Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund

The Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund was established to offer financial assistance to those members who are experiencing a financial crisis. The Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund is anonymous and discrete.

Seattle Men in Leather has the ability to award a limited number of Financial Assistance Scholarships via the Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund. Recipients are those Seattle Men in Leather members who otherwise lack the financial resources to attend and participate in an event. Scholarships may be awarded for annual Seattle Men in Leather club membership renewal, registration to Seattle Men in Leather workshops and seminars, registration for Seattle Men in Leather runs, the annual Seattle Men in Leather anniversary dinner, and other Seattle Men in Leather events and activities as the Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund committee may deem appropriate. Awards will be limited to a maximum of $200 per individual per calendar year. Quarterly activity stickers will also be taken into consideration by the Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund committee in deciding the amount of the Financial Assistance Scholarship.


Scholarship Guidelines

Any Seattle Men in Leather member may request a Financial Assistance Scholarship. To do so, they must submit a Scholarship request via email or written statement regarding their finances and their desire to attend and participate in the event. Any information submitted shall be held in strict confidence as will who has received any scholarships. Scholarship recipients may be asked to help staff the event in some manner.

Scholarship Request Form

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Scholarship Request

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Seattle Men in Leather, Attn.: D.L.Fund
1122 E Pike St #1199
Seattle WA 98122

About Dave Lewis

The Dave Lewis Member Assistance Fund was created in the memory of Dave Lewis, President of Seattle Men in Leather (March, 2003 through December, 2004).  During his time in office, the Seattle Men in Leather membership grew, new programs were started, and a new spirit of enthusiasm and energy was created.  His untimely death following a weekend of “Pictures with Santa” fundraising shocked the community. He is missed by those who knew and loved him.