Dear friends and family,

Next month, on January 20th, I’ll be participating in a charity swim on behalf of three great organizations you can read about below. I’d be honored and grateful if you donate!

As part of the fundraiser, members of my LGBT masters swim club, Team New York Aquatics, will swim continuously for an hour, individually or as part of a relay. We’re striving to surpass the nearly $23,000 we raised last year, and I’m hoping you’ll consider a tax-deductible donation of $____. We accept donations of any amount, and I’ll be grateful for whatever level of support feels right for you.

The easiest way to donate is by following this link:


If you’d prefer to write a check, please make it out to Team New York Aquatics, and send it to me 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.



This year’s charity beneficiaries are:

  • SAGE Based in New York City, SAGE is a national organization devoted to supporting LGBT elders and their allies. The oldest organization of its kind, SAGE advocates for LGBT seniors in Washington, DC, and across the country, fighting discrimination, working on housing issues, and providing training and resources for LGBT people and caregivers as they address health and other challenges.
  • Alliance for Positive Change Previously the AIDS Service Center NYC, the Alliance 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.
  • The Ali Forney Center The largest agency in the country devoted to homeless LGBT youth, the Ali Forney Center aids nearly 1,400 young people annually through its drop-in center and clinic. Located in New York City, it provides more than 70,000 meals per year, medical and mental-health assistance, and housing and other support services, helping LGBT youth to grow up safely and, eventually, live independently.

Thank you!