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Dallas young professionals go back to school to support LGBTQ youth

Dallas young professionals go back to school to support LGBTQ youth

Cathy Vieth, Chad Collom, Amber Griffin
Cathy Vieth, Chad Collom, Amber Griffin Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Daenna Martinez, Noel Pautista
Daenna Martinez, Noel Pautista Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Gary Strunk, Gabriel Dawe
Gary Strunk, Gabriel Dawe Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Guests mingling at YPAC fundraiser
Good conversation was had by all. Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Pink sunglasses at YPAC fundraiser
Pink sunglasses always make a great party favor. Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Quinton Rasberry, Bill Scott
Quinton Rasberry, Bill Scott Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Heather Hall
Heather Hall Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Guests mingling at YPAC fundraiser
The Back to School event raised $10,000. Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Servers with iQuo Productions at YPAC fundraiser
Servers with iQuo Productions provided light bites to party guests. Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
DJ Brandon Moses
DJ Brandon Moses Photo by Jessica Quadra Photography
Cathy Vieth, Chad Collom, Amber Griffin
Daenna Martinez, Noel Pautista
Gary Strunk, Gabriel Dawe
Guests mingling at YPAC fundraiser
Pink sunglasses at YPAC fundraiser
Quinton Rasberry, Bill Scott
Heather Hall
Guests mingling at YPAC fundraiser
Servers with iQuo Productions at YPAC fundraiser
DJ Brandon Moses

What: Resource Center’s Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) Back-To-School Fundraiser

Where: Conduit Gallery

The 411: YPAC held a spirited shindig at the Design District gallery to raise funds for the Resource Center’s Youth First program benefiting North Texas LGBTQ youth. Fueled by Stoli cocktails, Bud Light, and bites from iQon Productions/Bar 10 and the Original Cupcakery, supporters contributed $10,000 to this integral program. In addition to art, guests enjoyed tunes spun by DJ Brandon Moses.

YPAC is a unique giving circle for young professionals (45 and under) passionate about supporting the emotional needs, life skills, and educational advancement of Dallas-area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. Youth First is the only program in North Texas that addresses the challenges LGBTQ youth face with family members, peers, and fellow students. Serving youth and young adults ages 12-18, Youth First equips them with the skills they need to lead an open life.

Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the LGBT communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.

Who: Co-chairs Chad Collom and Cathy Vieth, local artist Gabriel Dawe, Amber Griffin, Quinton Rasberry, Bill Scott, Heather Hall, and Matthew Perry.