Supporting Our Work
• The work of the Matrix Center is critical for change
• A monetary gift of any size will help

We need your help. 100% of our funding comes from grants, fees for service, and
individual donations from people like YOU.

Putting Your Gift to Work
Capacity Building. Your contribution will help us
continue to provide our quality training and resources
to the community as well as expand and promote
our mission.
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Research. The Matrix is only as strong as the research that supports it. Your
assistance will help us partner with like-minded organizations to conduct research,
develop ways for individuals to report accountability around taking action, and
publish our new online, open access, peer reviewed journal.

Scholarships. Scholarships are needed to support graduate research projects, as well as participation in the annual
White Privilege Conference and Knapsack Institute.
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How to Give

To discuss giving options, please call 719-255-4764.

Give by credit card online at www.cufund.org/matrix
OR by phone at 719-255-4764
OR by check, made payable to the CU Foundation and mailed to:
CU Foundation, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

 

Our work in Action

by Linda Lidov, President, Highland PR

Tre started coming out socially as transgender during college, and decided to
make the medical changes needed to help him present as male. With a deeper
voice and facial hair that formed his outward identity in the years that followed,
Tre’s transition had a profound impact on his life. And through it all, the positive
support Tre received at school made all the difference in the world.
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs created an open, supportive
learning environment, so much so that Tre was invited to visit other classrooms
as a guest speaker, participate in a campus-wide speaker series, and conduct
departmental trainings about topics related to sexuality and gender. When he
started teaching his own classes after graduate school, the support of his advisors
led him to openly discuss his transition with students. Tre attributes his positive
experience largely to the Matrix Center and is now a workshop facilitator
at both the WPC and Knapsack Institute.

Having played a role in founding the Matrix Center, Tre has experienced the local and societal impacts of the program firsthand. Now a doctoral student in sociology at Syracuse University, Tre incorporates the teachings of the Matrix Center into his personal and professional life.
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