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ACLU Foundation of Colorado Receives Challenge Grant from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado


August 31, 2000

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU of Colorado) recently received a challenge grant and event sponsorship in the amount of $13,000 from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. The grant will support on-going legal work and ACLU chapter initiatives in El Paso County.


ACLU of Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom and governmental restraint. The goal is to protect and defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all Coloradans through litigation, education, advocacy and legislation.

According to Sue Armstrong, Executive Director, "We are very pleased to receive this grant from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. The grant comes at an important time for this organization as we prepare to expand civil liberties activities in El Paso County. We see this grant as an indication that we are on the right track in our commitment to educating and involving the public in civil liberties issues."


"The Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado recognizes that no one's civil rights are protected unless everyone's civil rights are protected," said Jan Brennan, Program Officer at the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado. "Through their education, advocacy and litigation, the ACLU has proven critical to the defense of individual liberties in Colorado Springs. We are delighted to continue our support for this vital work."

The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado is a fund of the Gill Foundation, a private philanthropic organization based in Colorado Springs. The Fund provided over $800,000 in 1999 to support quality community programs in Colorado Springs and throughout the state. For funding guidelines from the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado, please call 719-473-4455 or 800-964-5643.

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