DignityUSA Announcements

Fiscal Year Ends in Black

Thanks to the special generosity of many donors and attention to effective cost-cutting measures, DignityUSA completed its fiscal year 2005-2006, ended September 30, 2006, “in the black” with a surplus carryover to FY 2006-2007.

Executive Director Steps Down

Debra Weill has stepped down from the position of DignityUSA executive director effective October 8, 2006, upon mutual agreement with the national board of directors.

Sam Sinnett said, “We are grateful for Debbie’s service to DignityUSA and her commitment to the goals of equality and inclusion for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Catholics in the church and society.”

Board of Directors Recommends Relocation of National Office

During its meeting of Oct 6-8, 2006, DignityUSA’s board of directors recommended the adoption of the report findings of the ad hoc committee investigating cost savings in an alternate location of the national office.

The proposed move to Dignity Center, Washington, DC, a building owned by Dignity/Washington (DC), could effect a savings of $1,000 a month in rental costs.

Operations to Continue

Operations of the national office of DignityUSA will continue for now with the current staff at the current location while Dignity leaders consider strategic and cost-savings measures such as staffing options and alternative office space.