Torie Osborn, Liberty Hill’s Executive Director, will move into a new role with the foundation beginning in January of next year.
During her eight years as executive director of one of the nation’s leading social justice foundations, Osborn tripled both revenue and grantmaking, added a fund that supports lesbian and gay organizing projects, and launched a groundbreaking democracy-building low-income voter registration and mobilization program.
She will remain with the foundation in a part-time capacity, helping the foundation build social justice philanthropy into a nationwide movement.
Lanny Gertler, chair of Liberty Hill Foundation’s Board of Directors, said, “Torie Osborn has expanded and strengthened every aspect of Liberty Hill’s work. Because of her outstanding leadership, Liberty Hill is recognized nationwide as one of the country’s philanthropic institutions to watch. There is no more perfect person to help Liberty Hill build social justice philanthropy into a powerful force for change that champions the values Liberty Hill cherishes most: dignity, freedom, and opportunity for all.”Prior to joining Liberty Hill, Torie Osborn was executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force in Washington DC, the nation’s oldest and largest gay and lesbian civil rights organization. From 1988 to 1992, she was executive director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, which, under her leadership, became the world’s largest organization serving the gay and lesbian communities.