Jason Wilkinson

Executive Director

Job Openings

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers have a diverse range of opportunities to help The LGBTQ Center. We believe volunteering should be beneficial to both the individual and the organization. 

To volunteer, you must be 18 years or older. Teens ages 13-18 are encouraged to join our LGTBQ Youth and Allies Group.

For more information about volunteering, please contact us at

Board of Directors

Terri Russ, President

Cecil Eastman, Treasurer

George Garner, Secretary

Drew Gardner

Chip Roush

Cecilia Stanton-Verduzco

The LGBTQ Center Vision

A community where everyone is valued, respected, and empowered.


The Center promotes equality, builds community, and increases understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) experiences. We meet these crucial needs through educational resources, support groups, social events, and enriching programming.

Guiding Principles

We create and maintain a physical space that is safe and accepting for all.

We celebrate and cultivate the creativity, health and well being of all regardless of race, age, class, (dis)ability, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

We serve as a strong advocate for engaging our communities and raising awareness of the contributions and challenges of local LGBTQ people and our allies.

We develop collaborative relationships with supportive community organizations and businesses through co-sponsorships, diversity trainings, and an online business directory.

We build a sustainable non-profit organization through financial responsibility, accessible leadership, and transparent practices.

We provide educational resources to keep up with the constant evolvement of LGBTQ culture.

The LGBTQ Center of South Bend, Indiana

Who we are...