The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in public office and to provide programming, service, and other support to ensure their success.
The Donald A. Burns Foundation contribution allowed Victory Institute to provide more than 120 upcoming LGBT leaders with a four-day intensive Candidate & Campaign Training intended to build a diverse and energetic pipeline of LGBT elected officials. The trainings – held in three locations across the country – include comprehensive, non-partisan skill-building and strategy sessions, along with tough, realistic campaign scenarios.
Additionally, the contribution will allow Victory Institute to build and launch a new website that transforms how the organization tells its story and interacts with leadership program participants and alumni. It will streamline registration, allow greater access to resources, and include a blog that shares the experiences of our campaign trainees. The Victory Institute is grateful for the Donald A. Burns Foundation’s generous contribution. It is helping us build the next generation of diverse LGBT leaders in the United States.