The Sacramento Stonewall Foundation would like you to meet our newest board members, Lanz Nalagan and Katie Patterson!
Lanz is honored to serve the LGBTQ community as a director for the Stonewall Foundation of Greater Sacramento. Over the years, he grew passionate about campaign finance and philanthropy in the political and non-profit sectors, and he is grateful that his current work and volunteering reflect that. After immigrating from the Philippines, Lanz grew up in the East Bay area and attended school in the beautiful Central Coast- earning a B.A in Political Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He also lived in Washington, D.C before working in Sacramento, CA, and setting up a home in Marysville, CA. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, playing tennis, skiing, square dancing, and spending time with his partner, two adorable schnauzers, family, and friends over good eats and drinks, karaoke, board games, and any sci-fi.
Katie is an attorney assisting businesses in complying with federal and state requirements. She has been dedicated the advancement of LGBTQ rights for over 15 years, when she first phone banked to preserve the then landmark Massachusetts Supreme Court decision recognizing same-sex couples’ right to marry. For the last decade, she has served on boards dedicated to advancing LGBTQ rights, particularly in the legal profession. Most recently, she was Co-Chair of Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians (“SacLEGAL”). She lives in Sacramento with her wife Naomi, and her son Theo.
The Stonewall Foundation is committed to empowering and educating queer youth to become the new leaders that will lead us in the continued struggle for basic rights, liberties and protections of the LGBTQ community.