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TransPonder To Streamline Operations And Expand Outreach With OCF Grant

Nathan Bouquet

A transgender organization in Eugene is looking to improve its outreach, operations, and partnerships, with a $30,000 grant.

Oblio Stroyman is the interim executive director for TransPonder, founded and led by trans community members.  With the grant money provided by the Oregon Community Foundation, Stroyman said they’ll have an operations manager, which in turn will allow staff to work in new areas.

“So now we’re be able to have someone who’s coordinating everything that we do, and in that, just looking for places where we can expand our reach, where we can engage volunteers more, where we can backup our partners that are doing particular work.”

Stroyman says this includes organizations like the White Bird Clinic, where TransPonder partners can help provide guidance and resources specific to the transgender community.  

The Oregon Community Foundation also gave grants amounting to $20,000 to Beyond these Walls, and $20,000 to Q Center

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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