'Edie's passion and leadership will propel the Foundation to the next level,' said HRC President Joe Solmonese.
WASHINGTON - Bringing over 15 years of commitment to the Human Rights Campaign, Edith Dee Cofrin of Atlanta, Ga., has been named co-chair of the HRC Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation board oversees the organization's educational programs including the Workplace, Family and Coming Out Projects as well as the new Religion and Faith Program.
"Edie's passion and leadership will propel the Foundation to the next level," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "As we continue to expand our efforts in communities of faith and the workplace, Edie and fellow board co-chair Vic Basile will provide the vision and support to help bring understanding to more Americans than ever before."
Cofrin has been involved with HRC since 1988 - serving on the Atlanta Steering Committee, Board of Governors and as a member of the Foundation board. Her leadership as co-chair of the recent Capital Campaign inspired thousands to contribute to the construction of HRC's permanent headquarters in Washington, D.C.
"The HRC Foundation touches people in their everyday lives - from resources for families and places of worship to workplace advocacy and coming out," said Cofrin. "I am excited to develop these important programs for our community alongside the rest of the board and HRC staff."
Cofrin is a recognized leader in the Atlanta community, including involvement with the Atlanta Women's Foundation to help improve the lives of women and girls as well as AID Atlanta, an organization providing education and support services for people living with HIV and AIDS.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
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