in this interesting city); my outgivings
and incomings; wind and weather; politics and public events; fluctuations in my own health; fluctuations in Mrs.
That successful collaboration led Gill to ask Singer to build a pro-LGBT donor network on the right modeled on his own donor network, OutGiving
, on the left.
Schwarzenegger, Boies and Olson pursued a strategy most established LGBT organizations, such as Lambda Legal and Freedom to Marry and the wealthy donors to OutGiving
, the biannual conference that counsels rich gay men and lesbians on their political philanthropy, viewed with suspicion and actively resisted.
They are meant not just to give the poet his due, calculated according to some implicit scale of literary worth, but to beat him, by outgiving
his gift and outdoing his performance, in a gradual upping of the ante.
And Arkansans rank second in the Catalogue of Philanthropy's Generosity Index, outgiving
everyone but our neighbors in Mississippi.
Unfortunately, none of the issues raised here got any serious attention at the annual Aspen retreat of the Gill Foundation's Outgiving
Project, a closed-door conference for gay fatcats who give at least $10,000 each year to gay groups.
Today, significant financial support ($400,000) comes from Denver's Scientific and Cultural Facilities District [see Dance Magazine, February 1996, page 64], as well as from Oppenheimer Funds ($100,000 title sponsor), the Colorado Council on the Arts, USAirways, and the Gay and Lesbian Outgiving
Fund (through the Gill Foundation).
He has yet to articulate a detailed plan for a nationwide campaign, but in late March he spoke at Outgiving
, an annual gathering of gay philanthropists in Las Vegas, and his call for federal civil rights legislation seems to have surprised some leaders who have invested years--decades, even--in a historically proven strategy of state-by-state progress.
DONNA RED WING DIRECTOR, THE GILL FOUNDATION'S OUTGIVING
A veteran participant in creative protests, she now helps local organizations leverage the success of such events in her role as director of the OutGiving
Project of the Gill Foundation.
HIRED: Donna Red Wing, field director for the Human Rights Campaign, as director of the Gill Foundation's OutGiving
Project, beginning September 21.