In fairness to the directors, I think they just didn't think it through. Back during the 2011-12 school year, Chick-fil-a wasn't particularly controversial and another organization they are a part of did a fundraiser there which was easy to set up and very successful. There certainly was no intention to offend the bisexual and lesbian castmates or their allies. But now they have caused hurt feelings. I hope they will be able to show the wisdom and maturity needed to admit they made a mistake and to do what it takes to regain the trust of the cast. Everyone makes mistakes. Not everyone apologizes well. We'll see what transpires.
Understood. It takes being in a position of leadership to see how good intentions can be misinterpreted and can quickly cascade downhill. Yes. It is up to the directors to listen to feedback and make this right.
Another potentially lucrative food-related fund-raiser (about which I've heard nothing controversial, although I could be unaware ...) is Krispy Kreme. I haven't done one of those in years but, IIRC, the share of the profits was really, really good. You can choose to do an on-site doughnut sale. (We did pre-sales by the box and ordered extras for sale on the day of.) Or you can wait and sell by the box on the day of. (I wouldn't recommend selling individual doughnuts. Too much mess.) Or you can sell doughnut gift certificates. The only location I see in MD is in Rockville. No idea how close or how far that is from you. Just an idea. And, just for sake of completeness, I'll mention that the KK locations I worked with in FL were kosher-friendly.