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You Can Help

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all of us. In order to provide the vital programs and services that help thousands of community members each year, we rely on the contributions of generous individuals, corporations and foundation sponsorships.

Learn more about all the ways you can help the Center. We appreciate your support!

 
 

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. This nonprofit organization runs on volunteer support like yours, in fact the Center was founded by volunteers. We thank your for your dedication and commitment in helping us to develop a more vibrant LGBT community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Facilities – IT, Maintenance, Handy work, Moving/Hauling Projects, Facilities organization

Events – General assistance with ongoing events including advance planning, staffing, and marketing/recruiting, Special Events Committee

Client Services – (Older Adults Program, Anti-Violence Program, Youth Program) Workshop Presenter, Support Group Facilitator, Drop-in Facilitator, General Program Support

Marketing & Communications – Assist with promoting Center events and activities, Events Ambassador (outreach), filing, website management, newsletters, mailings

Administrative – Data entry, Front desk volunteer, inventory

Advocacy – Organizes and mobilizes the community around social and political issues affecting the LGBTQ community

Fundraising – Grant writing, event host, solicit auction items, grant writing, donor cultivation

*All Volunteers Must be 18 or older.

For specific volunteer positions you can contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Henri Morgan directly at hmorgan@mkelgbt.org.

If you are interested in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact us.

Volunteer Application

Please fill out our online application to begin the process to volunteer for us! 

 
 

Join Our Staff

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s goal is to provide a work environment of inspired professionalism, productivity, and spirit as we serve the LGBTQ+ communities of Greater Milwaukee.

Our staff cares deeply about the work we do and our ability to achieve our vision is in direct accordance with the talent and skills of the people we hire.

There are currently no career opportunities. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center.

Available Opportunities

Open Staff Positions

 
 

Membership

Because of generous members, we are able to provide a healthier, stronger and more vibrant LGBT community. You can help make a difference too. Please consider supporting the Center through a membership. 

A Membership to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center provides an exclusive invitation to our Annual Meeting, voting rights, the Annual Report along with access to the facility and equipment rental (though fees may apply). Please click below to become a member. Simply choose the amount that is right for you. You will be given the option to create recurring payments. All donations are tax-deductible.

Membership Levels

Individual Membership: $35

Family Membership: $50

Sustaining Membership: $120

Youth Membership: $5

Senior Membership: $25

Pay What You Can Membership

 
 

Ways to Give

We strive to develop a culture of philanthropy both within and outside of the Center. The awareness and desire to “give back to community” lies at the heart of philanthropy. The goal of philanthropy is to encourage the LGBT community to assist the Center in developing a sustainable yet diverse contribution stream that helps to deliver superior performance relative to the Center’s mission.

Cash Contributions
To make a charitable gift of cash, you can donate online or mail your contribution to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N Market St, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Matching Gifts
Thousands of corporations in the United States have matching-gift programs that benefit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations such as the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. In these programs, an employee’s charitable contributions are matched by the employer at a certain ratio; for example, a 2:1 ratio would result in the employer making a charitable matched gift of $2 for every $1 the employee donated. Please note those contributions that result in a tangible benefit (such as membership dues or tickets to events) to the employee making the charitable gift are not match-eligible.

Pledges and Recurring Gifts
Other than gifts of cash, two other common methods include pledges and recurring gifts.

  • A pledge has specific beginning and end dates established by you and allows you to make monthly, quarterly, or annual payments; is used to support a capital project that has a defined fundraising timeframe; and may extend from a two- to five-year period.

  • A recurring gift has a beginning but no specific end date, so it has no time limit; allows you to make weekly, monthly, or quarterly payments and is used to support new and existing programs and services as well as general operating expenses. This gift allows you to make a larger annual gift to the Center than you might make with just a single donation.

For both pledges and recurring gifts, you decide the amount of the gift, the purpose, the payment frequency (e.g., monthly, quarterly, etc.) and schedule; and payments of more than $100 may be paid by an auto-funds transfer with a voided check attached to the pledge or recurring gift form.

OTHER CHARITABLE OPTIONS

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Stocks and publicly traded securities are easy to give and offer great tax advantages. You can transfer stock to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center 1) electronically through your broker, or 2) mail the appropriate stock certificates and the signed stock powers for each certificate to the Center. The best stocks to use for charitable giving are securities that have risen in value and that you have held for more than one year. If you make a donation of appreciated securities, you will pay no capital gains tax on this transaction and can deduct the full fair market value.

Estate Gifts
As a supporter of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, you can make a charitable gift by naming us in your will or trust. Leave a lasting legacy, and ensure that your interests in the LGBT and allied communities will be supported beyond your lifetime.

A bequest is the most popular type of estate gift, because anything you leave to a charitable organization will reduce your taxable estate while helping a good cause. You can leave a bequest of money or property to the Center. You can even leave a percentage of your estate or a percentage of the residue to the Center after making provisions for family and friends. For instance, you could leave the Center a bequest of $10,000 or you could leave us 10% of the residue of your estate.

Other estate gifts that the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center would consider include:

  • IRAs as charitable bequests

  • Charitable bequests of savings bonds

  • Gifts of real estate and other personal property

  • Charitable remainder trusts

  • Charitable lead trusts

  • Life insurance policies

If you are interested in learning more about how to support the LGBT Community Center, please contact the Center directly at 414.271.2656.

 
 

Wishlist

In-kind donations help the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center conserve our operating costs and allow us to use those funds for other programs. We are truly grateful to donors willing to provide us with the following items:

Items We Can Use Now

  • Books on gender identity, transgender issues, and resources for children on LGBT topics

  • Dish towels & cleaning supplies

  • Clothing Storage

Items We Can Always Use

  • Bus tickets

  • General office supplies (paper, pens, staples)

  • Non-perishable individual serving food for pantry

Items We Often Dream Of Receiving

  • New facility for a larger Center with increased programming and services

Due to limited storage, please contact us before bringing your donations to the Center to determine how many items we will be able to accept.