Funders for LGBTQ Issues is excited to introduce our community to our three newest board members: Matty Hart, Kristine Stallone, and Nathaniel (Toby) Thompkins. All three will add a unique and valued perspective to our work going forward.
Andy Lane, chair of the Funders board and director of the Johnson Family Foundation, said, “We’re excited and honored to welcome these three outstanding new additions to the Funders board. Not only do they expand the diversity and scope of funders represented on the board, they also add wonderful new energy and enthusiasm for our core work of expanding funding for LGBTQ issues.”
We welcomed these three new board members to our Annual Meeting in New York City on November 19th and 20th.
Sadly, Jesse King and Judy Patrick retired from the board at the end of their terms this year. They will both be greatly missed, but we know they will continue to be close to the Funders family.
At the annual meeting, we elected a new slate of officers and we’re pleased to announce that for 2014 the board will be led by:
Outgoing chair Andy Lane reaches the end of his term limit as chair in December but will remain on the board as a member-at-large for another year.
“Andy has been an incredible leader and mentor to me in my first year at the helm of Funders,” said President Ben Francisco Maulbeck. “It’s impossible to over-state just how much he’s done in helping our organization move to a new phase of effectiveness and impact. We’re incredibly lucky to have a seasoned and savvy leader like Cindy succeed him as we look ahead to even bigger things in 2014 and beyond.”
“I’m humbled and honored that Cindy Rizzo will succeed me as board chair,” said Lane. “It’s great news for Funders for LGBTQ Issues–and great news for LGBTQ philanthropy.”