Welcome to the official website for Gilana's Fund, a non-profit organization that celebrates and encourages educational programming promoting acceptance and understanding of our communities, each other, and ourselves.

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Celebrating Over 10 Years!

Our annual concert at Joe’s Pub is one of Broadway’s best benefits. Be sure to learn more about “Living for Today,” the major fundraiser for Gilana’s Fund. October 20, 2019 will mark our 12th Annual Concert!

What does the Fund do?

The money raised by Gilana's Fund goes directly to non-profit organizations whose mission statement aligns with the principles of educating the world of acceptance.

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Who is Gilana?

Gilana Shira Alpert was a redheaded, friendly, opinionated, loving young woman who passed away in November of 2007 at the age of 26.  She made a lasting impact on those who knew her,  and this Fund keeps her legacy alive.

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What's the "Living for Today" Concert?

Idina Menzel.  Vanessa Williams.  Tituss Burgess.  Candice Bergen.  Jim Dale.  LaChanze.  Kate Mulgrew. Bebe Neuwirth. What do these Broadway stars all have in common?  They've leant their talents to help raise money for Gilana's Fund!

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Living for Today

One of Broadway's best benefits, the #LFTConcert is a major fundraiser for Gilana's Fund.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.  I hope some day you'll join us and the world will be as one."

— John Lennon

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Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Gilana's Fund is hosted by CFFMC, whose mission is to engage donors and connect them with opportunities to make a lasting impact, build community endowment, provide leadership on key issues, and make grants that reflect the communities we serve.