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Chief Officer of HRC Foundation to speak at S.A. gala

QSanAntonio, November 27, 2013

Jeff Krehely, vice president and chief foundation officer at the Human Rights Campaign, will be a featured speaker for the San Antonio Gala and Silent Auction scheduled for December 7 at the Westin Riverwalk.

Krehely joined HRC in January. Previous to that, he was vice president for LGBT research and communications at the Center American Progress. He has also served as the research director for the Movement Advancement Project, a think tank that generates research and analysis to help speed equality for LGBT people.

Krehely has also worked as the research and deputy director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy; special assistant to the president of The Atlantic Philanthropies, Inc., a multibillion-dollar international grantmaking organization; research associate at the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy.

"We conducted an exhaustive search to identify the very best individual to lead our Foundation and we found that person in Jeff," said HRC president Chad Griffin at the time Krehely was hired. "Under Jeff’s leadership, we look forward to leveraging not only our programs, but the Foundation’s own visibility, reach and potential."

"Jeff possesses unparalleled expertise across the issues our Foundation works on and he is intimately familiar with the strategic policy, research, and communications agenda needed to deliver results," says Griffin. "He is also aware of the divisive tactics and deceitful messages our opponents use to attack us, our families, and our youth, and is ready to help shine light on their increasingly extreme attempts to thwart progress."

On its website, HRC describes the Foundation's achievements. "The HRC Foundation has proven itself to be an invaluable force in driving real change in the lives of everyday LGBT Americans – from creating more equitable workplaces and safer, more welcoming schools, to providing the invaluable resources and education couples need to start a family, to tackling inequalities in the healthcare system, to amplifying the voices of LGBT people of faith. The work of our Foundation staff has improved the lives of LGBT people in very real and tangible ways."

Krehely holds a B.A. in English from King’s College (PA) and a master of public policy from Georgetown University. He has been published by the Brookings Institution Press, the Urban Institute Press, and others.

He is co-chair of the advisory board for the Forty to None Project, a program of the True Colors Fund, which seeks to raise awareness about and bring an end to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth experiencing homelessness. He is a member of the board of directors of SMYAL and the Progressive Congress Foundation.

At the gala, HRC will present the Equality Award to San Antonio City Councilman Diego Bernal for his leadership in helping pass the city's new nondiscrimination ordinance. The Chuck Jordan Award for lifetime advocacy will be given to Dr. Delia Bullock of the University Health System's FFACTS Clinic. (See related story links below.)

11th Annual San Antonio HRC Gala and Silent Auction, December 7, 2013 at the Westin Riverwalk, 420 Market Street, San Antonio Texas, 78205. Black tie optional. Tickets $175, Federal Club members $75, Student with ID $100. Click here for tickets.

Councilman Bernal to receive HRC Equality Award
QSanAntonio, October 28, 2013
Organizers of the HRC Gala and Silent Auction have confirmed that City Councilman Diego Bernal will receive the Equality Award on December 7 at the Westin Riverwalk.

Dr. Delia Bullock to receive HRC award for lifetime advocacy
QSanAntonio, November 6, 2013
The San Antonio chapter of the Human Rights Campaign announced this week that Dr. Delia Bullock, medical director of the University Health System's FFACTS Clinic, will be honored with the Chuck Jordan Award at the HRC Gala and Silent Auction on December 7 at the Westin Riverwalk.

Westin Riverwalk to host HRC Gala on December 7
QSanAntonio, October 26, 2013
The holiday lights on the Riverwalk will be twinkling brightly this year when the San Antonio Chapter of the Human Rights Campaign holds it's 11th Annual Gala and Silent Auction on December 7 at the Westin Riverwalk on Market Street.