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November 6, 2016
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A Message from Our New President: Seizing the Momentum

I feel extraordinarily lucky to be stepping into the role of President of Funders for LGBTQ Issues at such an exciting time for our movement. Like so many of us, I felt inspired this past November when, for the first time, we won four victories for marriage equality at the ballot box. The way that we won was just as inspiring: through smart, data-driven strategy; through coalition-building and intersectional work with communities of color, immigrants, and organized labor; and through old-school, grassroots organizing to win the hearts and minds of our neighbors. It’s an inspiring time in LGBTQ philanthropy, too. […]
November 6, 2016
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A Farewell to Richard Burns

Richard Burns leaves Funders for LGBTQ Issues (Funders) this month after serving as interim executive director for 6 months. Drawing on his extensive experience in the LGBTQ movement and philanthropy, Richard stewarded the organization steadily during the transition period. “On behalf of the board of directors, I want to extend my gratitude to Richard for his work on our behalf in 2012. Funders benefited tremendously from his wisdom and good humor as we navigated transition,” said Andrew Lane, Executive Director of the Johnson Family Foundation, and Board Chair of Funders. During his six-month tenure, Richard worked closely with both board […]
November 6, 2016
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Qnotes – November 2012

Read the latest issue of Qnotes, our monthly e-newsletter, here.
November 6, 2016
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WE WELCOME OUR NEW PRESIDENT

We at Funders for LGBTQ Issues (Funders) are excited to welcome our new President on December 3, Ben Francisco Maulbeck, who will be the third leader in our 30-year history. Having served in the sector for several years, Ben is no stranger to Funders. He’s served on several of our advisory committees, including, most recently, for our GBTQ Men and Boys of Color Initiative. As a Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) representative to the Joint Affinity Groups (JAG), he frequently worked in collaboration with Funders and our other affinity group partners. Other highlights of his work in our philanthropy and LGBTQ […]