H. Alexander Robinson

Black LGBT History Day 5: Morris Price

Filed By H. Alexander Robinson | February 05, 2008 7:18 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Media
Tags: African-American, Black Gay History, black history, black LGBT

Morris Price PR.jpgMorris W. Price, Jr. is the National Program Officer of the Gill Foundation's movement building center, which makes grants to national nonprofits and those in 49 states (excluding Colorado) that serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Morris focuses on issues of religion, faith and people of color, increasing the capabilities of state-based and issue-based advocacy organizations.

In addition, Morris is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado and the Gill Foundation's movement building center. Through the Gay & Lesbian Fund, Morris has responsibility for supporting ongoing work in the areas of religion, faith and business, and he also works to advance the Gay & Lesbian Fund's efforts in leadership development and working with people of color in the state of Colorado.

Morris has a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Regis University, and he says he uses what he learned in that program in both his paid work and his volunteer activities. His community involvement includes: chairing the Gay & Lesbian Commission of the City and County of Denver; serving on the board of directors for Funders of Lesbian and Gay Issues, an affinity group of the Council of Foundations, Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, and the Denver Black Arts Festival; and serving on the advisory boards of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Johnson and Wales University (Denver Campus), as well as on the 2008 Democratic National Convention Denver Host Committee. He is a founder of the Colorado State University’s LGBT Alumni Alliance and former president of the Denver LGBT Center’s and Rainbow House Daycare’s boards of directors.

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