About Us

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The Coalition of Rainbow Alliances (CORAL) is a non-profit, volunteer group that facilitates networking and community for the Central Illinois lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, all other sexual and gender minorities, their families, friends, and the organizations that support them. CORAL supports the LGBTQ community throughout the year by hosting a variety of events and service projects including the Ritz, Pride Picnic, and Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Executive Board

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Jim Barr

President
he/him

jebdecaub@yahoo.com

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Brian Sylvester

Vice President

he/him

brisly@aol.com

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Lori Carlsen

Secretary

she/her

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April Poole

Treasurer

she/her

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Bert Morton

Member-at-Large

he/him

Lisa Cotton

Member-at-Large

she/her

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Carolyn Austin

Member-at-Large

she/her

Coordinators

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Lee Korty

Historian

he/him

Bert Morton

Events Coordinator
he/him

Committees

Activities Committee - Lisa Cotton, Chairperson
Responsible for the scheduling and facilitating of monthly volunteering opportunities

Bylaws Committee - Vacant
Responsible for maintaining the governing rules of the organization.

Events Committee - Bert Morton, Chairperson
Responsible for maintaining, organizing, and presenting the main events.

Finance Committee - April Poole, Chairperson
Responsible for maintaining the financial stability of the organization.

Social Media Committee - Brian Sylvester, Chairperson
Responsible for overseeing the website and social media avenues.

Membership Committee - Brian Sylvester, Chairperson
Responsible for creating opportunities to increase active membership.