Eliza Byard joins Gill Foundation board of directorsBreaking News, Section 4A, Top Highlights Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
The Gill Foundation announced today that Eliza Byard has been appointed to the foundation’s board of directors.
The Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure LGBTQ equality. Eliza Byard is the executive director of GLSEN, where she has been instrumental in creating safer schools for LGBTQ students.
Gill Foundation boardmembers Tim Gill and Scott Miller made the announcement in a joint email:
“You know Eliza well from her incredible work as executive director of GLSEN, where she’s designed and executed strategic initiatives that have transformed K-12 education in the United States to respond to the unique challenges and needs of LGBT youth. GLSEN’s work has contributed to a significant decrease in anti-LGBT harassment and violence in schools, and the organization’s advocacy and legislative strategies have achieved bipartisan support around the urgency and importance of bullying prevention and LGBT issues in education. Under her leadership, GLSEN was honored by President Obama as a “Champion of Change” and named a Top National Non-Profit for its impact on LGBT equality.
“The challenges ahead are vast, as opponents of equality renew their loathsome attacks on LGBT people and families. But the Gill Foundation and our grantees are ready to meet these challenges head on, and under the intrepid leadership of our newly appointed President & CEO Brad Clark and strategic board members like Eliza, love and equality will win again — of that we are certain.”
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