Philanthropy Now podcast: Freedom for All Americans

While Supreme Court decisions protect LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, millions in the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination in many aspects of life, including housing, public accommodations, education and credit. Today’s episode features Freedom for All Americans’ CEO and National Campaign Director Kasey Suffredini and Senior Vice President of Campaigns Amy Mello, two leaders advocating for full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people nationwide. In a discussion facilitated by SVCF Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations Stuart Burden, these three leaders delve into the Equality Act, a bipartisan campaign that can achieve this feat in the next year.

In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.


Stuart Burden, Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations, SVCF
Kasey Suffredini, CEO and National Campaign Director, Freedom for All Americans

and Amy Mello, Senior Vice President of Campaigns, Freedom for All Americans

What you will learn:

  • Progress toward equality for LGBTQ+ individuals in the past 50 years
  • Persisting challenges these communities face
  • The power of building cross-sector coalitions
  • How philanthropists can get involved
  • The importance of garnering bipartisan support to pass the Equality Act

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