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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Chicago Community Trust Announces The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Fund

The Trust commits $500,000 towards new fund

What:  The Chicago Community Trust, metropolitan Chicago’s community foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Fund at The Chicago Community Trust.  The new fund has been created with grants of $500,000 from the Trust and a $200,000 challenge and operating grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

This endowed fund will address a broad range of needs through strategic philanthropy and grant making to Chicago’s LGBT community and the nonprofit agencies that serve it. The Fund is the first of its kind established by a community foundation in a major metropolitan area in the United States.

Who:     Terry Mazany, president and chief executive officer of The Chicago Community Trust
Prue Beidler, past chair, executive committee of The Chicago Community Trust
James L. Alexander, co-trustee of The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, co-chair of the LGBT fund
Dr. Patrick Sheahan, head of community & corporate social responsibility- Midwest for UBS, co-chair of the LGBT fund

When: May 26, 2010, 5:30-7:30 at the Joffrey Ballet, 10 East Randolph Street. Please rsvp with Eva Penar at

About The Chicago Community Trust
For 95 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to improve metropolitan Chicago. In 2009, the Trust, together with its donors, granted more than $100 million to nonprofit organizations.  From strengthening schools to assisting local art programs, from building health centers to helping lives affected by violence, the Trust continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit the Trust online at

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