The Victory Campaign Board is a national group of community leaders who are actively engaged in helping to elect more openly LGBTQ+ voices to public office. Chosen by their peers for a renewable two-year terms, VCB members promote the work of Victory Fund, help recruit qualified openly LGBTQ+ candidates to run for office, endorse Victory Fund’s candidates, and provide the financial resources to help them win.
Members of the VCB:
- Endorse Candidates: VCB members vote to approve all candidates endorsed by Victory Fund.
- Identify Political Talent: As Victory Fund’s eyes and ears in their communities, VCB members help identify qualified openly LGBTQ+ individuals to run for public office.
- Promote Victory Fund’s Mission: VCB members act as Victory Fund’s ambassadors in their communities and engage others in the organization’s political and fundraising work.
- Raise Critical Funds: The VCB is the engine behind Victory Fund’s political success. VCB members raise crucial campaign funds that help Victory Fund’s candidates win races across the country. VCB members raise or give $5,000 to Victory Fund endorsed candidates each year and contribute $1,200 annually to the organization so that we can help our candidates win.
I love being on the Victory Campaign Board as it gives me an opportunity to support LGBTQ candidates who represent me and my values. Our voices are underrepresented and we need proper representation on the issues that affect our lives.
Victory Campaign Board Members
Kate Maeder, San Francisco, CA
Matt McDermott, Providence, RI
Endorsement Committee Co-Chairs
Jim Schmidt, Nashville, TN
Kim Hunt, Chicago, IL
John Klenert, Washington, DC, Chair Emeritus
Membership Committee Chair
Patti Flynn, Chicago, IL
Luke O’Connell, Philadelphia, PA
Fundraising Committee Co-Chairs
Jer Adrianne Lelliott, North Hollywood, CA
Charlie Panfil, Washington, DC
Brian Maloney, San Francisco, CA
Become a Member
The Victory Campaign Board is critical to electing LGBTQ+ leaders across the country. Become a member to help advance equality!