Volunteers

Youth OUTright relies upon volunteers who generously donate their time, talents, and energy.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Serve as guest speakers to youth about representative YO at a community events like Blue Ridge Pride
  • Staff fundraising events like Downtown After Five
  • Serve as Board members
  • Fill vital roles on Board committees (Programming, Fundraising, Marketing, Finance, Board Development, etc.)
  • Facilitate weekly meeting
  • Solicit in kind donations from local businesses and service providers
  • Forge community partnerships
  • Serve as social media Ambassadors
  • Create and update resource guides
  • Offer vital professional services like legal advice
  • Spearhead volunteer coordination
  • Chaperone youth events like It’s YO Prom

Volunteer With Us:

Contact jordan.perry@youthoutright.org for volunteer orientation and training.

How You Can Help

Youth Outright depends on people like you to help us make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth. Your tax-deductible financial contribution ensures that we have the financial and in-kind support necessary to provide consistent quality weekly programming, special events and activities, resource development, outreach to gay-straight alliances (GSAs), and advocacy for LGBTQ youth in WNC.

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Our Wish List

Our work is sustained by in-kind donations. Check out our wish list and contact us if you are interested in investing in YO!

In-Kind Donation Wish List

  •     Food and beverages for weekly youth meetings
  •     Printing services
  •     Books and films with LGBTQ characters and themes for our lending library
  •     Marketing and fundraising consulting
  •     Paper products (paper towels, plates, napkins, silverware, etc.)
  •     Photography and videography services

 

Our Allies

Making a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in Western North Carolina requires countless allies. Individuals, corporations, businesses, community organizations, and foundations – who through their tax-deductible donations and in-kind contributions, or professional and community collaborations and partnerships – help Youth Outright advocate, mentor, and support LGBTQ youth throughout WNC.

Thank you to those allies who made our work possible in 2015.

  • Tributes

    Honor of E. Keith Bramlett & Philip Weast • Honor of Janet Bull & Gail Fitzgerald • Honor of Brenda Clark & Carol McCrory • Honor of Steve Cooper & Tommy Burden • Honor of Stephen DerMargosian • Honor of Mari-Jean Faucett • Honor of Gregory Hinson & Peter D’Angio • Honor of Kevin Lumbert & Greg Froom • Honor of Scott Parker & Todd Wallenius • Honor of Sharon Rohrer • Honor of Rachel Salinger & Trish Stroupe • Honor of Tucker Schombs • Honor of John Semingson & Keith Cole • Honor of Jules Smith & Milly Morrow • Memory of Don Smith • Memory of Stephan DerMargosian, Sr. • Memory of Adelaide Daniel Key • Memory of Luke Deal • Memory of Joan Martin • Memory of Rocco Patt • Memory of Marlene Perry •
  • Benefactors ($1,000 +)

    Anonymous (2) A Visual Link Alliance for Full Acceptance Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund Asheville Downtown Association/Downtown After Five Dr. David Berkey & Jack Lowell Brigid Burns Photography E. Keith Bramlett & Philip Weast Bank of America Carolina Chair Co. Cathedral of All Souls • The Chaddick Foundation • Christowerks • Community Foundation of Henderson County, General Grant • Community Foundation of Henderson County, Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund • Daniela Mandel Fund • Stephen DerMargosian & Matthew Clark • Dr. Clay Eddleman & Richard Cooke • Clarence & Mari-Jean Faucett • Linda Faucett & Suzy McKibben • Food Experience • Freeman Foundation • Gamma Mu Foundation • Greenlife Grocery • Jennifer Harris & Adrianne Gordon • Christine Kane & Mickey Gamble • Lise Kloeppel • Brian May & Scott Merrill • Mission Health • PLI (Plasticard Locktech International) • The Palette Fund • Maggie Smith • TD Bank • Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville • Wells Fargo Bank •
  • Patrons ($500 – $999)

    Anonymous • Anurja Web Design • Asheville Citizen-Times • Asheville Prime Timers • Bank of America Matching Gift Program • Jim Bixby • Vicky Blanche-Young & Kim Mannine • BOLD LIFE/VERVE • Michael Brodnax & Anthony Schlarb • Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective • Jim Faucett & Gary Giniat • First Congregational Church of Hendersonville • David Greiner • Ray Griffin & Thom Robinson • Ralph Lambert • Dr. Heon Lee • Metro Wines • Doug & Pat Jarvis • Jubilee Community Church • LEAF Festival • Make Noise • Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty • Mountain Xpress • Anneliese Schombs-Fish • SunTrust Banks •
  • Partners ($250 – $499)

    Phillip Broughton & David Smith • Cantaria: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Asheville • Charlotte Street Computers/Asheville Community Theatre • Brenda Clark & Carol McCrory • Ellen Clarke & John Byrd • Timothy Daly • James Dennis • Spence & Carol Duin • Ronald English • Richard Fast • Robert Griffin & Ron Clemmer • Stewart Griffin & Raymond O’Neill • Eric Hardy • Harvey Jenkins • Jewels That Dance • Make Noise • Father John E. Merchant • Kent Mettle • O’Henry’s • Chad Parker & Robert Weed • Renaissance Asheville Hotel • Judy Rudolph & Susan Smith • Lorena Russell & Kathryn Hancock • Phillip & Patricia Smith • Gina Trippi • Toy Boat Community Arts Space • Bernard T. Wall • Wolf Creek Adventures
  • Supporters ($100 – $249)

    Shiner Antiorio • Renee Baker & Anne Marshall • Jamarcus Batts • Jennifer Beasley • Ken Betsalel & Heidi Kelley • Susan Blexrud • Blue Ridge Community College Drama Dept. (The Laramie Project) • Chris Brouwer • Church of the Holy Spirit • Grace Campbell • Joanne & Dudley Cate • James Cavener • Jean Cassidy • Yvonne Cook-Riley • Jeffrey Crawford • Bray Creech & Dustin Rhodes • Jenni Davidson • Mike Di Paola • Robert Eaton & James McPherson • Muriel Edens & Michael Oppenhein • Edison Craft Ales & Kitchen • Mike Figura • Philip Fleet • David Frechter & David Stewart • GayAshevilleNC • Byron Greiner • Stephen Griffin • Veronika Gunter • Larry Hamilton • James Harrison • Haywood Street Congregation • Burt Hellman • • Grant Hellyer & Carl Gibbons Stephen Hendricks • Lyndi Hewitt & Matthew Corzine • Highland Brewing Company • Susan Hill • Jana & Bill Humleker • Patricia James • Richard Janikowski & Phyllis Betts • Jason Jones • Patsy Keever • Susan Kettren & Barb Ogle • Alfred King & Kenneth Thornton • Bruce Koloseiki • Kelii Krueger • Land of Sky UCC • Laura & Doug Lane • Peter Mangone • Cordelia Mayer • Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café • Manifest Counseling Collective • Lyn McFarland • Paula McKenna • Eileen McMinn • Sue McPherson • Doug Michaels • Deborah Miles & Mark Rudow • Sophie Mills • Over the Rainbow • Jack Parsons & Leland Derryberry • Karin Peterson • PFLAG Flat Rock/Hendersonville • Patricia Robertson • Amy Schmidt • Lance Scruggs • Randy Siegel • Peter Smith • Philip & Patricia Smith • Ann & Farley Snell • William & Jane Stanhope • Rachel Stein • Dot & Joseph Sulock • Richard Sunshine • Heather Laine Talley • Lee Crayton • Tryon Distributing • Pamela Turner • Ultimate Ice Cream • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville/Youth Poetry Slam • Vinnie’s Italian Restaurant • WNC Leathermen • Tim Wallace & Dale Stacruz • Walton Law Office • Milton Warden & Carolyn Shorkey • Joseph Warnicki • Vicky & Gary Weiner • Jude Welsh • Todd Wheeler & Chris M. Smith • Renѐ Wilson & Deborah Richter
  • Friends

    Anonymous (4) • James & Joyce Abeles • Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. • David Bailey & Larry Russell • Banks Mountain Farm • Battery Park Book Exchange • Jennifer Beck • Black Bear Coffee • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza • Dennie Boettcher • Ellen Brosbe • Harry Brown • Bruisin’ Ales • Deborah Burns • Catherine Buttler • Ian Cage • Judith Campbell • Leonard Capodice • Suzanne Carlin • Raymond Carter • Russell Cate • Richard Clodfetter & Ron Joyner • Teresa Connell & Leigh Ann Peterson • Lianie Covington • Zeek & Caroline Christopoulos • Francis Cullinan & Baker Smith • Sonia Doyle • James Dye • David Eck & Gary Mitchell • Rosie Eisenberg • Jim Engelman & Claire Witherspoon • Epic Theatres of Hendersonville • Elizabeth Eve & Kathryn Cartledge • The Eye Center/Paul Endry • Fine Arts Theatre • Johanna Finkelstein • Fired Up! • Curry First • Dick Fischer • Joan Foster • Tony Franco • Full Circle Salon • Robin M. Funsten • Judith Futch & Paul Smith • William Gambacort • Cynthia Gavin & Gail Fitzgerald • Marcia Ghidina • Monroe T. Gilmour • Carol Goins • Randee Goodstadt-Evans & Gary Evans • Grateful Yogi • Ann Harris • Braden Harvey • Michael Hayes & Mary Scott Hayes • James Hilderbrandt & Don Jettas • John & Jane Hilliard • Browne Hollowell • Anne Houle • George Hunker & Alberto Colonia • Carole Huston & Dr. Annette Martin • Ingles Store #5 • Morgan Jackson • Barbara Jane Harden Jones • Jongo Java • Laura Kallus • Carolyn Kayne • Kristen Ketcham & Natalie Bushman • Marylen Langhart & Diana Quinn • Katie Levy • Ron & Linda Larsen • Julie Lehman & Michael Poulos • Sandra Lemke • Jody Bennett Light • Make Up @ the Grove Arcade • Mantis Gardens • Jasmin Martinez & Kirsten Campbell • Mast General • Joan Maxcy • Judith McClain • Merrimon Florist • Melissa Michos & Lynn Hey • Mountain Zen Shiatsu • Joel Murray • Neo Burrito • Noel Nickle • Barbara Panetta • Rebecca Petruck • Sarah Pickens • Wilma Pomerantz • Ilene Procida • April & David Pryor • Lynn Rapp • Beverly Reddick • Phyllis Robertson • Pat Scherer & Sylvia Pardo • Amy Schmidt • Katherine Sloan • SisterCare WNC • Judith Smith • Gordon & Rachael Smith • Lee Ann Smith • Elizabeth Snively • Soul Infusion • Marsha Springs • Martin & Barbara Stickle • Chloe Stuber • Sarah Sullivan • Thomas Sullivan • Michele Tellier • Robert Tomasulo & Mike DiPaola • Leslie Torgow • True Confections • UNCA Drama Department • Carlos Vargas • Cathy & Jim Walgenbach • Carolyn Wallace • Ann Weber & John J. Quigley • Kathy Weisfeld • Linda Wells • Ashley Westmoreland & Katherine Sloan • Mary Ruth Willis • Willow’s Dream • Richard Woods • Suzette Wote • (Financial and in-kind support since April 2013.)

Community Partners

Thank You!

It truly takes a village to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth in WNC. Our community partners are indispensable allies.

First Congregational United Church of Christ (http://www.uccasheville.org/) provides our youth with a safe and welcoming space for weekly meetings.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (http://uuasheville.org/) hosts our Board meetings.

Grant Funders


Freeman Foundation