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

Alisa Van Dissen & Carolyn Biddick

Andy Shore & Sam Applegate

Amy & David Harrington

Angel Cruz

Anita Elliot

Bob Katz & Leola Lapides

Cecily Ruttenberg

Cheer San Francisco

Chris Echavia

Ciara Harraher & Michael McDonnell

City of Capitola

Clare Sheils & Margaret Leonard

CSF&W Law Firm

Cynthia Leachmore

Dana McRae

Eileen Hamilton

Gail Levine

Gareth & Julie Gill

George Ow, Jr. & Gail Michaelis-Ow

Janna Doherty & Naomi Silber

Jean Marie Scott & Carol Tolbert

Jim Howley & Tony Augimeri

Johna Tolch & Susan Kitchin

Katherine & Barbara Stone

Larry Friedman & Tom Ellison

Linda Pippin

Lori Giuliani Patterson

Paige Rexrod

Paul Fortino, Realtor

Phillip Gomez & Van Boughner

Poetry Santa Cruz

Robin Sanderson

Ron Indra

Russell Rolfe

Sandy Skees & Mary Talpas

Sarah Scott

Shadowbrook Restaurant

Stella Moreno & Barbara Ingman

Sunshine Gibbs

Tammi Blake, Realtor

Teresa Marlow, Realtor

Tony Russomano

The Wedeen Hammer Group at Morgan Stanley

16 Anonymous Donors


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Donations of $10,000+

Appleton Foundation

City of Santa Cruz

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

County Office of Education/MHSA

County of Santa Cruz

Debbie King

Monterey Peninsula Foundation

Ralph Alpert

Yahoo Employees Foundation



Donations of $5,000-$9,000

Arts Council of Santa Cruz County

Carlene Hawksley & Nicola Hughes

Carolyn Hyatt

Charley Kearns & Frank Ching

David Balsam & Gilberto Araya

Dean Maynard

G. Schulz

Intel Volunteer Grant Program

Marile Robinson

Randy Brock & Jeremy Turpen

Rowland and Pat Rebele

Sharon Keith (in honor of Adam Keith)

The California Endowment

Wayne Crabbs & Marc Zammit

1 Anonymous Donor



Donations of $2,500-$4,999

Ami Ebright

Bob Correa & Denny Carroll

Chris Weir & Sally Arnold

Claudio Schnier

Cynthia Druley

Deb Berard

Fairy Godfathers’ Fund, Horizons Foundation

First Christian Church

Hotel Paradox

Kristi Zufall, Stella Media

Pat Dellin

Patrice Boyle, Soif

Santa Cruz Seaside Company

Scott & Michelle Brandt

Sue Barthol

Sutter Health Santa Cruz

United Way of Santa Cruz County

1 Anonymous donor



Amy and David Harrington, Bettie Nice, Bob Correa & Denny Carroll, Bob Katz and Leola Lapides, Catherine Steele, Chris Echavia, Clare Sheils & Margaret Leonard, Claudio Schnier, Cynthia Druley, Dayna Sinopoli, Gail Levine, Marile Robinson, Maryanne Rehberg, Pat Dellin, Ralph Alpert, Randy Brock & Jeremy Turpen, Robin Sanderson, Sue Barthol, Tom Ellison & Larry Friedman, Wayne Crabbs & Marc Zammit