About Us

Our History


Recognizing that today's students are tomorrow's business and community leaders, GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation (formerly GLBT Leadership Education & Advocacy Program) was created by North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation works to carry out the charitable and educational objectives of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce, support young adults, and nurture the development of leaders in the GLBT community.

We create leadership programming and educational events. We award educational scholarships to GLBT and Allied students, who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and who are actively involved in school and community organizations.  

Since 2011 the Foundation as granted nearly $65,000 in scholarships to deserving Texas students. Applicants are evaluated on demonstrated financial need, academic achievement and involvement in community service. Preference is given to students who self-identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, members of GLBT families, or allies who have been strongly supportive of the GLBT community.

Our board of directors

Candy Marcum, Board Co-Chair
Stonewall Behavioral Health

Larry Paschall,* Board Co-Chair

Big Dog Architecture

Robert Stutz, CPA, Treasurer

Robert Stutz, CAP, PC

J. Waylon Tate

J. Waylon & Associates

Andrew Tubbs
Dallas County Community College District

Justin "JT" Williams*

Capital Title of Texas

Tony Vedda, CCE, IOM (Acting Secretary)

North Texas  GLBT Chamber of Commerce

* Also serves on the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

Make a tax deductible donation to the GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation.