Dear friends and family,

This February, I’ll be participating in a charity fundraiser to raise money for the Alliance for Positive Change and the Paul Fortoul Fellowship Program. I would be honored and grateful if you donate!

As part of the fundraiser, members of my LGBTQ+ masters aquatics program, Team New York Aquatics, will swim continuously for an hour, or engaged in other physical activity. We’re striving to surpass the more than $20,000 we raised last year, and I’m hoping you’ll consider a tax-deductible donation of $_______________. We accept donations of any amount, and I will be grateful for whatever level of support feels right for you.

The easiest way to donate is by following this link:

[Insert link to your personalized MightyCause fundraising page, which you can created when you register by clicking “Join This Event” here]

If you’d prefer to write a check, please make it out to Team New York Aquatics, and send it to me at [insert your address].

This year, we are raising money to support:

The Alliance for Positive Change, formerly the AIDS Service Center NYC, helps New Yorkers living with HIV and other chronic health conditions get the medical care, peer support, and housing assistance they need to achieve health, happiness, and stability. For more information about the Alliance, visit their website at:

The Paul Fortoul Fellowship Program was originally founded by Team New York Aquatics as the Swimming Scholarship Program in 2007 to provide financial assistance to members to participate in our aquatics programs. For more information about the program, visit our website at:

Thank you for your support! I know there are a lot of worthy causes, and I deeply appreciate your contributions to these deserving causes.