Rebecca Wisotsky

Director of Philanthropic Outreach

Rebecca Wisotsky is the Director of Philanthropic Outreach at Funders for LGBTQ Issues and oversees strategic outreach efforts to new funders in order to increase the overall grantmaking to LGBTQ issues. Rebecca has a strong commitment to social justice demonstrated through over 10 years of experience working in national and grassroots organizations in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. Her focus has been on developing social change leaders and strengthening organizations that are working for a more just society. Prior to this role, Rebecca supported Funders for LGBTQ Issues as a consultant focused on the annual Funding Forward conference in Atlanta, bringing together national and local funders to discuss funding strategies and critical issues affecting the LGBTQ community. Previously, Rebecca was the Executive Coordinator at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice where she supported fundraising and grant-making strategy and contributed to improving systems for internal management and operations. Prior to her role at Astraea, Rebecca was a Program Coordinator at the Audre Lorde Project where she developed and managed the 3rd Space Support Program (3SS), a program that creates sustainable methods of community based support for LGBTSTGNC People of Color. During her tenure at ALP, the 3SS program grew from an idea to a comprehensive program that incorporates multiple forms of community support.

In 2011 Rebecca was a fellow in the Selah Leadership Program, a national network of progressive Jews who work for social justice, where she is still an active network member. She is currently a Steering Committee Member for the New York Chapter of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. She has a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Multi-ethnic Practice from the University of Washington. Rebecca lives with her partner and cat in Brooklyn, NY.


Former Board Chairs

Stuart Burden
Evette Cardona
Nicole Cozier
Joan Garner
Ernie Guitierrez
Andrew Lane
Lina Paredes
Cindy Rizzo
Tim Sweeney
Karen Zelermyer

Board Alumni

Katherine Acey
Ignatius Bau
Bettye Brentley
Rohit Burman
Maria Cadenas
Steve Cheifetz
Robert Crane
Christina Cuevas
Masen Davis
Moy Eng
John Feather
Charlie Fernandez
Michael Fleming
Charisse Grant
Audrey Haberman
Kris Hermanns
James Garner
Ellen Gurzinsky
Joo-Hyun Kang
Jesse King
Andrew Lane
Steven Lawrence
Ted Lord
Pat Maher
Antonio Maciel
Mary Lou Makepeace
Jason McGill
Len McNally
Hez Norton
Judy Patrick
Katherine Pease
Morris Price
Shad Reinstein
Cindy Rizzo
Ron Rowell
Dolores Roybal
Phillip Rush
Jane Schwartz
Michael Seltzer
Mitchell Singer
Maryann Snyder
Alvin Starks
Patricia St. Onge
Tony Tapia
Nathaniel “Toby” Thompkins
Patrick Troska
Gwen Walden
Alfonso Wenker
Penny Fujiko Willgerodt

Former Chief Executive Officers

Nancy Cunningham
1992-2005

Karen Zelermyer
2005-2012

Richard Burns
Interim Executive Director
2012

Board & Staff


Former Board Chairs

Stuart Burden
Evette Cardona
Nicole Cozier
Joan Garner
Ernie Guitierrez
Andrew Lane
Lina Paredes
Cindy Rizzo
Tim Sweeney
Karen Zelermyer

Board Alumni

Katherine Acey
Ignatius Bau
Bettye Brentley
Rohit Burman
Maria Cadenas
Steve Cheifetz
Robert Crane
Christina Cuevas
Masen Davis
Moy Eng
John Feather
Charlie Fernandez
Michael Fleming
Charisse Grant
Audrey Haberman
Kris Hermanns
James Garner
Ellen Gurzinsky
Joo-Hyun Kang
Jesse King
Andrew Lane
Steven Lawrence
Ted Lord
Pat Maher
Antonio Maciel
Mary Lou Makepeace
Jason McGill
Len McNally
Hez Norton
Judy Patrick
Katherine Pease
Morris Price
Shad Reinstein
Cindy Rizzo
Ron Rowell
Dolores Roybal
Phillip Rush
Jane Schwartz
Michael Seltzer
Mitchell Singer
Maryann Snyder
Alvin Starks
Patricia St. Onge
Tony Tapia
Nathaniel “Toby” Thompkins
Patrick Troska
Gwen Walden
Alfonso Wenker
Penny Fujiko Willgerodt

Former Chief Executive Officers

Nancy Cunningham
1992-2005

Karen Zelermyer
2005-2012

Richard Burns
Interim Executive Director
2012


Former Board Chairs

Stuart Burden
Evette Cardona
Nicole Cozier
Joan Garner
Ernie Guitierrez
Andrew Lane
Lina Paredes
Cindy Rizzo
Tim Sweeney
Karen Zelermyer

Board Alumni

Katherine Acey
Ignatius Bau
Bettye Brentley
Rohit Burman
Maria Cadenas
Steve Cheifetz
Robert Crane
Christina Cuevas
Masen Davis
Moy Eng
John Feather
Charlie Fernandez
Michael Fleming
Charisse Grant
Audrey Haberman
Kris Hermanns
James Garner
Ellen Gurzinsky
Joo-Hyun Kang
Jesse King
Andrew Lane
Steven Lawrence
Ted Lord
Pat Maher
Antonio Maciel
Mary Lou Makepeace
Jason McGill
Len McNally
Hez Norton
Judy Patrick
Katherine Pease
Morris Price
Shad Reinstein
Cindy Rizzo
Ron Rowell
Dolores Roybal
Phillip Rush
Jane Schwartz
Michael Seltzer
Mitchell Singer
Maryann Snyder
Alvin Starks
Patricia St. Onge
Tony Tapia
Nathaniel “Toby” Thompkins
Patrick Troska
Gwen Walden
Alfonso Wenker
Penny Fujiko Willgerodt

Former Chief Executive Officers

Nancy Cunningham
1992-2005

Karen Zelermyer
2005-2012

Richard Burns
Interim Executive Director
2012