Donate: Campaign for Equity


Equity [ Noun ]

1. The quality of being fair and impartial.  (Equity of Treatment’)

2. The value of ownership. (Our community has significant equity in our building’)

Equity is an important word for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. We work to eliminate the health disparities that harm LGBT people with a goal of health equity for our community. We work to ensure equitable educational opportunities for LGBT youth in Lehigh Valley schools. We advocate for policies that provide LGBT people with legal equity.

We believe in a Lehigh Valley where LGBT people are treated with fairness and dignity and we work to ensure a vibrant, visible, and resilient LGBT community.

Our Campaign for Equity will lead to long-term sustainability and capital growth for Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. Our organization works hard to produce high-quality, leading-edge health, arts, and youth programs for the LGBT community across the Lehigh Valley. The Campaign for Equity seeks to eliminate our mortgage so we can put more of our resources into community programs and services, meaning less of our resources will go toward interest payments. All funds donated toward the Campaign for Equity will be used to pay off Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center's mortgage so that our community will own 100% of our building, and for capital improvements, for our capital reserve. Every donor, every dollar, makes a long-term difference for our community.

Our goal is clear: We want to eliminate our mortgage by the end of 2018. All donors will be listed in our annual report. Donors who contribute $600 or more will be invited to an exclusive donor reception at the conclusion of the campaign. Donors who contribute $1,100, $2,200, or $5,000 or more will be included on a campaign plaque that will be displayed in the center. Donors who contribute $10,000 or more are eligible for naming opportunities in the building. Please email to discuss naming opportunities, or with any questions related to the Campaign for Equity.

Donations may be paid in up to 12 installments over one year. Named gifts may be paid in installments over up to 3 years.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check out to "Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center", write "Campaign for Equity" in the memo line, and send it to: 522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101.

Have you considered donating appreciated shares of stocks or mutual funds instead of cash? Appreciated securities are perhaps the most cost-effective assets to use in making a gift. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings to Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value AND you incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits). Please email

Will your employer match your gift? The following companies and others offer matching gifts, if your employer will match your gift please submit a matching gift request to them to increase your support of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center: Air Products, Allstate, Bank of America, Best Buy, BNY Mellon, Crayola, Dun & Bradstreet, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Highmark, Penn Technology Partnership, PPL, and Verizon

Thank you for your support! 

Campaign Committee:
William McGlinn, Co-Chair
Claire Ippoliti, Co-Chair
Jacob Glessner
Lizabeth Kleintop
Mark Stanziola, Esq.
Adrian Shanker, Executive Director
Oliver Reilly, Development Manager


$86,602.57 raised
GOAL: $215,000.00
Contributions are tax deductible.