Benefits of United Pride

Meet other philanthropic LGBTQ professionals and allies through networking events

Establish relationships with local community organizations and resource groups

Support agencies, programs and initiatives that directly impact the LGBTQ community


United Pride members support United Way by annually making a gift at any level. Identifying as a member of United Pride is the perfect opportunity to engage with other philanthropic LGBTQ professionals and their allies who want to support programs and initiatives that directly impact the LGBTQ community, helping to build a stronger Chicago region.

Join United Pride

Meet the members

Edward Wagner

Chief Officer of External Relations, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

“United Pride provides a unique opportunity to leverage the vital relationships and resources that United Way of Metro Chicago has developed over the last 87 years to build equity within the LGBTQ community.”

United Pride Council


Joe Higgins


Imani Rupert-Gordon

Affinity Community Services

Dr. Supriya Jasuja

AIM Specialty Health

Charles Katzenmeyer

Field Museum

Jason A. Lyrla


Julio Morales


Christopher M. Nolan, MPA

Rush Univ. Medical Center

Mel Parks


Diane Pascal

Howard Brown Health

Joseph Pitsor

Fifield Companies

Dustin Rigsby

Golub Capital

Peter Petros


Robert J. Rustman, MBA

PhD Candidate

Sam Schwartz-Fenwick

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Edward Wagner

AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Other Affinity Groups and Giving Societies

Give Money.

Invest in people. Invest in your neighborhood. Invest in a stronger Chicago.


Give Time.

Share your time. Share your talents. Share your love for community.

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