My name is Tom Elliott, and I was recently elected Board Chair for Campus Pride, the nation's largest, most comprehensive non-profit dedicated to building future leaders and creating safer campuses for LGBTQ people.
I am proud to be the first Board Chair who is also a graduate of the Camp Pride Leadership academy, so this really is full circle for me. I'm humbled at the opportunity to give back to the organization that has given me the skills to be an advocate for the things I believe in.
I know I'm asking a lot - especially this year when so many people are stressed out, out of work, and struggling to get by. But your support is more important today than it has ever been.
Campus Pride has been massively impacted by COVID-19. We have lost more than $100,000 in funding due to cancelled in-person programming. We adapted, as we have for almost 20 years since Campus Pride was founded, and we now offer a range of digital programs to meet the needs of LGBTQ young people where they are today.
I know this is a big goal. $10,000 is a lot of money. But I know we can do it.
I know that you care about making sure LGBTQ students have the resources they need to thrive on college campuses.
Here's some of the things I'm willing to give away, or do LIVE ON FACEBOOK to raise money for this important cause:
$5,500 - GIVEAWAY: $100 Amazon Gift Card
$6,000 - ACTION: Tom sings "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" wearing a Red Nose
$6,500 - GIVEAWAY: Personalized Pet Portrait
$7,000 - ACTION: Tom learns how to be a drag queen with Eddie & Charlese
$7,500 - GIVEAWAY: Campus Pride Swag Bag
$8,000 - ACTION: Tom runs a mile in a Santa onesie while on Facebook Live.
$8,500 - GIVEAWAY: Buff Faye and Tom will sing "Frosty the Snowman" and other holiday songs.
$9,000 - ACTION: Tom will dress like the Elf on a Shelf and will greet people in Boystown/Chicago for half an hour on Facebook Live.
$9,500 - GIVEAWAY: Personal Cameo by Eureka O’Hara - HBO Emmy nominated star of We’re Here and Season 9 & 10 RuPauls Drag Race
$10,000 - ACTION: Tom plunges into Lake Michigan wearing ONLY a Speedo while on Facebook Live.