Gill Foundation

Kevin Gardner

October 6, 2022

As communications manager, Kevin gives voice to the impact that the Gill Foundation and its grantees are making on their path to secure full equality for LGBTQ Americans. In this role, he collaborates with the Programs, OutGiving, and Leadership teams to communicate the foundation’s vision, celebrate successes, and reflect on lessons learned. Prior to joining…

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Cameron Hill

October 6, 2022

As senior development officer, Cameron Hill works to identify, engage, and advise individual and institutional donors to make strategic investments in key initiatives that will help drive the LGBTQ movement. Prior to joining the foundation, Cameron worked as associate director for Colorado Common Cause (COCC), where he organized and educated supporters to advocate for fair…

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Nathan Kasai

April 7, 2022

Nathan is a program officer for the Gill Foundation, responsible for litigation strategies to advance LGBTQ equality under the law. Before joining the Gill Foundation, Nathan served as Deputy Director of Social Policy and Politics for Third Way in Washington, DC. There, he led work on challenging federal issues, including LGBTQ equality, immigration reform, gun…

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Steph Perkins

February 3, 2020

Steph Perkins is a program officer at the Gill Foundation, responsible for identifying and developing grant-making strategies in the states to help advance nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. Steph comes to the Gill Foundation from PROMO, Missouri’s statewide LGBT advocacy organization. Steph first joined PROMO as a part-time field organizer in 2008 in Springfield, and…

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Michael Dabbs

March 25, 2019

As senior communications officer, Michael Dabbs is responsible for leading the foundation’s communications, research, and media accountability portfolios, working in partnership with the communications and programs departments to direct research, craft messaging, and design breakthrough projects that spark debate and build demand for equal treatment of LGBTQ people. He also has supervisory responsibilities for the…

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Owen Loftus

September 22, 2017

Owen Loftus is the Gill Foundation’s senior program officer. Since joining the foundation in 2018, he has been responsible for the foundation’s strategic investments to engage and grow support for LGBTQ equality from business, conservative, faith, and veterans organizations. Born in New Mexico, Owen grew up in Pueblo, Colorado. He is a graduate of Colorado…

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Denise Whinnen

September 8, 2014

As director of Colorado programs, Denise Whinnen manages a diverse set of portfolios that invest in Colorado to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to thrive. This dynamic scope of work includes LGBT advocacy and services; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, which cultivates critical-thinking skills and prepares students for 21st century jobs; and,…

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