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Apply through May 31 for GSDBA college scholarships

SAN DIEGO – The ninth annual Mardi Gras fundraiser raised over $34,000 for LGBT scholarships.

The GSDBA Charitable Foundation and the Hillcrest Business Association helped raise the historic amount at the Mardi Gras fundraiser to benefit LGBT students and the business association.

The event, which is patterned after the one in New Orleans, has been growing over the years as shown in the 11 percent increase in proceeds.

“We are excited that this year’s event exceeded all expectations” said Stampp Corbin, foundation president.

The foundation will use its portion of the proceeds on scholarships to benefit LGBT students and their straight allies in San Diego County.
The business association will use its portion to ensure that Hillcrest stays a thriving community with a strong business presence.

“We are already planning for next year, the 10th anniversary of the event,” said Ben Nicholls, business association president.

Scholarship applications will be accepted until May 31. Complete information and criteria can be found at www.GSDBAFoundation.com.


The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) Foundation provides scholarships and mentoring to outstanding LGBT students and LGBT community student allies. The GSDBA Foundation also provides resources to the LGBT community through its Scholar Community Project Initiative.