Chandra Palmer, Monthly Sustainer
“The organizations that I support are around queer and trans rights, abortion access, and getting rid of cash bail. That’s something that’s really important to me and that has a great overlap with Crossroads Fund. Those are the organizations that Crossroads is funding.”
Hi, I’m Chandra Palmer. My pronouns are she her. I live in Lakeview.
How did you get connected to Crossroads Fund? How did you get introduced to Crossroads Fund?
I got connected to Crossroads through my former coworkers husband. He was a former board member of Crossroads and a few times he said, You know what, you should do the Giving Project. And I was like, what is the Giving Project? What is Crossroads? I’m not sure. I attended a conference and I made the connection. I saw Jane speaking about Crossroads and I was like, wow, she’s just fantastic. And so I went up to speak to her and I said afterwards, I’ve gotten really nervous. And I was like, I’ve heard of Crossroads, I’ve heard about you. And immediately Jane’s like, We’re going to be friends and you need to do the Giving Project and I haven’t looked back since.
What are some organizations that you’re supporting outside of Crossroads Fund and then where does Crossroads Fund fit into that?
The organizations that I support are around queer and trans rights about abortion access and getting rid of cash bail. Like, that’s something that’s really important to me and that has a great overlap with Crossroads Fund. Those are the organizations that Crossroads is funding. And part of that is through my experience with the Giving Project. Those are some of the organizations that I had the opportunity to sit in community with and realize the work that they were doing that I needed to be assisting through Crossroads. But I also needed to sustain them.
Transcript has been slightly edited to make it readable. (All photos have been taken in Winter 2022)