GDMAF 25 years

GREG DOLLGENER MEMORIAL AIDS FUND

Changing and improving lives one person at a time

This year's Beyond Vanilla XXX beneficiary proceeds go to the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund (GDMAF).

The mission of GMDAF is to enhance the lives of people with HIV/AIDS in the North Texas area by providing financial assistance for critical needs when resources are exhausted through other local organizations.

Since 1996, GDMAF has assisted over 3,000 clients and disbursed more than $500,000 to meet needs such as rent, medication co-pays, rent or utility deposits and emergency payments to avoid loss of utilities.

Most clients are on Social Security programs and living on low, fixed incomes.  For them, life's unexpected emergencies can be catastrophic and lead to homelessness. GDMAF works solely through AIDS service organizations such as AIDS Arms, HSNT (Health Services of North Texas), the Resource Center of Dallas, AIN and Parkland.  Case managers screen clients and submit application for assistance on their behalf.

Today, the all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization carries on those efforts through fund-raising and assistance.  Click here to learn more about this wonderful organization.