For over 20 years, Sandra Pailet led PFLAG New Orleans from its infancy until it became a leader in the local community. In a time when PFLAG did not include the Transgender community in its mission, Sandra helped lead the successful movement to modify PFLAG's mission. During her tenure as president, our scholarship program was instituted and is now a template for other scholarship programs to follow.
This year, we celebrate 30 years of the robust PFLAG New Orleans scholarship program Sandra and several others helped develop. Hundreds of scholars have used their scholarships to become lawyers, educators, medical professionals, and leaders (among many professions), but all have continued to be valued members of the LGBTQ+ community.
This scholarship program, along with the reception that is held to present the awards to the scholars, need your help to continue to be the launching point for success for the local LGBTQ+ community. With your donation, the program will be perpetuated; your generosity and influence will be felt by families throughout the great state of Louisiana.