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SHE100 issues grants to 5 agencies

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The Chicago-based SHE100, a donor-informed fund for LGBTQ organizations, hosted its annual grants giving event March 13 at Center on Halsted.

Grants ranged from about $880 to $5,000: The Legacy Project, She Crew (a multi-disciplinary journaling workshop for 12-14 year old girls), The 750 Club Apartment Adoption Project (for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness), Silver Fork at Center on Halsted (a culinary training program), and Q-YES (an LGBTQ youth spirituality group).

SHE100 organizers on hand to give out checks were Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry, Brooke Skinner-Ricketts, Maia Lis Benson, Angela Barnes and Nuha Nazy. Amy Bloom was out of town. Bloom, Barnes, Skinner-Ricketts and Benson founded the group.

Pictured from left: Michelle Sanders (Silver Fork), Tracy Baim (750 Club), Jasean D. Purdis (Q-YES), Saulsberry, Alicia Vega (Q-YES), Barnes (partially hidden), Victor Salvo and Carrie Maxwell (Legacy Project), Meredith Montgomery (She Crew), Benson, Skinner-Ricketts, Nazy, and Renauda Riddle (Silver Fork/Center on Halsted).

Photo by Emmanuel Garcia

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