New Beginnings For The Center

On behalf of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center’s Board of Directors I am proud to announce our decision to hire David Heitstuman as Executive Director.

Within this role, David will oversee the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties will include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. In this position, David will report directly to the Center’s Board of Directors. David replaces outgoing Executive Director Donald Benz, who has served the Sacramento LGBT community with great distinction over the last two years.

During Donald’s tenure, we have expanded mental health and HIV prevention services, grown our staff, and increased our funding capacity. We are incredibly grateful for his contributions and wish him the best success in his future endeavors.

David transitions into the Executive Director role with unparalleled qualifications for the job. Serving on the Center’s board since 2011, David was elected President from 2012-2016. In 2014, he also volunteered as the Center’s Interim Executive Director. His leadership, fundraising acumen, and deep community ties have been integral to the Center’s revitalization. We are thrilled about his hire and expect great things to come for the Center under David’s leadership.

David comes to the Center from the California State Assembly where he served for 11 years, most recently as the Chief Consultant to Speaker Anthony Rendon. Earlier this year, Stonewall Democrats of Sacramento awarded David its “Freedom From Fear Award.” David will begin as Executive Director on Thursday, September 15.

Looking Forward,

Carlos Marquez, Board President