Welcome to the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento! Our nonprofit organization was established in late 2016, at the urging of our founder Sam Catalano, with a clear and compelling vision - to advance equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
As an extension of the successful Stonewall Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento, our Foundation is dedicated to expanding our common cause and working in alliance with others to promote civil rights for LGBTQ individuals and their families. Our primary focus is on empowering LGBTQ youth and young adults, as well as their allies, through educational initiatives and partnerships.
One of our foremost achievements has been the establishment of the Laurie McBride Scholarship, named after a revered LGBTQ advocate, which provides funding for students at CSUS who are actively working towards increasing LGBTQ equity and representation in civic affairs. In addition, we have sponsored student leadership conferences in various school districts, including Sacramento City Unified, San Juan Unified, and Elk Grove Unified, to create opportunities for LGBTQ youth to develop leadership skills and advocate for their rights.
We are proud to have also partnered with the Sacramento LGBT Community Center to fund high school internships through the city's Thousand Strong Initiative, further supporting LGBTQ youth in gaining valuable work experience and opportunities for personal growth.
As we continue to grow our resources, we are committed to cultivating leadership among LGBTQ individuals, educators, government officials, and social justice communities through educational partnerships. Together, we strive to create a more inclusive and equitable society where all individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are treated with dignity and respect. Join us in our mission to advance equal rights for all, and together, we can make a positive impact in our community!
Whatever background or means, true advocates share a passion and commitment to empower our community.
The Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento fosters leadership and supports high school and college students in the Sacramento region who will be the next generation of leaders advancing equity and representation in the LGBTQ+ community.
The Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento is committed to extending support to LGBTQ+ youth and young adults in pursuit of equity for all.
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Board of Directors
Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Trisha Wallis
Past Board Members
Sam Catalano; Charlene Jones; Jeff Edwards; Anna Molander; Mary Hernandez; Tia Kamermayer; Beau Reynolds; Judah Joslyn; Laura Tully; Felicia Johnson; Lanz Nalagan; Katie Patterson