Tuesday, April 03, 2007

General Meeting This Wednsday, April 4th

Tracy Gary, philanthropist and non-profit expert

The Houston GLBT Political Caucus (HGLBTPC) is pleased to announce that Tracy Gary, philanthropist and nonprofit expert, will speak at the Wednesday, April 4, 2007 meeting. A fundraising reception at 6:30 is scheduled before the April 4 meeting, which begins at 7:00 p.m. The monthly HGLBTPC meeting is held at the Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama St.

Tracy Gary has been transforming communities all her life. She moved to Houston for love (to be with Tori Williams) and is a philanthropic and legacy advisor as well as a nonprofit entrepreneur. She is working in Houston on Inspired Legacies, her 18th nonprofit start up. Tracy began working on GLBTQ issues in the 1970's working out of San Francisco as co-producer of the documentary, Word is Out: Stories of 28 Gay Men and Lesbians, and as a community and donor activist. She has played a key roll in launching or supporting what is now called Funders for Gay and Lesbian Issues, The Horizon's Foundation, The Outgiving Funders conference, and many of the over 200 social change and women's funds that now exist. She was a key partner in the Briggs Initiative win back in the 1970's in the “No CA” campaign and now offers her advice to HERA and the Caucus on key strategies for future wins for our community in Houston.

“Tracy is a nonprofit guru whose expertise in community development and donor activism guarantees real change in our society. I think our political community will learn a great deal from her, and I invite everyone to join us for a stimulating discussion with Tracy on Wednesday, April 4,” said Jenifer Pool, President of the HGLBTPC.

The Caucus will hold a wine reception, where donations will be accepted, and an informal gathering starting at 6:30 pm, just before the meeting. The HGLBTPC meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. The monthly meeting is held at Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama St. Visitors are encouraged to attend the monthly meeting to learn more about the HGLBTPC.

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