John Thomas Scholarship Fund
A donation to The John Thomas Scholarship Fund will allow tireless and deserving volunteers in the community
to attend the dinner who, otherwise, would not be able to attend and experience an evening of empowerment.
The GLBT community can be viewed as one large family and it is important to value and honor each member
as an integral part of our combined whole. This belief was the motto of John Thomas, the person whose
legacy is honored through this fund. Coined by William Waybourn as Dallas' most visible gay role model,
Thomas was an activist in both the streets and the suites. Thomas was the first openly gay person to
address the Republican National Committee and was a founding Board member of the National Gay and Lesbian
Health Association. He also served on the board of the national gay and lesbian advocacy group, the
Human Rights Campaign.
Thomas has given his time to local efforts as the first executive director of the Dallas AIDS Resource
Center, an original member of the Turtle Creek Chorale. Thomas had been active with some 20 organizations,
and was a founder of many of them, including the Dallas Legal Hospice.
How to Donate
We encourage you to make a secure, online donation today to the John Thomas Scholarship Fund. Simply
click below to make a contribution by credit card or automatic bank draft.