Who We Are

The GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proudly supported by the Members and Staff of the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.

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 more than $75,000 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

Larry Paschall, Board Chair

"The GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation is important to me because we are able to impact future community leaders through the Foundation Scholarship Program. I am proud the Foundation is developing the next generation of GLBT leaders by assisting with educational costs and through the Texas Business Equality Conference and GLBT Leadership Institute."

Justin "JT" Williams
Chair Elect

Clint Thomson
Chamber Board Chair

"GLBTQIA+ youth frequently experience hurdles in the path to higher education and a better, more productive life. The Foundation helps alleviate the struggle to succeed in this adverse environment. This is why I serve on the Foundation Board.”

Robert Stutz, CPA, Treasurer

Stephen Lewis

"LGBT young people are especially vulnerable to financial instability. By providing educational scholarships and leadership training, the Foundation is working to make our next generation of leaders connected to the community and highly successful. ”

J. Waylon Tate

"Education and community engagement are two areas where we can make a huge impact on the future. The GLBT Chamber of Commerce Foundation provides the tools to achieve those goals.”

Tony Vedda
President/Acting Secretary