The $500 Eddie “Future Greatness” award supports and promotes higher education. This award is dedicated to helping youth with the desire and ambition to succeed. It is available to all LGBTQ youth and their allies, 16-26, who are registered in an accredited post secondary institution.
Eddie's Future Greatness Fund was established by community members Laura Serway, Cindy Seymour and Paul Mahalick; in memory of Eddie Kirsteins who passed away in January 2012 at the age of 31.
Eddie worked alongside Cindy, whom he often referred to as his second mother. He and Cindy shared a strong friendship. “He just wanted to do good without any recognition for his deeds,” said Cindy. It is in this same spirit that the fund will provide scholarship and general and emergency funding for Q Center youth.