OutReach LGBT Community Center Annual Report

OutReach LGBT Community Center and its Executive Director have released the Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2016. The Report highlights all of the progress that the Center has made with the help of countless volunteers and supporters over the last year.

OutReach LGBT Community Center and its Executive Director have released the Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2016. The Report highlights all of the progress that the Center has made with the help of countless volunteers and supporters over the last year.


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LGBT Community Center

2016 Annual Report

OutReach mission statement:

To promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people through community

building and human services.

OutReach LGBT Community Center had a great year in 2016! We saw continued growth in

attendance at our social, support, and outreach groups and events, we maintained our trend

of financial security, and, perhaps most importantly, we moved from our longtime home on

Williamson Street to our new location at 2701 International Lane. We are excited to use this

new space to continue expanding and improving the services we provide for south central

Wisconsin’s LGBT community.

In 2016, we have continued educating the public about the needs of LGBT communities.

One avenue of education are our Speakers Bureau Events; in 2016 we provided speakers for

more Speakers Bureau events than in 2015. Transgender health was a key education area for

OutReach in 2016. Darla Lannert, OutReach’s Transgender Health Consultant, performed a

variety of trainings and education sessions about transgender issues at local businesses and

other organizations. These trainings have been in high demand, so we were excited to win

an additional $10,000 grant in December from the University of Wisconsin Morgridge

Center Philanthropy Lab, in addition to existing state funding, to allow us to continue and

expand on this important work in 2017.

This past year has also allowed us to continue and grow on existing strengths. OutReach’s

2016 Pride Parade saw the largest attendance yet, as thousands of people attended the

parade in downtown Madison. We also saw increases in the number of social and support

group meetings held in our space and in the number of volunteer hours. We are grateful to

all our volunteers for their dedication, and we are proud to be able to provide a home for

all the different groups that use our space. We hope to continue these trends in 2017.

Steve Starkey

Executive Director, OutReach Community Center

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Annual Highlight: OutReach moved!

In June of 2016, OutReach moved from our previous home on Williamson Street to 2701

International Lane, Suite 101.

More and Brighter Space

As we have continued to host more and more social and support groups, we found that

the Williamson Street location simply could not accommodate our ever-growing capacity

needs. The International Lane location has 2,700 sq. ft. of space compared to our previous

1,900. In that extra space, we have gained an additional conference room and an

additional staff office. The layout has also changed, so that now the Earl Greely Memorial

Library space is separate from the meeting rooms. This means that we can host multiple

groups at the same time with increased privacy while still allowing for visitors to the Library.

The main conference room and staff offices at the International Lane location have large

windows, which let in much more natural light that we had on Williamson Street, making

the space more appealing for visitors, group attendees, and clients.

Parking had also become a constraint at our previous location. The International Lane

location has a much more spacious parking lot. We never want clients or visitors to worry

that they can’t visit OutReach because they won’t be able to find a place to park, and our

new location addresses this need.

New Address:

2701 International Lane,

Suite 101

Cost Savings

In addition to a substantial increase in space and parking capacity, we are also saving

about $1,000/month in rent, utilities, and parking costs compared to what we were paying

at our old location.

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support group



volunteer hours


clients called or

stopped in seeking


2016 By The Numbers


support group



Speakers Bureau

speaking events


years of the Senior Alliance!

OutReach has been proud to collaborate

with the Madison Senior Center to sponsor

the Senior Alliance since 2001. The Senior

Alliance 15th Anniversary won an

Honorable Mention in the Special Events

category in the National Institute of Senior

Center’s Programs of Excellence awards.

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2016 Financials


Recent Revenue and Expense Trends

OutReach maintains a

reserve fund containing 3

months’ operating revenue



OutReach has had an

endowment fund since




2014 2015 2016

In 2016, OutReach spent

80% of its budget on

direct services



2016 Revenue by Source

2016 Events Revenue By Type









Grants (Government and Foundation)


Publication and others

Special donations to support location switch



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In 2016, we had 57 contacts with

clients with disabilities or

adaptive needs.

President Vice-President Treasurer Secretary

19.7% of contacts for which we

have gender identity information

were with clients who identified

as transgender, female-to-male,

male-to-female, or


Steve Starkey Angie Rehling Brian Poncé

Executive Director Program Director Graphics Coordinator

67.4% of contacts for which we

have geographic information

were with clients who lived in

Madison, including 16 contacts

with clients who were homeless

in Madison.

19.4% of contacts for which we

have age data were with clients

who were over 55 years old.

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Michal Osier Barb Kneer Ginger Baier

LGBT Senior Advocate Bookkeeper Trans Health Advocate

Mark Jochem Wayne Gathright

Development Assistant IT Consultant

“Many years ago, when I found

out my husband had been

unfaithful with men, I called

OutReach to find a support

group for him […] in addition to

giving me information for my

husband, [the director] also

gave me information about a

support group for myself. It

literally saved my life. Thank


- Facebook review

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OutReach’s 2016 events included:

LGBT Senior Alliance’s quarterly socials

• Volunteer Appreciation Party

• Willma’s Fund Conference on LGBT Homelessness

• Garden Party, sponsored by William Wartmann

LGBT Senior Alliance’s Historic Cooksville Walking

Tour and Potluck

• Pride Parade and Rally Fundraiser, hosted by Susan


• Pride Parade and Rally*

• Awards Banquet*

• 15th Anniversary Celebration for the LGBT Senior


• Senior Alliance Halloween Dinner

• Halloween Party

• Thanksgiving Potluck

• Holiday Party, hosted by Frank and Dolores Emspak


for OutReach’s 2017 events!

Garden Party

May 18, 2017

LGBT Senior Alliance Cooksville


June 4, 2017

Pride Parade and Rally


June 15, 2017

LGBT Senior Alliance Summer


July 13, 2017

OutReach Pride Parade and Rally

August 20, 2017

Awards Banquet

October 6, 2017

And look for more details on

additional events as they are


*See next page for sponsorship information.

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2016 Corporate Event Sponsors


Presenting ($7,500)

Madison Gas & Electric

Diamond ($5,000)

Madison Gas & Electric

Wartmann Chandler

()Appraisal Assoc.

Platinum ($2,500)

Alliant Energy

American Family Insurance

Gold ($1,000)

First United Methodist


Meriter Health Services, Inc.

UW Health & Unity

SSM Healthcare


Diverse & Resilient

BMO Harris Bank

US Bank


Silver ($500)

Journey Mental Health

Summit Credit Union

CUNA Mutual Foundation

David Bohnett Foundation

Our Lives Magazine

Community Shares of



Five Nightclub


Car Care Clinic

Bronze ($250)

State Farm, Patrick Marsden

QTI Human Resources

Gordon Flesch Company

ACLU Foundation

First Congregational UCC

Think Ink & Design

Boardman & Clarke

State Farm, Jim Hartman

New Harvest Foundation

Collingwood Design

American Family, Colleen



Diamond ($3,000 or more)

Five Nightclub

Madison Gas & Electric

New Harvest Foundation


Our Lives Magazine

American Family Insurance

Platinum ($2,000)



Family Equality

Gold ($1,000)

Mini of Madison

Shamrock Bar & Grille

CUNA Mutual



US Bank

Silver ($500)

Capitol Centre Market

Bronze ($250)

First United Methodist

First Congregational UCC

Smart Dental




Ian’s Pizza

Friends of Pride ($100)

The Kitchen Gallery

Diverse and Resilient


Cardinal Bar

Whole Foods



Design Craft Advertising

Bandung Restaurant

Calliope Ice Cream

Wegner CPAs

Think Ink

Blue Lotus


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