Staff

April 29, 2019

April Bethea

April Bethea is the Development and Membership Associate at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, where she works to increase the organization’s capacity for effective outreach to and engagement of new funders in an effort to increase overall grantmaking to LGBTQ issues. Prior to joining Funders for LGBTQ Issues April was the Membership and Community Associate at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP). At IFP she oversaw membership, programming, mentorship, and educational opportunities for IFP’s community of emerging and established filmmakers and industry professionals.  April’s work helped to expand the organization’s audience by addressing new demographics and cultivated her passion for engaging people and […]
April 15, 2019

Nicole Fernandes

Nicole has strong experience in both administrative and programmatic roles, including roles in nonprofit and grassroots organizations.  Some of Nicole’s experience includes serving as a Transform Fellow at the Sylvia Rivera Project and working with Black Trans Media to help organize their Trans Women of Color convening. Most recently, Nicole served as an Information and Referral Specialist at The Center.
April 10, 2019

Chantelle Fisher-Borne

Chantelle joins Funders for LGBTQ Issues after almost two decades working in the nonprofit sector. Her professional career began in the public health field with a focus on community development and LGBTQ youth. She has worked to address issues of affordable housing and homelessness through transforming community based services to better meet the needs of families living in poverty. Most recently, she has been working in the philanthropic sector as a consultant supporting funders concerned about issues of poverty and economic justice. Chantelle has a proven track record of working with groups tackling tough issues such as poverty, homelessness and […]
April 9, 2019

Alexander Lee

Alex Lee joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues in 2017 as its inaugural Program Director for the Grantmakers United for Trans Communities program. An attorney, community organizer and filmmaker, Alex is the founding Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a community-based legal services and policy organization based in San Francisco that works to end the abuse of transgender people in prison. Prior to joining Funders, Alex was a public interest career counselor for law students at UC Berkeley School of Law. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Astraea Foundation and […]
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