If you are interested in supporting the Office of LGBT Life and all of the amazing opportunities available to students through our campus organizations, consider donating to the Office of LGBT Life. Donations can be made to the Office of LGBT Life Fund as well as specific, named funds.


If you are interested in developing your own named fund, contact

Perpetuate your lifetime giving by providing for the Office of LGBT Life in your estate plan or by establishing a life income gift. Such contributions not only help ensure the future of supporting LGBT students at Emory, but can also result in financially appealing tax and income benefits for you. For information on bequests and life income gifts, please contact Emory's Office of Gift Planning.

Purpose: The Office of LGBT Life Fund is to supplement the office's annual budget and provide financial support for newly formed programs, such as the Queer Connections mentoring program. Funds are used to purchase resources for the Office's lending library, student computers, and other programmatic needs.


Emory Report, September 2011-Office of LGBT Life takes pride in 20 years of growth and service

Contribute to the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life Fund

(Please note: The office is currently raising funds through the GALA Legacy Fund. Please select "Campus Life" from the drop-down menu for "Select Direction" and "GALA Legacy Fund" from the drop-down menu for "Select Fund.")

Purpose: The Gender Affirming Items Initiative aims to supply Emory students facing financial barriers with necessary gender-affirming clothing, such as binders and tucking underwear, at no cost. 

Alumni and other non-students also play a critical role in the success of this program! Your donation to this fund makes a direct impact on students lives as a donation of as little as $25 can provide a student with a necessary gender-affirming item. 

Contribute to the Gender Affirming Items Initiative

Purpose: The Emory OUTLaw Fund provides funding to maximize professional development for students in the Emory University School of Law as well as provide educational opportunities for the entire Emory community related to sexuality and gender issues in the law.

Contribute to the OUTLaw Fund

Purpose: This fund provides stipends to support leadership opportunities for two LGBT students or allies each year. In keeping with the values of the fund's namesake, recipients will pursue opportunities related to physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual or environmental health.

Emory Report, June 2011-Alumnus honors mentor with leadership fund

Campaign Emory, May 2011-Alumnus Creates Leadership Fund to Honor Mentor

Contribute to the Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund

Purpose: This fund supports leadership opportunities and increases the leadership potential for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender undergraduate students.

Contribute to the J. Michael Aycock Leadership Development Fund

Purpose: This annual scholarship is given to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated leadership to positively impact the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities at Emory University.

Emory Report, March 2010-Scholarship recipient shows his Emory pride

Emory Report, April 2009-Emory junior gets first LGBT leadership scholarship

Contribute to the GALA Leadership Award

To support new and expanding opportunities, GALA has established the Legacy Fund.  Our goal is to raise $250,000.  Specific goals of the Legacy Fund include:

Student Leadership Endowments

Endowments that support the successful J. Michael Aycock and Dr. Daniel D. Adame Student Leadership Funds will be increased. 

LGBT Visibility and Identity Affirmation

The Office of LGBT Life’s current reach on campus is limited to students who seek out support and resources. Unfortunately, many students do not feel comfortable accessing these resources. Digital and print campaigns as well as an enhanced social media presence will provide all students access to education and resources.   Examples include:

  • New: The Emory Wheel Advertisements                
  • Expansion: Queer Discussion Groups                      

Campus-Wide Education

Emory Safe Space is a well-established curriculum to develop awareness, knowledge, and advocacy skills for students, faculty, and staff. Complementary to Emory Safe Space, the LGBTQ-Tips Program will provide campus-wide education on sexuality and gender. Examples include:

  • New: LGBTQ-Tips Program                                                                                          
  • Expansion: Emory Safe Space Program                                    

Leadership and Professional Development

Students consistently seek leadership and professional development opportunities to explore and capitalize on their unique experiences as members of the LGBT community. The demand for these opportunities continues to grow.  Examples include:            

  • New: LGBT Leadership Retreat                                                                 
  • Expansion: Out in Healthcare/Faith/Law/Business              


Gifts can be made online at GALA Legacy Fund.   Please select "Campus Life" from the drop-down menu for "Select Direction" and "GALA Legacy Fund" from the drop-down menu for "Select Fund."  

Pledges, including Legacy Circle donations, can be made over the course of the campaign by contacting Danielle Bruce-Steele at