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LGBTQ+ Mixer and Panel: Corporate Support Beyond Pride Month
Thursday, July 28, 2022, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Category: Special Event

Securing corporate support can be challenging and it can be even more challenging to maintain the support beyond LGBT Pride month. Join us for an LGBTQ+ mixer followed by a panel discussion to learn ways to keep corporations interested in your mission even when the parades and crowds are gone. Moderator, Henry Pacheco of Horizons Foundation will lead a discussion with seasoned fundraising professionals Gayle Roberts, Chief Development Officer at Larkin Street Youth Services and Jacob Ittycheria, Director Of Development at Openhouse.

Fees: $25 for Members and $45 for Non-Members

The Academy
2166 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

5:30 PM | Check-in
5:30 - 6:00 PM | Networking 
6:00 - 7:00 PM | Program 
7:00 - 8:00 PM | Networking 

Speakers: Gayle Roberts and Jacob Ittycheria (Moderator: Henry Pacheco)

Henry Pacheco, Director of Philanthropic Services, Horizons Foundation
Henry Pacheco has been in the non-profit sector for over 20 years working with small and large organizations to meet strategic objectives through fund development, donor stewardship, marketing, and event management. He has worked on staff or as a consultant for a wide range of community-based organizations including domestic and international LGBTQ+ advocacy NGO’s, youth education, senior healthcare, and fine arts organizations. Henry is currently the Director of Philanthropic Services at Horizons Foundation where he oversees the Donor Advised Fund Program and Professional Advisors Council

Gayle Roberts, Chief Development Officer, Larkin Street Youth Services
At the age of six, I had my first taste of fundraising — hosting a Muscular Dystrophy Association Carnival, complete with pin the tail on the donkey. Now, as a professional fundraiser, I draw on 35 years of nonprofit management experience and for-profit business ownership.

I have helped raise over $200,000,000 for San Francisco Bay Area good causes.

Working across race, class, age, gender, sexuality, and ability, I aim to foster a world that embraces people for who they are and encourages them to live their dreams.

Jacob Ittycheria, Director of Development, Openhouse
I am a South Asian/Indian 46 year old gay man (he/his) born in Nigeria, raised in New Jersey, lived in Chicago and have lived in California for almost 13 years (SoCal for 10 years and now celebrating my third year in San Francisco). I got the itch for fundraising in 2014 when I participated in AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile fundraising cycling event from San Francisco to Los Angeles. My career went from being a Treatment Advocate for a pharmacy to becoming a Development Manager for AIDS/LifeCycle at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. From there, I was recruited for a job in SF as a Major Gifts Officer at San Francisco AIDS Foundation and currently serve as Director of Development at Openhouse, an organization dedicated to providing programs, services and housing to our LGBTQ+ older adults.

I’ve learned a lot about myself being a person of color and working in fundraising. One thing I am very passionate about is finding out why people connect to an organization in the first place. Everyone wants to be heard and everyone has a story to share. My job is the connect people to the organization through story telling.


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