Person

Rebecca Fox

Occupation:

Senior Program Officer, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Program Officer, Wellspring Advisors

Nationality:

American

Lives:

New York

Rebecca Fox is a senior program officer for the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) program at the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, a left-of-center foundation founded by three hedge fund billionaires. Fox is a career activist for left-of-center causes, particularly abortion access, health care, and LGBT-interest issues.

Career

Fox took a position for the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit which advocates left-of-center positions on legislation concerning women. [1] Then, Fox worked as the assistant director for public policy at the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), a nonprofit that promotes sexual education in K-12 schools. In her role, she worked at the state level to oppose abstinence-only education in individual school districts. [2]

Fox became the executive director of the National Coalition for LGBT Health, a nonprofit which advocates for increased health service access for LGBT individuals. [3]

Fox taught human sexuality at George Washington University’s Exercise and Sports Science Department. [4][5]

In Fox’s current position as the senior program officer of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity program at Wellspring, she manages grantmaking to nonprofit LGTBQ+ advocates. [6]

Board Positions

Throughout the mid-to-late 2000s, Fox sat on the boards of numerous public health nonprofits based in Washington, D.C. She was on the community advisory board for the lesbian services program at Whitman-Walker Health, an LGBT-focused community health center. [7] She also sat on the board of the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force, a nonprofit which provides escorts and protection for women seeking abortions at government-funded clinics. Fox served on the board of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBT and social-liberal women’s interests. [8] Fox also sat on the board of Choice USA, a now defunct[9] national organization that mobilized pro-abortion advocates. [10]

In the 2010s, Fox took positions on more nonprofit boards. She was on the board of Generations Ahead, a Michigan-based organization which supports young single mothers, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, a New York-based left-of-center social and economic policy advocacy organization. Fox continues to sit on the board of Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the steering committee of the International Trans Fund. [11]

References

  1. “Rebecca Fox.” Rewire. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://rewire.news/author/rebecca-fox/. ^
  2. “Advancing sex ed for social change since 1964.” SIECUS. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://siecus.org/about-siecus/ ^
  3. “Rebecca Fox.” Rewire. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://rewire.news/author/rebecca-fox/. ^
  4. “Rebecca Fox.” Rate My Professor. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1198226. ^
  5. “Rebecca Fox.” Rewire. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://rewire.news/author/rebecca-fox/. ^
  6. “Steering Committee.” International Trans Fund. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://www.transfund.org/about-us/steering-committee/. ^
  7. “Rebecca E. Fox Business Profile.” Zoom Info. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Rebecca-Fox/1787362796. ^
  8. “New Series: Ask Professor Foxy.” Feministing. Accessed April 10, 2020. http://feministing.com/2009/02/23/new_series_ask_professor_foxy/. ^
  9. “Choice USA.” Choice USA. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://choiceusa.org/. ^
  10. “Rebecca Fox.” Rewire. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://rewire.news/author/rebecca-fox/. ^
  11. “Steering Committee.” International Trans Fund. Accessed April 10, 2020. https://www.transfund.org/about-us/steering-committee/. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Bend the Arc (Non-profit)
    Selah Program Alumnus
  2. Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues (Non-profit)
    Board Member
  3. Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ) (Non-profit)
    Former Board Member
  4. Wellspring Advisors (For-profit)
    Program Officer
  5. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (Non-profit)
    Senior Program Officer, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Program
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