By: Andrew Wallace on May 31, 2018
Each year we dive into our Twitter feed to compile a list of inspiring LGBTQ philanthropoids. Check out our 6th annual list of #LGBTQ philanthropoids to follow on Twitter! Who are you following? You can check out our 2017 list here.
As Communications Director at Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP) Vance Blackfox leads communications and public relations for NAP and tweets on issues ranging from philanthropy news to native youth activism.
Aldita Gallardo works as a Program Associate for the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy. She has been organizing at the intersections of racial and gender justice, trans/queer liberation, immigrant rights, and youth leadership development for over a decade and her tweets are dispatches from the trenches of social justice philanthropy.
Tanya Gulliver-Garcia is the Associate Director of Programs and Planning at the Foundation for Louisiana where she helps the foundation strengthen its capacity to manage various programmatic initiatives while also building an effective evaluation practice.
This year Paulina joined the team at @FJS as the Program Officer for the U.S. Southeast following an eleven year tenure as co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG). Her twitter feed is filled with updates from the ground in the fight for racial justice and liberation, particularly in the south.
A self-described “queer nerd working in a philanthropic world,” Aaron shares updates from his work at the Meyer Memorial Trust as well as updates on local issues in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron also recently shared reflections on his first time at Funding Forward in this blog post.
Nicolas Calvo Rosenstone is the Communications Officer at the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund where he manages the Fund’s digital communications. His feed is filled with updates from the frontlines of the fight for LGBTQ equality, immigration justice, and more. He is also a 2018 GUTC Leadership Development Fellow!
Mayra Hidalgo Salazar is the Hudson Valley Program Officer at North Star Fund where she leads grantmaking and donor organizing in the Hudson Valley. Her journey through high school and college as an undocumented immigrant laid the groundwork for her commitment to social justice, and her twitter feed is rich with posts related to immigration justice as well as updates from the Hudson Valley.
Loan currently works as the Director of Special Projects at the Southern Vision Alliance and Co-Director for SVA’s core high school youth leadership program, the Youth Organizing Institute. Loan’s feed is a source for updates on local activism, social justice, and a healthy dose of cute animal pics. Loan is also a 2018 GUTC Leadership Development Fellow!
Alfred Walking Bull is the Communications Manager at @PFundFoundation where he landed following his tenure as Managing Editor of The Circle News in Minneapolis, a non-profit community newspaper serving the Minneapolis American Indian community. He tweets on issues in philanthropy and current events.