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The Fire Ball 2013

LGBTQA Student Support Fund 

The Fire Ball

The Fire Ball is UW-Eau Claire's drag extravaganza! Each year in the Spring, the Ojibwe Grand Ballroom plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. This past year, Latrice Royale from RuPaul's Drag Race brought the house down with her fabulous performances and personal connection (she's a former resident!) to the city of Eau Claire! She was complemented by several amazing drag queens and drag kings who were, in one word, FIERCE! 

The Fire Ball

The Fire Ball offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved, either behind the scenes or as performers in the actual production. Do you want to be a Fire Ball Dancer? A fire/poi spinner? Do you want to take tickets at the door? Help sell merchandise to attendees? Or, do you think you have what it takes to beat your mug (*drag queen vernacular for "put on make-up") and entertain in drag? Whatever your interest, there is an opportunity to get involved!

Importantly, The Fire Ball isn't just another drag show.  It is the chief source of funding for the LGBTQA Student Support Fund.  100% of revenue generated from The Fire Ball is used to fund student social justice activism efforts.

LGBTQA Student Support Fund

The LGBTQA Student Support Fund was established in 2012 with proceeds from The Fire Ball, and 100% of the monies collected are used to support student efforts to engage in social justice activism and leadership. In its two short years, the LGBTQA Student Support Fund has sponsored student involvement in UW-Eau Claire's award winning Civil Rights Pilgrimage, Wheaton College's Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies (a four-week summer institute that promotes diversity in the field of English), Mount Mary College's NEW Women's Leadership Institute, and UW-Eau Claire's award winning LGBTQA Studies: San Francisco Travel Seminar (which produces the yearly Eau Queer Film Festival), among others. The overwhelming generosity of UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, staff, and alumni continues to support The Fire Ball and, in turn, the LGBTQA Student Support Fund.

CLICK TO DONATE!

If you would like to contribute to the LGBTQA Student Support Fund by making a donation or a recurring annual gift, please click on the LGBTQA Student Support Fund icon.  Each and every dollar (quarter, dime, nickel, penny...) is appreciated, so thank you in advance for your willingness to support UW-Eau Claire's continued commitment to student development and social justice activism and leadership!

We realize it's much easier to donate money to a person than to "A Fund," so we'd like to introduce you to some of the students who have thus far benefited from your generosity.  We gave them an opportunity to personally thank you and to tell you a little bit about how your contributions to the LGBTQA Student Support Fund have provided them some amazing experiences.

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