Pride Foundation Hires New Executive Director

The Pride Foundation, which works to  promote  and strengthen the LGBTQ communities around the Northwest, has announced that come January it will have a new executive director.

Kris Hermanns, who has served for the last six years as the Deputy Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) based in San Francisco, will begin at Pride Foundation in early January 2012 – meeting staff, regional leaders, grantees, scholars, donors and other friends throughout the Northwest.

According to a press release, “Before joining NCLR, Kris was Director of Special Funds at the Rhode Island Foundation where she spearheaded the creation and growth of Equity Action (a field of interest fund for LGBTQ concerns) and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. Prior to that, Kris worked for Brown University’s Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service, which builds partnerships between the university and local nonprofits.”

Hermanns replaces long time foundation director Audrey Haberman who announced her resignation in April to pursue a position at Philanthropy Northwest.

The Pride Foundation awards thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to hundreds of LGBTQIA groups and students in the Northwest each year.


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