By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com August 19 2003 11:00 PM ET
A Cincinnati philanthropist has donated $1 million to Caracole, a city-based organization that provides housing and other services to HIV-positive people and their families, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The donation, the largest ever given to the agency, will be used to establish an endowment to help fund future projects, Caracole officials said. "This gift came to us because a concerned citizen knew the tremendous need in our community," Sue Butler, executive director of Caracole, told the Enquirer. "Caracole's need for support is greater than ever due to shrinking government funds and increasing need for AIDS services." The name of the donor was withheld at his or her request. Caracole operates two residential communities for low-income people with HIV and also provides assistance to more than 100 local housing and social service agencies focusing on housing needs.