We are grateful for our Donors!

May this page serve as our expression of deep heartfelt gratitude to all those who support us, day by day, year after year.

Hundreds of people show up in different ways to keep the Diversity Center vibrant and a central part of LGBTQ+ life in Santa Cruz County. 

Day in and day out folks volunteer in a multitude of ways to keep our various programs thriving. Scores of other people support us through monetary donations. The generosity of hundreds of individuals has been a fundamental part of what has allowed us to keep our doors open for 25 years.

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those who make it all possible

We would like to give special appreciation to the over 90 Major Donors and Foundations who make it possible to provide free and low cost programs for the LGBTQ+ community – specifically youth, seniors, Latinx and transgender people in Santa Cruz County.


Donations of $1,000-$2,499


Alan & Charlene Heit

Alisa Van Dissen & Carolyn Biddick

Anita Elliot

Annie Buerhaus

Betsy Allen & Janet Sims

Bob Katz and Leola Lapides

Cat Heron Steele

Cheer San Francisco

Chris Echavia

Chris Hogeland & Maryanne Rehberg

Chris Weir & Sally Arnold

Clare Sheils & Margaret Leonard

Claudio Schnier

Dana McRae

Gareth & Julie Gill

Janna Doherty & Naomi Silber

Joel Barnes & Antone Sabella

Katherine & Barbara Stone

Larry Friedman & Tom Ellison

Linda Pippin

Lori Giuliiani Patterson

Marile Robinson

Phillip Gomez & Van Boughner

Ron Indra

Ross Bryan

Russell Rolfe

Sandy Skees & Mary Talpas

Sarah Scott

Stella Moreno & Barbara Ingman

Sue Barthol

Sue Ktchin and Johna Tolch

Sunshine Gibbs

Teresa Marlow

UCSC Queer Fashion Show

2 Anonymous Donors


Donations of $10,000+


Appleton Foundation

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

Mike Dively

Monterey Peninsula Foundation

Ralph Alpert

Sandi & Rob Selvi



Donations of $5,000-$9,000


Carlene Hawksley & Nicola Hughes

Charley Kearns & Frank Ching

Debbie King

G. Schulz

Intel Volunteer Grant Program

Randy Brock & Jeremy Turpen

Sharon Keith (in honor of Adam Keith)

United Way of Santa Cruz County

Wayne Crabbs & Mark Zammit

1 Anonymous Donor



Donations of $2,500-$4,999


Ami Ebright

Bob Correa & Denny Carroll

Cynthia Druley

David Balsam & Gilberto Araya

Pat Dellin

Santa Cruz Seaside Co.

Scott Brandt