Posted on: December 26th, 2012

Consider a Tax-Deductible End-of-Year Donation 

Two words come to mind when I think about Zebra Coalition® in 2012: growth and impact.


   New Director joins Zebra Coalition® in February – Read about Dexter Foxworth being named Director

   The Zebra Foundation for Youth® Board of Directors Expands – Click the following names to learn about new board members: Babette HankeyScott BowmanScot LaFerte’Stephanie Allen and Stephanie Suggs

   We Doubled Our Staff Size – We will begin the new year with a new Clinical Manager and Case Manager. Joining them will be our Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work Interns as well our Outreach Counselor.

   Grants Awarded –


   New Zebra Coalition® House Opens – Read about this safe haven for all Central Florida youth.

   Street Outreach – Our Street Outreach program began, putting Zebra Coalition® staff and volunteers on the streets to provide youth with resources and assist with their needs.

   120+ – That’s the number of persons we assisted through our 24/7 crisis hotline.

   1900+ – Through outreach services we were able to provide resources, information and education to more than 1,900 persons.

   15 – We were able to house 15 youth this year. The primary reason for housing needs are due to family rejection.

I think it is safe to say that 2012 was a big year for Zebra Coalition® and we have many to thank. We are grateful for our 19 Zebra Coalition® members and our many volunteers, donors, service providers and supporters for helping make this our most successful year yet.

The average direct cost to assist one Zebra Coalition® youth per month is approximately $500. To meet this challenge, an anonymous donor has graciously committed to matching up to $25,000 in donations received by January 31, 2013. Please consider helping us continue our work by making a year-end tax deductible donation.

We at Zebra Coalition® wish you and your loved ones great joy in the coming year. We cannot wait to show you what we have in store for 2013.


With sincere appreciation,


Dexter Foxworth

Director, Zebra Coalition®


The mission of the Zebra Coalition® is to foster hope, dignity and self-respect in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and all youth (LGBT+) and to provide them an opportunity to grow up in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

Zebra Foundation for Youth, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Zebra Foundation for Youth, Inc.’s registration number issued by the Florida Department of Agriculture, Division of Consumer Services under Chapter 496 of the Florida Statutes is CH-37413. The Foundation engages no professional solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA.