September 21, 2020

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Funders for LGBTQ Issues joins the nation in mourning the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a luminary defender of women’s rights, reproductive freedom, and LGBTQ equality.  Ginsburg was a leading architect of the modern legal battle for women’s rights. Since her appointment and confirmation to the United States Supreme Court in 1993, Justice Ginsburg was a moral compass on the Court and provided a critical voice for fairness and justice. Notably, she joined the majority on every decision in support of LGBTQ rights from the court and played a central role advancing the rights of LGBTQ people […]
September 17, 2020

Second Iteration of the DAPP Survey Expands with New Partnerships

In 2018, Funders for LGBTQ Issues asked a simple question: how many LGBTQ people work in the philanthropic sector? In an attempt to answer that question, we confronted the reality that at the time, there was no reliable data on the level of representation of LGBTQ people in our sector, nor on the degree to which LGBTQ people feel included and welcome in the workplace. Thanks to the support of the  Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, and the expertise of  SMU DataArts, Funders for LGBTQ Issues developed and conducted the Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey and released findings […]
September 11, 2020

Remembering a Giant of LGBTQ Philanthropy

August 27, 2020

My Final Message as President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Dear friends, My heart is a tangle of emotions as I approach my last day as President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues this Friday, August 28. Even though I’ve had a year of planning to prepare for this transition, it’s still hard to move on from the most fulfilling job of my career. Our Leadership Transition Committee and our consultants from Strategies for Social Change have been hard at work on our executive search these past several months. As you can imagine, the search is taking longer than expected given the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges. Our […]