Gill Foundation CEO Courtney Cuff announced today that Brad Clark will be joining the foundation team as vice president of partnerships, effective January 20, 2015.
"We are excited to welcome Brad
to our team to lead our efforts to engage other funders in the important work that remains.
has helped build a groundbreaking campaign with our partners at the Human Rights Campaign
focused on the Deep South.
experience driving statewide change, his
understanding of regions like the South, and his
strong track record of building trusted relationships will be critical to generating the kind of collaborative funding that we need to accelerate the pace of progress where it's needed most."
"Colorado is home to me, and I've had a wonderful relationship with the extended Gill family for many years.
I am excited to head west and join the incredible Gill Foundation
team," said Clark
has more than a decade of experience working in the LGBT movement.
Most recently, he served as director of Project One America with the Human Rights Campaign, where he led a cross-organizational effort to dramatically expand equality in the South and bridge the divide that exists for many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans.
Previously, Clark was executive director of One Colorado Education Fund, the state's leading LGBT advocacy organization.
leadership, One Colorado built a coalition of more than one million Coloradans to pass a civil unions law, launched a nationally recognized organizing project with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
, passed a comprehensive anti-bullying law, and added protections for transgender Coloradans to access health insurance.
As vice president of partnerships, Clark
will lead efforts to increase and diversify funding for the LGBT movement and to support individual and institutional funders in impactful giving.
will also be responsible for the biennial, invitation-only OutGiving conference, which brings together major donors to connect, learn, and share ideas on ways to advance equality through focused philanthropy.
"This past year, the stories I've heard on my travels throughout the South have touched me profoundly-from the courage of a black trans officer coming out on the police force to the resilience of a mother of four evicted from her
home for being a lesbian.
I am grateful for my opportunity at the Human Rights Campaign
to help develop a new campaign in the Deep South," said Clark