D Donors & Sponsors At 26Health, we want your donation because of the real results we can achieve: ensuring health equity for marginalized communities. Donors & Sponsors At 26Health, we want your donation because of the real results we can achieve: ensuring health equity for marginalized communities. Make your donation impactful When you are a donor supporter at 26Health, your donation dollars have the chance to see and experience real results experienced by real people. Our mission is clear. We want to ensure health equity for marginalized communities. And by marginalized, we don’t mean just our LGBTQ+ community, but also adjacent communities: people of color, underserved elders, the working poor, and migrant farmers. We reach these communities because our diversity is intentional. By striving to be a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community, we inevitably become a resource for those adjacent communities. We then build relationships with the members of these communities and they tell us what their donation needs are. Which is critical. Far too many charitable organizations “impose” charity on others. We do our best to listen and respond to the needs of the community as they share them with us. From conversations. Real donor results. Community invitations via conversations in our LGBTQ+ community have led to the development of real, broader-reaching — but no less life-changing — programs. We had a client, Danny, in Apopka who had found us through our in-community HIV rapid response testing and PrEP education outreach program. Danny invited us into a community of his family and friends — Apopka’s farming community. The Apopka branch of the Florida Farmers Association, the Hope CommUnity Center of Apopka, and UCF Medical were already providing on-site acute healthcare support quarterly. From participants in these programs, we learned of the need for ongoing wellness care and community conversations around LGBTQ+ youth, HIV/AIDS, and transgender/transition care. So, we developed the “The Healthy Community Initiative,” providing ongoing wellness services that not only support the LGBTQ+ community but reduce the costly impact of critical and emergency room care. The 26Health Story We want your donor support because of the real results we can achieve. We also think it’s important that you know the heart of our organization started with the heartfelt efforts of Co-CEO and Co-founder, Dr. David Baker-Hargrove. In June of 2016, the Pulse nightclub shooting struck Central Florida. “Dr. David” — as he is known to us and to our patients — mobilized 650 volunteer counselors to provide over 1,000 mental health encounters between June 12, 2016, and July 4th of that year. 26Health has been providing behavioral and primary health care services to those affected by Pulse ever since and has broadened our service reach to the LGBTQ+ communities, our allies, and beyond. Our clients see themselves — in us. Our staff represents our commitment to intentional diversity. Forty-seven percent of our staff are persons of color. Spanish is spoken in every department. Five American workforce generations are represented. And we are filled with those who identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, and allies. The entire staff is dedicated to providing the best and most inclusive health care for Central Florida’s LGBTQ+ community and broader population by caring for people, rather than simply treating diseases or conditions. Our clients can see themselves — in your donor legacy. We want to give you an opportunity to see yourself in our programs. To leave a lasting impact with your donations, means you leave a lasting legacy on the LGBTQ+ community and the intentionally diverse communities we are committed to serve. Are you ready to make an impact as a donor legacy? Yes. Tell me how!