (up from 23 the first year!) Help a student make it all the way across that stage. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$500

Affirm Their Identity

$500 would fund a student’s costs associated with a legal name change. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$1,500

Keep Students Healthy

A hundred dollars for each year that the GSC has been open!!! For a $1,500 donation you can help offset medical expenses for the student in need. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$2,009

Contribute to Change

The Feminist Action Project, a GSC affiliate organization, started in 2009, bringing innovative speakers, panels, and conversations to campus to further gender justice. $2,009 dollars will help a student find housing security in the event that they need to relocate to a new home. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

$5,000

Ensure Longevity

We are hoping this fund will be around for years to come! $5,000 dollars will help Longhorns and this crisis fund for years to come. Any donation to the GSC Crisis Fund gives you membership to the “GSC Superstars Club” and a VIP Pass to the GSC 15 Year Anniversary Sparkle Party in January 2020.

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