We did it! SOC Translation Fund Challenge Grant Met.
Thanks to hard work of the WPATH Development Committee and the loyal members and supporters of transgender health, we reached the goal of $10,000.00 in donations, which has been generously matched by $10,000.00 from the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) in the UK. This grant is in addition to the $20,000 that GIRES previously contributed to the WPATH translation fund. The challenge grant initiative represents the first major fundraising effort in WPATH’s history. We deeply appreciate the support and commitment represented by your donations, large or small – every dollar matters. The funds raised in this campaign will go toward contracted translation efforts. All the project management, and production coordination, as well as the development of SOC content, is done on volunteer time contributed by our professional members, officers, and committee chairs.
As we work on the completion of translations of SOC into Hindi and Arabic, we are now able to embark on the next group of translations to be offered.
If you are looking for opportunities to become more involved with WPATH, we are looking for dedicated members to join our Development Committee as we charge forward to make a difference for transgender care globally! Please email Dr. Lin Fraser (firstname.lastname@example.org) WPATH Development Committee Chair for more information.
For those of you who have yet to donate, don’t worry donations are still welcomed, needed and appreciated through the WPATH website at http://bit.ly/1AwnIVC
Your shared commitment to increase access to professional education, to improve transgender health, to strengthen the professional ethics and practice of transgender care, and to advocate for civil and human rights for transsexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people are exemplified by your support for WPATH.
The WPATH Development Committee:
Lin Fraser, EdD (Committee Chair)
Jamison Green, PhD (President)
Gail Knudson, MD, FRCPC (President Elect)
Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD (Secretary – Treasurer)
Beatrice "Bean" Robinson, PhD, LP, LMFT (Executive Director)
Eli Coleman, PhD, LP
Randi Ettner, PhD
Dan Karasic, MD
Stan Monstrey MD, PhD
You may continue to donate at any time: http://www.gofundme.com/bz9e1
We offer a sincere thank you to those members and non-members who attended and those who have offered financial contributions to support this important initiative.
Beatrice "Bean" Robinson
Brandon J. Hill
Griet De Cuypere
Heino F Meyer-Bahlburg
In Honor of the CIIS beginnings
Jennifer N. Pritzker
John C. Harrison
John & Donna Kelly
Loren S. Schechter
MAA van Trotsenburg
Mary B Mattis SoCo Counseling
Robin Diane Goldstein
Taryn M Witten