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RICH AND J.D. ESTABLISH 501-C3 CHARITABLE FUND

FOR CHARITABLE GIVING AND GRANTS:


Inspiration. Activism. Communication. Engagement.


“Don’t accept what is. Instead, design a new paradigm and work to make it happen.”
  - Rich Weissman


"So stand up. Speak out. When hatred shouts, silence constitutes endorsement."

  - J.D. Horn


In fall 2017, Rich and J.D. established a charitable fund. All contributions are and will be exclusively from Rich and J.D. and they are not looking for others to contribute. This vehicle operates as a 501-C3, without overhead. 100% of all funds go directly to the supported organizations and programs.


The focus of The Richard Norris Weissman Charitable Fund is to support organizations and activities that actively empower those groups under attack in the current environment of intolerance, ensuring equal access and human rights for all minorities: LGBTQ people, women, people of color, religious minorities, immigrants and other minority groups, to fight against homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, hatred towards other non-Christian religious minorities, and xenophobia. As an additional component, the fund's charitable giving supports animal rights and rescue, to ensure their safety and humane treatment as part of a civilized society.


In addition to the Richard Norris Weissman Charitable Fund, Rich and J.D. actively support various political groups and candidates who are in alignment with the goals stated above. These political activities and donations are typically outside of the 501-C3 charitable fund, and donations are made personally from Rich and J.D. and not through the fund. This year, like never before in our lifetimes, we all have to reach deep and give more than we ever dreamed we would, and we all have to work to rid our nation of Trump and his enablers. We all must ensure that November, 2020 is a time in which we can return to a nation of law, justice, integrity, equality, compassion, decency, inclusion, hope, science and democracy. Our nation depends on it. Rich and J.D. have donated significant contributions to the following organizations and November, 2020 campaigns:


Joe Biden/Kamala Harris for President/Vice President to ensure a Biden/Harris victory.


Entrepreneurs for Democracy effort for bringing together CEO's to work on progressive issues, efforts and candidates.

Pete Buttigieg's "Win the Era" effort for supporting young progressive candidates and the youth vote.

Voter Participation Center effort for increasing voter registration and voter engagement.

Focus 2020 for increasing voter engagement in black areas in Philadelphia to ensure a Biden win in Pennsylvania. 

Stacey Abrams' "Fair Fight" effort for supporting efforts to fight voter suppression.

Emily's List effort for supporting progressive women candidates and the women's vote.

HRC's (Human Rights Campaign) "Get Out The Vote" effort for supporting LGBTQ candidates and the LGBTQ/allies' vote.

Black Voters Matter effort for supporting the black vote and to fight voter suppression.

NAACP's "Mobilize Black Voters" effort for supporting the black vote and to fight voter suppression. 

VoteVets effort for supporting progressive veteran candidates and the veteran vote.

ACLU effort for fighting voter suppression.

ADL (Anti-Defamation League) effort for supporting the Jewish vote and to fight voter suppression.


And, Rich and J.D. have donated to each of the following Democratic U.S. Senate races against Republican incumbents in states where there is the greatest possibility to flip, so at ensure a majority Democratic U.S. Senate win in November:


Arizona Special - Mark Kelly to defeat Martha McSally
Colorado - John Hickenlooper to defeat Corey Gardner
Iowa - Theresa Greenfield to defeat Joni Ernst
Maine - Sara Gideon to defeat Susan Collins
Montana - Steve Bullock to defeat Steve Daines
North Carolina - Cal Cunningham to defeat Thom Tillis
Alabama - Doug Jones* to defeat Tommy Tuberville
Alaska - Al Gross* to defeat Dan Sullivan
Georgia - Jon Ossoff to defeat David Perdue
Georgia Special - Raphael Warnock to defeat Kelly Loeffler
Kansas - Barbara Bollier to defeat Roger Marshall
Kentucky - Amy McGrath to defeat Mitch McConnell
South Carolina - Jamie Harrison to defeat Lindsey Graham
Texas - MJ Hegar to defeat John Cornyn

*Note: Doug Jones is the incumbent in Alabama; Al Gross is an Independent.


For the U.S. House, Rich and J.D. have also donated to:

 

Mondaire Jones, Westchester/Rockland NY

Ritchie Torres, Bronx NY

Jon Hoadley, Southwest Michigan

Eugene De Pasquale, York County Pennsylvania 


Finally, on a local level in Palm Springs, Rich and J.D. have donated to:


Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Council

Christy Holstege, Palm Springs City Council

Erin Teran, Indio City Council

Les Zendle, Desert Healthcare District Board


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. PROVIDE GRANT TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER OF THE DESERT  FOR THE FOOD BANK PROGRAM TO HELP THOSE IN NEED DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:
Rich and J.D. are pleased to help donate to the food bank through the LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert as the pandemic puts so many of risk of hunger. Visit: www.thecenterps.org


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. PROVIDE GRANT TO DAP (DESERT AIDS PROJECT) TO CREATE NEW COVID-19 TESTING AND TRIAGE CENTER:
Rich and J.D. are pleased to help underwrite a new DAP program to help in the fight against COVID-19, through the establishment of a dedicated DAP COVID-19 testing an triage center in Palm Springs to help fight an manage the pandemic.   Visit: www.desertaidsproject.org


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. PROVIDE GRANT TO DAP (DESERT AIDS PROJECT) TO HELP UNDERWRITE LOW COST CO-PAYS TO PREVENT HIV:

Rich and J.D. are pleased to help underwrite a new DAP program to help those who lack funds for the high co-pays for drugs that prevent HIV. Fighting the spread of HIV is important and this program aims to help those who are faced with exorbitant co-pays. Visit: www.desertaidsproject.org


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. PROVIDE GRANT TO PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER AS SPONSORS OF THE 2020 FAUX FUR BALL ON MARCH 28, 2020:

Rich and J.D. are pleased to be sponsors and contributors to the Palm Springs Animal Shelter, which is a no-kill rescue shelter for dogs, cats and other animals, providing them with medical care, food housing, and allowing them to be adopted. The shelter is a wonderful example of how abandoned animals should be treated. Visit: www.psanimalshelter.org


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. ARE AMONG THE FOUNDERS/DONORS OF THE NEWLY CREATED DEL SHORES FOUNDATION:

Rich and J.D. are pleased to be part of the group of founders/donors who have formed The Del Shores Foundation. With Del Shores and Emerson Collins taking the lead, the initial funding and  Board of Directors are in place, and Rich is a board member and on the executive committee. The foundation is a 501-C3 and will kick-off its work in 2020, with creative ideas for programming, awards and grants. The mission is to “find and facilitate the development of new Southern queer artistic voices through bringing together artists and working professionals, amplifying new work and connecting artists to platforms for the creation of the work.” The foundation will focus on the world of innovative Southern LGBTQ work across film, television and theatre, providing funding, access and a pipeline for new voices who have important messages to uplift and promote LGBTQ inclusion in a part of America that hasn’t yet fully embraced the queer experience. Rich and J.D.’s love of the Southern voice, and for J.D. as a Southern writer, the foundation is an excellent fit to their charitable fund’s focus. Visit: www.delshoresfoundation.org


NEWS: RICH AND J.D. PROVIDE GRANT TO HELP UNDERWRITE NCLR TRANS YOUTH PROJECT:

Rich and J.D. are please to help underwrite the NCLR Trans Youth Project, a national effort headed by Assaf Orr who litigates national cases in which trans youth have been discriminated. This project focuses on bringing to light and fighting for the most vulnerable LGBTQ youth in our nation, and ensuring that trans youth have a voice and mechanism to fight back through the court system. We must support our youth and give them hope. Visit: www.nclrights.org/transgender-youth-project/


UPCOMING EVENTS HOSTED/CO-HOSTED BY RICH AND J.D.:






















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Due to COVID-19, all events have been currently postponed. Stay tuned for these events and others once the pandemic ends and it is safe to hold large gatherings again: 


Please join Rich and J.D. at events they sponsor at their home or other venues to help these important organizations, dedicated to improving the lives of our community. As events are planned, they will be posted here. For more information, email Rich.

Please join Rich and J.D. as these events for which they are co-sponsors:


Postponed:  Friday, March 27, 2020: Rich and J.D. will co-host the Palm Springs Planned Parenthood event, focused on ensuring women's rights and access to legal, safe reproductive and women's health care.


Postponed:  Saturday, March 28, 2020: Rich and J.D. will co-host the Palm Springs Animal Shelter Faux Fur Ball event, providing no-kill shelter and services to dogs, cats and other animals.


Postponed:  Saturday, April 4, 2020: Rich and J.D. will co-host the NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) Annual Palm Springs Garden Party, providing legal action for LGBTQ rights through litigation and other legal action.


RECENT EVENTS HOSTED/CO-HOSTED BY RICH AND J.D.:

Saturday, February 15, 2020: Rich and J.D. co-hosted the Palm Springs HRC (Human Rights Campaign) HER event as the main Leadership Sponsor, focused on empowering women within the LGBTQ movement.


Saturday, January 11, 2020: Rich and J.D. hosted the 2020 Palm Springs kick-off event for NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) sponsors of the upcoming 2020 NCLR Palm Springs Garden party.


Saturday, January 18, 2020: Rich and J.D. co-hosted the Palm Springs LGBTQ Victory Fund event, focused on supporting LGBTQ candidates throughout the U.S. at at all levels.


Sunday, January 5, 2020: Rich and J.D. hosted the Palm Springs fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg, in which Chasten spoke. (This was a political event and was outside of the 501C-3 Charitable Fund).


Friday, December 13, 2019: Rich and J.D. hosted the end-of-year party for the Desert Stonewall Democrats. (This was a political event and was outside of the 501C-3 Charitable Fund).


Friday, November 15, 2019: Rich and J.D. hosted the Palm Springs fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg, in which Pete spoke. (This was a political event and was outside of the 501C-3 Charitable Fund),


Thursday, November 14, 2019: Rich and J.D. hosted a kick-of and fundraiser for Palm Springs Dance Project, to provide dance workshops and performances for economically challenged high school dance students in the area.


Thursday, April 18, 2019: Rich and J.D. hosted the end-of-season event for DAP (Desert Aids Project), an organization focused on providing health care to LGBTQ people and people in need. 


Saturday, March 23, 2019: Rich and J.D. hosted  a fundraiser for Modern Men, a Palm Springs gay chorus. 


Friday, December 14, 2018: Rich and J.D. hosted a fundraiser for NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights), a national organization dedicated to fighting for LGBTQ and other minority rights.


RECENT PHOTOS (PRE-COVID-19):

​​​​NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) recent event at their Palm Springs home:












Chasten Buttigieg at the Pete for America fundraiser at their Palm Springs home in which Chasten spoke. This event followed after the event with Pete Buttigieg:

















Rich and J.D. at the Pete Buttigieg fundraiser at their Palm Springs home in which Pete spoke:












Rich and J.D. at the Palm Springs Dance Project fundraiser at their Palm Springs home:













Rich and J.D. at the NCLR event (Palm Springs NCLR Garden Party) event where they were co-sponsors and where Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended and spoke:











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DAP (Desert Aids Project) end-of-season event at Rich and J.D.'s Palm Springs home:












​​​​Various San Francisco For Pete events at Rich and J.D.'s San Francisco condo:













PREVIOUS KEY GRANTS/DONATIONS:

GRANT TO ACT AS LEADERSHIP SPONSOR FOR 2019 KICK-OFF HRC PALM SPRINGS GARDEN PARTY 

Rich and J.D. provided funding for the 2020 Kick-Off Garden Party for HRC on November 2, 2019.


GRANT TO HELP UNDERWRITE SHADES AND SHADOWS FOR DARK FICTION AUTHOR READING EVENTS
Rich and J.D. were key underwriters of the Shades and Shadows 2019 author reading events, supporting dark, horror and science fiction literature for debuting, emerging and established authors.  


GRANT TO UNDERWRITE THE PALM SPRINGS DANCE FESTIVAL FOR THE DIVERSITY SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE

Rich and J.D. sponsored "The Diversity Showcase" performance at Village Fest, downtown Palm Springs, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, providing a free outdoor evening dance performance for the community as part of the 2019 Palm Springs Dance Festival week. This festival brings together young people from diverse minority backgrounds and socio-economic groups to learn and participate in the dance festival in Palm Springs. Providing scholarships for helping these young people participate in the festival is an important part of the program. 


DONATION TO HRC (HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN) TO CO-HOST PALM SPRINGS 2019 "HER" EVENT
Rich and J.D. were corporate sponsors of the HRC "HER" Annual Fundraising Event on Saturday, February 16, 2018, in Palm Springs. The "HER" Event focuses on empowering women in the LGBTQ fight for equality. This donation is outside of the the 501-C3 fund.

GRANT TO PALM SPRINGS SANCTUARY

Rich and J.D. were "Guardian Angel" sponsors for the LGBTQ Sancuarty House in Palm Springs, providing support for residential, emotional, vocational, and educational needs of LGBTQ youth ages 18-21 as they transition from foster care to adulthood. These are young people who often have been abandoned by their families and are in need of such help.


GRANT TO PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER TO CO-HOST PALM SPRINGS 2018 FAUX FUR BALL EVENT
Rich and J.D. were co-hosts of the 2019 Palm Springs Animal Shelter Annual Faux Fur Ball Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 6, 2019 . The shelter provides a variety of services to homeless animals in the area, including rescue, veterinary service, spay/neutering, and adoption for dogs, cats and other animals.


GRANT TO NCLR (NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS) AS GOLD CO-HOST SPONSORSHIP FOR THE PALM SPRINGS 2019 NCLR GARDEN PARTY 

Rich and J.D. are were gold co-hosts for the NCLR Annual Palm Springs Garden Party on Saturday April 6, 2019. This is NCLR's largest Palm Springs annual fundraising event. NCLR is a national organization dedicated to advocating for human rights for all LGBTQ people and other minorities through the judicial system.


DONATION AND PARTICIPATION IN DAP (DESERT AIDS PROJECT) ANNUAL FUNDRAISING WALK  WITH DEL SHORES' SORDID LIVES TEAM

Rich and J.D. donated to and joined Del Shores and the Sordid Lives team at the Annual DAP Aids Walk on Saturday, October 20, 2018 as part of the Sordid Lives and Sordid Wedding team headed by Del Shores. The walk is an important fundraising event for DAP.


DONATION TO HRC (HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN) AS GOLD CO-HOST SPONSORSHIP FOR THE PALM SPRINGS 2018 HRC GARDEN PARTY
Rich and J.D. were gold co-hosts of the HRC Annual Palm Springs Garden Party on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Palm Springs. The Garden Party is Palm Springs' largest annual fundraising event for HRC. This donation is outside of the the 501-C3 fund.


GRANT TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Rich and J.D. donated to Planned Parenthood for their wonderful work in providing support to women's health. In these difficult times, organizations like Planned Parenthood need support.


GRANT TO SAN FRANCISCO GAY MEN’S CHORUS FOR "DIRECTOR" SPONSORSHIP TO HELP UNDERWRITE “UNBREAKABLE” LGBTQ MUSICAL CONCERT
Rich and J.D. were "Director" Sponsors of SFGMC, helping underwrite the 40th SFGMC Anniversary premier of the commissioned “Unbreakable” musical concert, performed over the 2018 San Francisco Pride weekend June 22 and 23, 2018. “Unbreakable” is a masterful and provocative musical journey of the past 120-year LGBTQ struggle for acceptance and civil rights. The chorus commissioned Andrew Lippa (Tony Award-nominated composer, who wrote “I Am Harvey Milk”, “The Addams Family, “Big Fish”, “The Wild Party”) to write this original work. Special guest artists include Andrew Lippa, internationally acclaimed soprano Lisa Vroman, Broadway’s Britney Coleman, and rising tenor Marcus J. Paige. The SFGMC’s mission is to “create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism, and compassion” – the foundation for the kind of music the chorus performs and how they demonstrate activism in the LGBTQ community.
 

COLLEGE OF THE DESERT STUDENT/FACULTY LGBTQ EVENT FOR "FREEDOM TO MARRY" FILM
Rich and J.D. hosted the "The Freedom To Marry" film at the College of the Desert (COD) in Palm Desert for students and faculty (no charge to attend event) on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, with standing room only. COD announced wonderful new LGBTQ programs at the event, and many local organizations were present supporting the film, including COD’s Gay/Straight Alliance, Safe Schools Desert Cities (local high school GSA's), LGBT Community Center, HRC, L-Fund, and Desert Business Association. Rich spoke about the battle that took decades of ups and downs with many dark days, and the tenacity and grit of the heroic LGBTQ leaders, including Evan Wolfson, Marc Solomon, Kate Kendell, Mary Bonauto and others, who truly changed history. Rich and J.D. will continue to bring the film and speakers to universities, colleges and high schools.


PALM SPRINGS COMMUNITY LGBTQ EVENT FOR "FREEDOM TO MARRY" FILM

Rich and J.D. hosted the "Freedom To Marry" matinee and evening Palm Springs Premier of the film on Saturday, January 20th, 2018, at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. There were no charges for tickets (and no fundraising) to see the full-length feature documentary. Rich and J.D. also hosted a reception for attendees to meet the speakers and other dignitaries. LGBTQ leaders, and human rights organizations and the community at large attended to see the epic story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land. Evan Wolfson, founder and living legend behind marriage equality, spoke at the event. Evan now works internationally, bringing marriage equality to many nations throughout the world. Evan was joined by Kate Kendell (Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights) who appears in the film, Misha Isaak (General Counsel to Oregon Governor Kate Brown) who litigated and won marriage equality for Oregon, and Geoff Kors (Palm Springs CIty Council Member) who served on the Freedom To Marry national board. And, the Palm Springs Gay Men's Chorus and  Modern Men chorus performed.


GRANT TO PALM SPRINGS ANIMAL SHELTER TO CO-HOST PALM SPRINGS 2018 FAUX FUR BALL EVENT

Rich and J.D. were co-hosts of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter Annual "Faux Fur Ball" Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Palm Springs. The shelter provides a variety of services to homeless animals in the area, including rescue, veterinary service, spay/neutering, and adoption for dogs, cats and other animals.


GRANT TO NCLR (NATIONAL CENTER FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS) TO CO-HOST PALM SPRINGS 2018 GARDEN PARTY EVENT

Rich and J.D. co-hosted the NCLR Annual Palm Springs Garden Fundraising Event on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Pond Estate in Palm Springs. NCLR is a national organization dedicated to advocating for human rights for all LGBTQ people through the judicial system.


DONATION TO HRC (HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN) TO CO-HOST PALM SPRINGS 2018 HER EVENT

Rich and J.D. were co-hosts of the HRC HER Annual Fundraising Event on Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Palm Springs. The HER Event focuses on empowering women in the LGBTQ fight for equality. This donation is outside of the the 501-C3 fund.


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Rich and J.D often host events at their Palm Springs home:

Invitation for DAP

(Desert Aids Project)  

Event 

KEY ​​​​FUND RECIPIENTS TO-DATE:

2020 Contributions To-Date:

​-  LGBT Community Center of the Desert www.thecenterps.org

-  The Del Shores Foundation www.delshoresfoundation.org
-  Planned Parenthood www.plannedparenthood.org
-  Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter 2020 Full Ball Event Sponsor www.psanimalshelter.org
-  NCLR (National Center For Lesbian Rights) and Palm Springs 2020 Garden Party Event Co-Host www.nclrights.org
-  DAP (Desert Aids Project) 2020 Partners For Life Contributors and COVID-19 Triage Center  www.desertaidsproject.org
-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2020 Federal Club Contributors www.hrc.org 
-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2020 HRC "HER" Event Sponsor www.hrc.org 
-  Emily's List (Supporting Progressive Women Candidates) Supporter www.emilyslist.org (not a 501-C3, outside of charitable giving)

-  LGBTQ Victory Fund (Supporting LGBTQ Candidates) Supporter  www.victoryfund.org

2019 Contributions: 

-  The Del Shores Foundation www.delshoresfoundation.org

-  Planned Parenthood www.plannedparenthood.org

-  Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter 2019 Full Ball Event Sponsor www.psanimalshelter.org

-  Sanctuary Palm Springs 2019 Guardian Angel Sponsor  www.sanctuarypalmsprings.org

-  Palm Springs Dance Festival 2019 Diversity Showcase Sponsor www.palmspringsdancefest.com 

-  Shades and Shadows 2019 Events Underwriter www.shadesandshadows.org

-  NCLR (National Center For Lesbian Rights) and Palm Springs 2019 Garden Party Event Co-Host www.nclrights.org

-  DAP (Desert Aids Project) 2019 Partners For Life Contributors www.desertaidsproject.org

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2019 Federal Club Contributors www.hrc.org 

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2019 HRC "HER" Event Sponsor www.hrc.org 

Emily's List (Supporting Progressive Women Candidates) Supporter www.emilyslist.org (not a 501-C3, outside of charitable giving)


2018 Contributions:

-  Animal Samaritans Sponsor www.animalsamaritans.org

-  DAP (Desert Aids Project) 2018 Aids Walk for Del Shores Team www.desertaidsproject.org

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2019 Gold Sponsor Palm Springs Garden Party www.hrc.org (not a 501-C3, outside of charitable        giving)

-  San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus  for 2018 "Unbreakable" Concert as "Director" Sponsor www.sfgmc.org

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2018 Federal Club Contributors (not a 501-C3, outside of charitable giving)

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2018 HER Event Sponsor www.hrc.org 

-  DAP (Desert Aids Project) 2018 Partners For Life Contributors www.desertaidsproject.org

-  NCLR (National Center For Lesbian Rights) and Palm Springs 2018 Garden Party Event Co-Host www.nclrights.org

-  Palm Springs Cultural Center (Freedom To Marry event) www.thepalmspringsculturalcenter.org

​-  Freedom To Marry (Freedom To Marry Event) www.freedomtomarry.org
-  Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter 2018 Fur Ball Event Sponsor www.psanimalshlter.org

-  Planned Parenthood www.plannedparenthood.org


2017 Contributions:

-  DAP (Desert Aids Project) 2017 Partners For Life Contributors www.desertaidsproject.org

-  HRC (Human Rights Campaign) 2017 Federal Club Contributors www.hrc.org 

-  ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) www.aclu.org (not a 501-C3 - outside of charitable giving)

-  NCLR (National Center For Lesbian Rights) www.nclrights.org

-  Human Dignity Coalition Central Oregon  for Pride Sponsor in Honor of Cliff Cook www.humandignitycoalition.org

-  Planned Parenthood www.plannedparenthood.org

-  American Red Cross  for Hurricane Harvey www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey

-  Unidos Por Puerto Rico (United for Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief Fund) www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/

-  Rocket Dog Rescue (Bay Area Dog Rescue group that rescued little Kirby) www.rocketdogrescue.org

-  San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus  for 2017 Lavender Pen Tour www.sfgmc.org


​​In addition, J.D. donated 100% of his net royalties (paid royalties less agent commission) for all book sales made in the month of September, 2017 to charities that combat the menace who defile our nation with racism, misogyny, homophobia, and hatred of Jews and Muslims and other minorities. His net royalties for September sales were split evenly among the following organizations:


-  Human Rights Campaign www.hrc.org  
-  NAACP www.naacp.org
-  Southern Poverty Law Center www.splcenter.org
-  Lambda Legal www.lambdalegal.org
-  The Trevor Project www.thetrevorproject.org
-  EMILY's List www.emilyslist.org (not a 501-C3, outside of charitable giving)
-  Anti-Defamation League www.adl.org






FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

​October 30, 2019 - Palm Springs, California. The Richard Norris Weissman Charitable Fund is  pleased to announce that Adam Weber has been brought on board as Charitable Fund Grant Manager. Adam will be responsible for overseeing proposals, due diligence, database management, fund allocation communications and other activities that interface directly with organizations seeking grants, and other support for grant recipients of the charitable fund. We are pleased to have Adam join us and provide coordination and management so that The Richard Norris Weissman Charitable Fund may touch more lives in its grants. [Note: Adam’s salary is not an expense of the charitable fund, but paid directly by Rich Weissman and J.D. Horn so that the fund itself has no overhead and so that Adam may also work on political activities and with non-501-C3 organizations outside of the charitable fund.] 

Adam also currently works as project consultant on an important program in toxic reductions at San Francisco Department of the Environment, including database analytics for EPA banned methylene chloride products and compliance with the new ordinance for the PFAS ban. Adam also supports Hanke & Co Wealth Management in San Francisco, an asset management company serving the San Francisco market, in the area of operations management. Adam received his B.A. in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, Cum Laude, focused on urban environmental studies, and was a member of  Member of SFSU Eco-Students organization. He was also a member of the Speech & Debate Team and CCSF Sustainability Committee at City College of San Francisco. Adam lives in San Francisco with his rescue dog Henry, and as an avid runner Adam is Officer-At-Large of SF Frontrunners. Adam plans to attend graduate school and pursue a career in non-profit environmental policy and management. 

The focus of The Richard Norris Weissman Charitable Fund is to support organizations and activities that actively empower those groups under attack in the current environment of intolerance, ensuring equal access and human rights for all minorities: LGBTQ people, women, people of color, religious minorities, immigrants and other minority groups, to fight against homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, hatred towards other non-Christian religious minorities, and xenophobia. As an additional component, the fund's charitable giving supports animal rights and rescue, to ensure their safety and humane treatment as part of a civilized society.

For more information about the charitable fund: www.richweissman.com
To contact Adam: AdamWeber@richweissman.com
To contact Rich: RichWeissman@richweissman.com