Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. The Foundation seeks to “Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion, & Acceptance” through its varied educational, outreach and, advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew’s story.

Lightsource supports the Foundation as a National Marketing Sponsor for the annual Bear to Make a Difference Gala and Celebrity Teddy Bear Auction. Our team develops event promotions including invitations, web banners, video presentations, and the event program.

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