The Philanthropic Closet - New Research on LGBTQ People in Philanthropy

Host Organization: Philanthropy New York


Do you know how many LGBTQ people work in philanthropy? Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ new upcoming report, The Philanthropic Closet: LGBTQ People in Philanthropy finally answers that question - and the results might surprise you!

The report notes that upwards of 10 percent of people working in philanthropy identify as LGBTQ, however, the majority are not open about their sexual orientation or gender identity with their work colleagues.

What does this mean for us as a sector?

Philanthropy New York is pleased to invite you to join CHANGE Philanthropy and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a presentation, followed by a chance to mix and mingle with friends and colleagues to discuss your own reactions.


  • The findings of the initial Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals (DAPP) Survey
  • Highlights from the authors on the demographics of LGBTQ people in philanthropy
  • How leaders in the field are responding to the new report


  • Jennifer Ching, Executive Director, North Star Fund
  • Lyle Matthew Kan, Director of Research and Communications, Funders for LGBTQ Issues
  • Kristine Stallone, Vice President of Finance & Administration, American Jewish World Service
  • Ben Francisco Maulbeck (Moderator), President, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Designed for
All interested funders.

3:45 - 4:00 PM  Check-in
4:00 - 5:00 PM  Program
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception

Registration is required by October 15th.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click the Register Now link above.

Guests of Organizers: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with your name, title, organizational affiliation, business mailing address, and phone number. Please indicate by which organizer you were invited. (no fee)

Non-Member Funders: Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org ($150 fee)

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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