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Wake Up With FFBC!!

Welcome to the First Friday Breakfast Club!

FFBC is an educational group for gay, bisexual and transgender men. We gather monthly in Des Moines for breakfast, fellowship and a speaker. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all members and guests.

As Iowa’s largest breakfast club, we are active, dynamic and engaging. We educate ourselves on LGBT issues. We work to reduce prejudice and discrimination. Throughout the year, we raise scholarship funds for students who fight homophobia. We offer guidance to those who need help in the coming out process. And we provide opinion leaders and the community with positive images of LGBT people.

We invite you to join us for breakfast—and more.
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The annual FFBC Donor Recognition Reception is on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jonathan Wilson and Scott Kuknyo, 2924 Druid Hill Drive, Des Moines. Food, drink and a good time will be provided. In 2018, we presented eight deserving high school seniors with $3,000 awards. These young people served as an inspiration for their LGBT peers – standing up to bullies, fighting through adversity, brushing off judgment and leading by example. Strong student leaders can often make the difference for LGBT students who might struggle at home, in their churches and in their schools. Our scholars really do show them a better path. Since its beginning in 1997, the FFBC scholarship program has awarded more than 128 scholarships, totaling more than $249,000. Each scholarship is presented at the recipient’s high school senior award ceremony, providing further awareness to administrators, parents and the broader community. The number of scholarships awarded each year depends largely on the funds raised from generous supporters like you. One hundred percent of your gift will go directly to the scholarship program. Contributors will be recognized throughout the year leading up to the scholarship award ceremony in June. Categories for recognition include the following: Scholarship Underwriter: $3,000 Leader: $2,500 to $2,999 Host: $1,000 to $2,499 Sponsor $500 to $999 Advocate: $250 to $499 Donors who give at the underwriter level will have the option to have their name assigned to a scholarship. We want to include you among our recognized supporters of Iowa’s LGBT students and allies. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made online atwww.ffbciowaq.org or by sending a check payable to FFBC to: Jonathan Wilson 215 10th Street Suite 1300 Des Moines, Iowa 50309 We hope to see you at the party. It’s going to be an enjoyable opportunity to mix with enlightened, like-minded supporters of the LGBTQ community.

Upcoming Speakers

EVENT DATE (RSVP BY) SPEAKER(S) / EVENT  
       
March 1, 2019 (Monday, February 25, 2019) John-Paul Chaisson-Cardena,
Consultant/Owner at Transition Facilitator Group
April 5, 2019 (Monday, April 1, 2019) Josh Mandelbaum,
DSM councilman / developer
May 3, 2019 (Monday, April 29, 2019) Zach Wahls,
Iowa Senator