Equity Foundation Names Karol Collymore Executive Director
The Equity Foundation announced today that it has hired Karol Collymore as its new executive director. The foundation -- which gives out scholarships to LGBTQ students, supports community organizations, and engages in shareholder actions -- had been without an executive director since Peter Cunningham's departure late last year. â€œWe are delighted Karol will be bringing her considerable talents to the Equity Foundation,â€ Board Chair Carl Creasey says in a release. Collymore Â has 13 years of experience in non-profit, political, and government roles, including her work withÂ the American Heart Association, Pro-Choice Oregon and Multnomah County for Chair Jeff Cogen.Â She ran for County Commissioner in 2010 and was most recently Director of Development at the Raphael House of Portland. â€œI am very honored to join Equity Foundation, a charitable organization that promotes philanthropy and positive interactions among Portlandâ€™s diverse communities through education, grants college scholarships and by providing funds to organizations that work to eradicate prejudice in its many forms, including those against gender and sexual minorities,â€ Collymore says.Â â€œEquity has a unique place in the fabric of Portland and has a bright future.Â Iâ€™m looking forward to helping it achieve its goals.â€ Learn more about Equity Foundation at equityfoundation.org.
Karol Collymore, left, is Equity Foundation's new Executive Director. Photo by Jules Garza.