Jeremy O. Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund
The BPSF Jeremy O. Torres Emergency Stabilization Fund provides monetary support to emerging adults (ages 18 to 24), who have minority sexual and gender identities (LGBTQIA+), residing in the Greater San Marcos area.
The Emergency Stabilization Fund is named in Jeremy O. Torres’s honor because he is part of the fabric of BPSF. He was with BPSF from our initial steps, directed all of our Drag Out Funny fundraisers held at Texas Music Theater, coordinated and involved community members in the Reading of “8” in conjunction with a BPSF donor social, and as our Student Social Coordinator arranged for BPSF to attend Rent and speak with the actors. He always involved in the San Marcos LGBTQIA+ community, including non-Texas State community members. He was 100% behind the establishment of the Emergency Stabilization Fund (ESF) in 2013 and informed students of the support available when disbursements began in 2014. When he passed in 2016 the leadership felt strongly that ESF embodied the love and support Jeremy always offered others. In communication with his mother, Shirley Abernethy, it was agreed we would rename the fund in his honor and his family chose it as a memorial contribution to carry his legacy.
Please stay tuned for details about funding and applying.