Andrew is the Research and Communications Officer at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, a national association of foundations committed to increasing philanthropic support for LGBTQ communities. In his role he oversees Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ extensive database of LGBTQ grants and produces sector leading research analyzing trends, gaps, and opportunities related to LGBTQ philanthropy. Andrew specializes in using data to articulate the ways in which LGBTQ communities are impacted by a range of grantmaking priorities and has presented research to diverse audiences throughout the sector. He is committed creating compelling and relevant content and working to transform philanthropy to be more accountable, responsive, and effective. Additionally, Andrew supports the organization’s wider communications efforts and serves on a number of committees and working groups.
Prior to joining Funders, Andrew was a Program Manager at StoryCorps where he oversaw the launch of OutLoud, an initiative dedicated to documenting and amplifying the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people across the United States. He worked with LGBTQ communities and organizations across the country and collaborated with a talented team of archivist and facilitators to build a significant collection of queer interviews that is today housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. He believes deeply in the power of listening and continues to be interested in the capacity of oral history to amplify unheard voices and build community.
Andrew received his B.A. from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.