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LGBT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
IN THE ARTS, DESIGN & EDUCATION  

Celebrating the Life of ANITA PRIEST
and Providing Opportunities to our
Community

With the common goals of Leadership &
Empowering the LGBT community through Art,
Design & Education, Unity Coalition|Coalición
Unida is proud continue the legacy of Anita Priest
and the Whispering Angels Foundation, by
spearheading the Anita Priest Memorial
Scholarship, ongoing.

Established in 2007 in memory of her later
partner, renowned Interior Designer Anita Priest,
the “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship
program founded by Sandra Holiday, is a legacy
program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT
community to advance their education in the area
of Design & the Arts, and now - Education.         

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first
& only organization for the Latinx| Hispanic|LGBTQ
Community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
questioning) - advancing Equality & Fairness
since 2002
.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

- You must be a resident of the U.S. & attend
school in South Florida.

- Submit a completed and signed application.  

- Recent photo or digital photo in jpg, gif, or bmp
format

- Most recent academic transcript to be sent by the
school by e-mail or by mail

- At least two and no more than three letters of
recommendation (At least one of these must be
from an individual familiar with your academic
work (no family members)

- A scan of Driver’s License / State Issued ID  

- I authorize the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial
Scholarship Committee to review and discuss my
grades & other information concerning me that are
maintained by my school or submitted by me for
consideration, or of public record.

- Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve a
12 month Junior Board member position on
UC|CU, to foster & encourage Community Service,
Leadership & involvement – ongoing.

- Winning applicants are awarded a $500 to
$2,500 Scholarship for tuition expenses related to
Design, the Arts or Education, paid directly to the
school.


ELEGIBILIDAD DE BECAS
Las solicitudes de becas serán revisadas por
Coalición Unida (UCU), y los ganadores serán
seleccionados por UC|CU con base en méritos y
calificaciones.

- Debe ser residente de los EE. UU. y asistir a la
escuela en el sur de la Florida.

- Presentar una solicitud completa y firmada.

- Foto reciente o foto digital en formato jpg, gif o
bmp. Transcripción académica más reciente
enviada por la escuela por correo electrónico
o por correo. Al menos dos y no más de tres
cartas de recomendación (al menos una) de
estos debe ser de una persona familiarizada con
su trabajo académico (sin miembros de la familia)

- Un escaneo de la licencia del conductor / ID
emitida por el estado

- Autorizo ​​al Comité de becas de UC|CU Anita
Priest Memorial revisar y discutir mis
calificaciones y otra información sobre mí que
mantiene mi escuela o que presento para su
consideración, o de registro público.

Los beneficiarios de las becas serán invitados a
ocupar un puesto de miembro de la Junta Junior
de 12 meses en UC|CU, a fomentar y alentar el
servicio a la comunidad, el liderazgo y la
participación.

- Los solicitantes ganadores reciben una beca de
$500 hasta $ 2,500 para los gastos de matrícula
relacionados con el diseño, las artes o la
educación, pagados directamente a la escuela.
ANITA PRIEST 1918-2006                                                    
Photo: courtesy of Terence Nelson



Anita Priest was born & educated in New York during the Depression. She overcame many obstacles in her life
and was one of the first women to volunteer and join our country’s Women’s Army Corp. She served four years as
an Officer in the WACS during WW11.

Her flair for design came from her grandfather who designed costumes for the famous Flo Ziegfeld, her Mother
modeled his creations.

She attended New York’s New School for Social research, took courses at the Chicago and New York schools of
Design and also spent a summer studying at the Sorbonne in France.

In the 1950’s she moved to Miami, Florida where her Interior Decorating career began. She was an in-house
designer at first and then branched out to open her own business. Her studio & accessory shop was in Bay
Harbor and called Accent’s Unlimited.

She was way ahead of her time and had many clients including Judges, Politicians, Celebrities and local
Notables. The famous Architect Morris Lapidus wanted her on his team, but she had bigger ideas.

In 1962, she founded the School for Interior Decoration and Design and opened her first school on Miami’s
famous Decorator’s Row. Soon after came a second school in Fort Lauderdale.

Her mission in life was to help others. Many of her students went on to be well known designer’s in their own
right. She changed the lives of many!
Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Priest was included in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s who of
Florida Women and Barron’s International Edition of Who’s Who in Interior Design. In 1994 she was recognized
as Woman of the Year by the Gay community with a Dixie award.
She was a past President of what is now ASID and pioneered many professional organizations.

Besides teaching at her own school she also taught at Miami-Dade Community College, Florida Atlantic
University and the University of Miami.
Her thriving design career spanned over forty years. She created many memorable and prestigious spaces,
private homes, famous restaurants, clubs and condominiums including models for local well known builders.
When she retired she continued to lecture at various institutions and was a frequent guest lecturer for Cunard
Steamship Line.

Anita’s amazing zest for life came to an end in 2008.

She may be gone but her legacy lives on in all of those she touched with her wit and wisdom. She was greatly
loved and would be so honored knowing that her Scholarship will help a talented, passionate student in design
and the Arts realize their dream as she did hers.

SANDRA HOLIDAY
Founder, Anita Priest Whispering Angles Foundation


Born & educated in London, England. Sandra Holiday has been a resident of the USA since 1974.

Trained as a Professional Championship Ballroom & Latin American dancer, Sandra taught dance in
London for 10 years as well as performing with her dance partner Geoffrey Clapham on cruise ships based in
New York. After returning to London, her career brought her back to the USA where she continued teaching.

In 1985 while living in South Florida she partnered with Anita Priest both personally & professionally. For 23 years
Sandra was the project manager for the Anita Priest Interior Design Co. and the Administrator for her successful
school for Interior Decoration & Design.

Sandra established the ANITA PRIEST “Whispering Angels” Memorial Scholarship Foundation, a legacy
scholarship in memory & honor of her. Anita’s mission in life was to help people, as she had overcome so much
in her life.

Sandra has a dream that one day she will be able to help more members of the LGBT community continue and to
advance their dreams in the Design & Arts fields. The possibilities are endless.
DANIELLE BONITA RODRIGUEZ
Danielle Bonita Rodriguez is the 2015 Recipient and is attending Nyack College.
She made the deans list & is graduating with a 3.00 average. She is studying to be a teacher.

"The Anita Priest scholarship helped me afford to attend a Christian school where I am able
to challenge the perception of the LGBT community daily!"                 


JOVAN KALA HANNAH
Jovan Kala Hannah graduated from New World School of the Arts (High School), where he focused on his
Musical Theatre performance. He has been professionally and classically trained at New World, and was
recently seen in “Curtains”, “The Exonerated”, and “GOD”. After suchrigorous training at New World, Jovan
auditioned for several of the top colleges and universities around the country, and after careful consideration,
he decided to enroll to Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where he is expected to major
in Stage Management, and possibly declaring a second major which he has not selected.


ALBERTO PARRA
ALBERTO PARRA is the 2010 recipient & is studying Interior Design at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100%
funded by events, private donations & grants. We are
100% staffed & managed by volunteers.

Everything that comes in, goes right back out for
programming
, community building, leading &
assisting our LGBTQ community, and is
TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the full extent of the law.



MENTOR Level –$5,000.
-        Funds up to 4 scholarships in our community.
-        Entitles you to 2 tickets to
annual GALA,
and name recognition on our website & related
materials.



GUARDIAN Level –$2,500.
-        Funds up to 2 scholarship in our
community.
-        Name recognition on our website & related
materials.



FRIEND Level –$500.
-        Helps to fund scholarships in our community.
-        Listing on website.







ANY AMOUNT YOU GAN GIVE, WILL HELP
AN LGBT I
NDIVIDUALS TO FULFILL THEIR
DREAM
S.                                    Thank you!

NICHOLAS COWDEN
Currently enrolled in Ballet Theater’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, our 2016 Scholarship Recipient has already
exceeded most expectations and accolades as part of the American Ballet theatre.

"Scholarship Programs such as the Anita Priest Memorial Scholarship, allow LGBT students to pursue careers
and studies that might not otherwise be available. It is a source of inspiration to receive this scholarship and I
hope to inspire others to realize that dreams can become
reality."
                                                                                                                  
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS |
PROGRAMAS DE BECAS
NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS in
COSMETOLOGY for the So. Fla. LGBT
COMMUNITY

BEAUTY SCHOOLS of AMERICA &
PALM BEACH ACADEMY of HEALTH &
BEAUTY
A very unique partnership has been created to
support the Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender
community in South Florida through the offering
of career focused Institutional Grant Scholarship
directed to individuals selected to participate
through this partnership.

Qualified recipients who meet the admissions
criteria as stated in the BSA official catalog and
chosen by the receiving entity, will be
interviewed by the Admissions and Financial Aid
departments at BSA to finalize the enrollment
process into the field of choice.

Qualified Recipients must:
• Complete a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid.
• Demonstrate Financial Need
• Have legal permanent residence, or US
citizenship.
• Provide BSA with a valid High School Diploma
or GED. (Foreign high schools accepted as long
as they are accompanied by an evaluation and
translation which indicates that it is equivalent
or higher to a high school diploma in the U.S.).
• Not be in default on a federal loan or owe a
federal overpayment with the Department of
Education.
• Graduate by graduation date as indicated on
the original BSA Enrollment Agreement.
• Follow all school policies and procedures as
stated in the BSA catalog.

School catalog may be found at:
www.bsa.edu/catalog.
Four (4) total scholarships to be awarded from
the following programs:
(1) One scholarship for the Massage
Therapy program (754 hours).
(3) Three scholarships from the programs
listed below.

 Cosmetology (1200 hours)
 Barber (1200 hours)
 Spa Therapy (1054 hours)
 Full Specialist with Salon Management (900
hours)
 Comprehensive Facial and Makeup (900
hours)
 Electrolysis and Laser Technician (650
hours)

2- Duration of Scholarship:
Must be redeemed no later than sixty (60) days
after the award date.
One-time award for completion of (1) one
program.
Scholarship is non-renewable and non-
transferable.
3. Notification Procedure:
Unity Coalition must provide scholarship
recipient’s full name, program of choice, and
confirmation of their eligibility.

SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Scholarships applications will be reviewed by
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), and
awardees will be selected by UC|CU based on
merit & qualifications.

- Qualified individuals who meet the
admissions criteria, as stated in the BSA official
catalog and chosen by UC|CU, will be
interviewed by the Admissions department at
BSA to finalize enrollment process into the fields
of choice.

Candidates must:
- Provide BSA with the High School Diploma or
GED. (Foreign credentials accepted as long as
they are accompanied by an evaluation and
such indicates that it is equivalent to a high
school diploma in the U.S.).
- Graduate within the normal time frame
according to the schedule chosen and as stated
in the enrollment agreement
- Follow all school policies and procedures as
stated in the BSA catalog.
School catalog may be found at:
www.bsa.edu
ELEGIBILIDAD DE BECAS
Las solicitudes de becas serán revisadas por
Coalición Unida (UCU), y los ganadores serán
seleccionados por UC|CU con base en méritos
y calificaciones.

Las personas calificadas que cumplan con los
criterios de admisión, tal como se indica en el
catálogo oficial de BSA y elegido por UC|UC,
serán entrevistadas por el departamento de
Admisiones de BSA para finalizar el proceso de
inscripción en los campos de elección.

Los candidatos deben:
- Proporcionar BSA con el Diploma de Escuela
Secundaria o GED. (Las credenciales
extranjeras aceptadas siempre que estén
acompañadas de una evaluación y tal indica
que es equivalente a un diploma de escuela
secundaria en los Estados Unidos).

- Graduar dentro del plazo normal de acuerdo al
horario elegido y como se indica en el contrato
de inscripción
- Siga todas las políticas y procedimientos de la
escuela como se indica en el catálogo de BSA.
El catálogo de la escuela se puede encontrar
en:
www.bsa.edu
UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA awards 50k in LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS

Miami, Florida- May 2017… One of the most effective ways to empower our LGBT Community is through Leadership & Education. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), the first & only organization for the Latinx|
Hispanic|LGBT Community - offering Leadership, Education & Empowerment since 2002, is proud to award FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS of Scholarships so far this year, specifically geared towards the South
Florida LGBTQ Community.

With the common goals of Leadership & Empowering the LGBT community, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) is proud to announce a Community
Partnership with Beauty Schools of America (BSA) and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty (PBAHB). Full Scholarships, valued at over sixteen thousand dollars each, were awarded for Cosmetology
degrees at BSA and PBAHB, offering career focused institutional grants to ORLANDO CARTIER-SANCHEZ, LEXANNA AMNELL, ARIANNA LINT. Also, DIAMANTE JONES is our 2017 Anita Priest memorial Scholarship
recipient for the Arts, Design & Education. Jones will also join our UC|CU Board as a Junior Associate as part of our program of assisting and developing the next generation of Community Leaders.
Please join us in CONGRATULATING these wonderful individuals!

“UC|CU is always looking for opportunities to give our community the leadership, inspiration & tools to do better and rise. Our partnership with Beauty Schools of America and the Palm Beach Academy of Health and
Beauty is exactly the type of projects we enjoy the most – empowering our LGBT community though education, leadership & opportunities.”  -Herb Sosa, president – Unity Coalition|Coalición  Unida        

“We are thrilled to partner with the UC|CU on this program. The goals of BSA are to Empower, Educate and Give Opportunities to the LGBT community... and to make the world a bit more beautiful!  - Maritza Bedoya,
Chief Operating Officer – Beauty Schools of America & Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s work is 100% funded by events, private donations & grants. We are 100% staffed & managed by volunteers. Everything that comes in, goes right back out for programming,
community building, leading & assisting our LGBTQ community. We encourage you to consider making a financial contribution to the Scholarship Program – or other year round programming efforts - and helping this
important work to continue.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA presenta 50 mil dólares en Becas a la Comunidad LGBT

Miami, Florida – mayo 2017 ... Una de las maneras más eficaces para potenciar nuestra Comunidad LGBT es a través del Liderazgo y Educación. Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU), la primera y única
organización para la comunidad  latinx|hispanx|LGBT – ofreciendo Liderazgo, Educación y Empoderamiento desde el 2002.


Con los objetivos comunes de Liderazgo y Empoderamiento para la comunidad LGBT, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) se enorgullece en anunciar una asociación comunitaria con Beauty Schools of
America (BSA) y la Academia de Palm Beach de Salud y Belleza (PBAHB), presentando becas completas, valorados en más de dieciséis mil dólares cada una.  Ganadores de becas institucionales para el 2017
fueron premiadas a ORLANDO CARTIER-SANCHEZ, LEXANNA AMNELL y ARIANNA LINT. Además, DIAMANTE JONES es nuestro ganador de la beca Anita Priest memorial de las Artes, Diseño y Educación. Jones
se unirá a nuestra junta de UC|CU como Asociado, como parte de nuestro programa de asistencia y de desarrollo para la próxima generación de líderes de la comunidad.
Por favor, únase a nosotros en felicitar a estos maravillosos individuos.


"UC|CU siempre está buscando oportunidades para darle a nuestra comunidad el liderazgo, la inspiración y las herramientas para superar y mejorar. Nuestra asociación con las Escuelas de Beauty Schools of
America & Palm Beach Academy of Health and Beauty es exactamente el tipo de proyecto que más disfrutamos, potenciando nuestra comunidad LGBT a través de la educación, el liderazgo y las oportunidades. " -
Herb Sosa, presidente Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida


"Estamos encantados de asociarnos con UC UC en este programa. Nuestros objetivos con esta asociación son capacitar, educar y dar oportunidades a la comunidad LGBT ...¡y hacer que el mundo sea un poco
más hermoso!  - Maritza Bedoya, Directora de Operaciones - Beauty Schools of America y Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty.


La programación de Unity Coalition| Coalición Unida está financiado al 100% por eventos, donaciones privadas y subvenciones. Somos 100% empleados y manejados por voluntarios. Todo lo que entra, se
remonta a la programación…empoderando, liderando y ayudando a nuestra comunidad LGBTQ. Le animamos a que considere hacer una contribución financiera al Programa de Becas, o cualquier otro año de
programación, y ayudar a que este importante trabajo continúe.
.

2017 BSA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

LEXANNA AMNEL
ARIANNA LINT
ORLANDO CARTIER SANCHEZ
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UNITY COALITION|COALICIÓN UNIDA, WITH THE PARTNERSHIP & SUPPORT OF OUR
COMMUNITY PARTNERS, MEMBERS & GENEROUS DONORS, IS PROUD TO HAVE
AWARDED OVER 50,000 DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS IN 2017, AND HOPES TO
CONTINUE TO MAKE
THE DREAMS OF EDUCATION, EQUALITY & OPPORTUNITY -
ALIVE AND WELL THROUGH OUR MicroGIVING FUND & SCHOLARSHIPS.
.
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GAY VISTA SCHOLARSHIP CLUB |
LGBT SCHOLARSHIPS for Socially
Engaged Millennials

The Gay Vista Social Club (GVSC)  builds
friendships throughout South Florida.  By providing
programs and supporting other local LGBTQ
organizations, GVSC strives in creating a sense of
community, forging meaningful relationships, and
developing social interaction among gay, bisexual,
and queer men.

Gay Vista Social Club (GVSC) is proud to work
with Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU),
providing Scholarship Funding specifically
associated with their PRIDE U 2020 Initiative, a
three-year Community Initiative Program & Social
Challenge, to better Engage, Inform & Inspire
millennials to take on leadership roles in the
LGBT community to better serve, & effect positive
change for those disenfranchised and under-
served.

Taking Community Resources, Mentors & Social
Discussions to College Campuses, Helping to
create and expand Pride Clubs across Dade &
Broward, Social Settings & wherever the need is –
Informing, Engaging & Inspiring LGBT millennials
to Lead in creating a New Rainbow of Activism,
Social Change & Leadership.

GVSC, though UC|CU’s PRIDE U 2020 Initiative,
will fund multiple GAY VISTA SCHOLARSHIP
CLUB Scholarships (up to $1,000 each), to South
Florida millennials who are socially engaged in
their school’s campus life as well as an active
leaders and/or volunteers in the LGBTQ
community.


SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

- You must be a resident of the U.S. & attend
school in South Florida.

- Submit a completed and signed application.  

- Recent photo or digital photo in jpg, gif, or bmp
format

- Most recent academic transcript to be sent by the
school by e-mail or by mail

- At least two and no more than three letters of
recommendation (At least one of these must be
from an   individual familiar with your academic
work (no family members)

- A scan of Driver’s License / State Issued ID  

- I authorize the UC|CU, GVSC &  PRIDE U 2020
Scholarship Committee to review and discuss my
grades & other information concerning me that are
maintained by my school or submitted by me for
consideration, or of public record.

- Scholarship recipients will be invited to serve a
12 month Junior Board member position on
UC|CU, to foster & encourage Community Service,
Leadership & involvement – ongoing.

- Winning applicants are awarded up to a $1,000.
Scholarship for Social Programs or Projects that  
engage them in their school’s campus life as well
as an active leaders and/or volunteers in the
LGBTQ community.

ELEGIBILIDAD DE BECAS
Las solicitudes de becas serán revisadas por
Coalición Unida (UCU), y los ganadores serán
seleccionados por UC|CU con base en méritos y
calificaciones.

- Debe ser residente de los EE. UU.y asistir a la
escuela en el sur de la Florida.

- Presentar una solicitud completa y firmada.

- Foto reciente o foto digital en formato jpg, gif o
bmp. Transcripción académica más reciente
enviada por la escuela por correo electrónico
o por correo. Al menos dos y no más de tres
cartas de recomendación (al menos una) de
estos debe ser de una persona familiarizada con
su trabajo académico (sin miembros de la familia)

- Un escaneo de la licencia del conductor / ID
emitida por el estado

- Autorizo ​​al Comité de becas de UC|CU, GVSC y
PRIDE U 2020 a revisar y discutir mis
calificaciones y otra información sobre mí que
mantiene mi escuela o que presento para su
consideración, o de registro público.

Los beneficiarios de las becas serán invitados a
ocupar un puesto de miembro de la Junta Junior
de 12 meses en UC|CU, a fomentar y alentar el
servicio a la comunidad, el liderazgo y la
participación.

- Los solicitantes ganadores reciben hasta
$1,000 en Becas para Programas o Proyectos
Sociales que los involucren en la vida del campus
de su escuela, así como a líderes activos y / o
voluntarios en la comunidad LGBTQ.
EDUCATION | EDUCACIÓN
LEADERSHIP | LIDERAZGO
AWARENESS | CONCIENCIA
.
BECOME A UC|CU MEMBER  
MEMBRECIA EN UC|CU

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
CALENDARIO DE EVENTOS

ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS
MEET THE BOARD


VIDEO LIBRARY | ARCHIVO
EVENT PHOTOS | FOTOS
NEWS | NOTICIAS


SUMMER of '69 EXHIBIT | 50 YEARS
OF PRIDE, ACTIVISM & LEADERS


PULSE MASSACRE 2016
ADVANCING EQUALITY  & FAIRNESS FOR THE LATINX|HISPANIC|LGBTQ COMMUNITY
THROUGH EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP & AWARENESS, SINCE 2002

AVANZANDO IGUALDAD PARA LA COMUNIDAD LATINX|HISPANX|LGBTQ
MEDIANTE LA EDUCACIÓN, LIDERAZGO Y CONCIENCIA, DESDE EL 2002
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WORKSHOP | MAY 2019
Miami Beach
JANUARY 26-27, 2019
Villain Theater Complex,
Miami

TRANSGENDER NEWS
OCT 1 - OCT. 15, 2019
HISPANIC LGBT PRIDE
MICRO GIVING Fund
Community Building,
(Re)Start Up Support
& Hope | LGBT
SCHOLARSHIPS for
the ARTS & EDUCATION
.
COMMUNITY RESOURCES
RECURSOS COMUNITARIOS
IMMIGRATION |  INMIGRACIÓN
HEALTH SERVICES | SU SALUD

PRIDE U 2020 | ENGAGE MILLENNIALS
IN SOCIAL ACTIVISM & LEADERSHIP

WORKSHOPS | TALLERES  
STATE of HATE & BULLYING

BI-MONTHLY SOCIAL EVENTS

CAŌBA | INSPIRING SPEAKERS,
TOPICS & A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL
LGBT MEN OF COLOR.

LLEGANDO 305 |  TOOLS TO
NAVIGATE A NEW LIFE IN THE U.S.
EVENTO SOCIAL PARA NAVEGAR
UNA NUEVA VIDA EN EE.UU.
Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida’s MICRO GIVING Fund is about Community Building, (Re)Start Up Support and Hope – not
Handouts

MicroGiving is most often thought of as the charitable donation of small increments of money from a single donor to a specific recipient. Over the last decade,
this giving option has grown and evolved to include a variety of needs, ideas, resources & funding opportunities.

Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida (UC|CU) brings MicroGiving to the South Florida LGBTQ community, with focus on what individuals need RIGHT NOW, and the
opportunity to help you get one step closer to stability, prosperity, giving back and fulfilling your dreams.

HOW UC|CU’s MicroGiving Works | Applications are available online, year-round, via www.unitycoalition.org for a variety of Funding, Empowering, and
Community Resource opportunities. Each qualifying application will be reviewed by our funding board of community leaders, mentors & professionals, and
will be considered on individual merit, needs based and long-term benefits of each request. Funding will be considered for $50 to $500 and offered as a
onetime award.

Start Ups, Visioning and Community Building | Have the next great idea for a new Business, Social Justice Program or Community Need? Want to start your
own at small Business, Service or Product… UC|CU’s MicroGiving provides SEED MONIES, MENTORSHIP & PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS GUIDANCE, to get
you off the ground. Whether is Funding, Mentorship, Guidance – or a combination of all, MicroGiving is for you.

Educational Development | ASSISTANCE WITH TUITION, BOOKS or other Education related expenses. Funding will be considered for those registered
currently in continued education level (college, University or Technical School) and funding is provided directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient. This
is an extension of our UC|CU Scholarship Program.

Personal Well-Being & Needs Based | Consideration for HEALTH CARE & QUALITY of LIFE. This may include assistance with healthcare, utilities or other
personal related needs. Legal and medical services may also be considered, along with providing referrals to existing services in the community.

UC|CU’s MicroGiving will incorporate and continue our successful LGBT Scholarship Program   | With the goals of Leading & Empowering the LGBT
community, UC|CU is proud to continue the legacy of the Whispering Angels Foundation with the UC|CU Anita Priest Memorial SCHOLARSHIP founded by
Sandra Holiday in honor of her late partner - a legacy program that provides a scholarship for the LGBT community to advance their education in the Arts,
Design & Education. Through generous donations and corporate partnerships, in 2017 we have gave out over $50,000 in scholarships.

"Touched by Norell hopes to change the way everyone sees themselves, especially within the Transgender community. Make up &beauty products with our
needs in mind, styling, training & preparing you for the business world, are my goals with this venture - but we all need funding to make our dreams, reality.
UC|CU's MicroGiving is the perfect way to help make these dreams and challenges get off the drawing board, be a little more attainable and manageable, and
start your new life"         
- Taina Norell

UC|CU’s MicroGiving builds on Community Partnerships, Mentoring and Empowerment | Since 2011, Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida has worked diligently to
develop partnerships within our communities- partnering with leaders and organizations that compliment our mission, as well as bring skills and leadership
in areas beyond our expertise. Programs such as our PRIDE U 2020, a Community Initiative Program & Social Challenge to better Engage, Inform & Inspire
centennials and millennials to take on leadership roles in the LGBT community to better serve, & effect positive change for those disenfranchised and
underserved; LLEGANDO305, a Traveling Social Event designed to help recent arrivals better navigate So. Fla & its many challenges, resources, &
opportunities; CAŌBA, a Social Incubator for LGBT Men of Color; & other programs & activities,  allow us a catalogue of Resources & Possibilities to inspire
our community – to be better.



                                
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Unity Coalition | Coalición Unida (UC|CU) trae MicroGiving a la comunidad LGBTQ del sur de la Florida, con un enfoque
en lo que las personas necesitan AHORA MISMO, y la oportunidad de ayudarlo a estar un paso más cerca de la
estabilidad, la prosperidad, la devolución y el cumplimiento de sus sueños.

La mayoría de las veces, se considera a MicroGiving como la donación caritativa de pequeños incrementos de dinero de un solo donante a un destinatario
específico. Durante la última década, esta opción de donación ha crecido y evolucionado para incluir una variedad de necesidades, ideas, recursos y
oportunidades de financiamiento.


¿CÓMO FUNCIONA EL MICROCIDENTE DE UC | CU?

Las solicitudes están disponibles en línea, durante todo el año, a través de www.unitycoalition.org para una variedad de oportunidades de financiamiento,
empoderamiento y recursos comunitarios. Cada solicitud de calificación será revisada por nuestra junta de financiamiento de líderes comunitarios,
mentores y profesionales, y se considerará el mérito individual, las necesidades y los beneficios a largo plazo de cada solicitud. El financiamiento se
considerará de $ 50 a $ 500 y se ofrecerá como un premio único.


Start Ups
, Visión y Construcción de la Comunidad | ¿Tiene la próxima gran idea para un nuevo negocio, un programa de justicia social o una necesidad
comunitaria? ¿Quiere comenzar su propio negocio, servicio o producto? MicroGiving de UC | CU proporciona F
ONDOS DE SEMILLAS,
MENTORÍA Y GUÍAS DE NEGOCIO PROFESIONALES, para que pueda despegar. Ya sea financiación, tutoría, orientación, o una combinación de todos,
MicroGiving es para usted.


Desarrollo educativo
| ASISTENCIA CON MATRÍCULA, LIBROS u otros gastos relacionados con la educación. La financiación se considerará para aquellos
registrados actualmente en el nivel de educación continua (colegio, universidad o escuela técnica) y la financiación se proporciona directamente a la
institución en nombre del beneficiario. Esta es una extensión de nuestro programa de becas UC | CU.


Bienestar personal y necesidades
| Consideración para el cuidado de la salud y la calidad de vida. Esto puede incluir asistencia con el cuidado de la salud,
servicios públicos u otras necesidades personales relacionadas. Los servicios legales y médicos también se pueden considerar, junto con proporcionar
referencias a los servicios existentes en la comunidad.