Thanks to a generous donor, $5,000 has been put in place as a matching gift in support of the USAFA Spectrum Club! Make your gift today and help realize the match in its entirety. Every gift helps in adding up to $5,000 through this fundraising effort!
About the Spectrum Club:
Provides a support network for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Questioning (GLBQ) cadets and allies, and creates an educational experience for all cadets dedicated to the retention, development and commissioning of culturally and socially competent junior officers. Fosters concepts of active leadership, professionalism and respect for human dignity between all individuals with no bias against sexual orientation.
"USAFA changed my life and was fundamental in my business success. But I had to conceal an important part of me from friends and from the military. We have come a long way in acceptance since then, but it is clear we have a long way to go. My goal is to give back to an institution I love by making current cadets' USAFA journey a little easier than the one I had.
Military hardware is required to defend us, but it is the men and women who lead that protect us. By supporting cadet clubs, we can help positively shape their USAFA experience, including broadening their perspectives, supporting them in their struggles and helping to build a broader sense of community. That's what clubs do; that's why we support them."
- Bob McNeal, '77
Your gift will help fund the events and programs of the Spectrum Club. Throughout the year, several times a month, the Spectrum Club hosts speakers and gatherings, which have included the following:
Dr. Brunson from the Cadet Clinic to speak to the club. Dr. Brunson specializes in LGBT health and provided the club with insight on LGBT specific health issues and how to combat them
Dining out event between the USNA and USAFA Spectrum Clubs! Amazing results and discussion on why we must strive for excellence, perseverance, and hope
Annual Blue Alliance Dining event, showcasing the long blue line of LGBT USAFA graduates. Blue Alliance members shared stories of their time as cadets and tips on how to succeed as minority members in the Air Force
Mission Element dinner at the Commandant’s House
“Study Night” before finals to foster a friendly atmosphere geared towards academic achievement.
Private tours of the Stonewall Archives and Museum in Fort Lauderdale and attended Annual Stonewall Gala, in honor of the Stonewall Riots. Cadets served as military ambassadors for LGBT Pride in Service.
Make your gift today and help realize the $5,000 match in its entirety!