Announcing Horizons’ Chief Philanthropy Officer

Headshot of Candace Lopez

I am delighted to share with you that Candace Lopez has joined Horizons Foundation as Chief Philanthropy Officer. In this role, she’ll lead the foundation’s fund development, philanthropic services, and legacy giving work.

Candace joins the foundation with over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, primarily in development. Her fundraising experience spans multiple causes, including civil liberties, the arts, higher education, domestic violence, and gender equity. Most recently, she served as Development Director of Gender Spectrum, a Bay Area nonprofit that works to create gender-inclusive environments for youth across the country.

“I’m so excited and honored to join an organization that has made such a significant impact on the LGBTQ community for decades. I cannot wait to meet more of Horizons’ supporters who share my passion for our community and who strengthen our foundation every day!”

– Candace Lopez,

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Candace joins Horizons at a pivotal moment. On the heels of our 40th Anniversary, and as Bay Area nonprofits need support more than ever before, the work that she’ll lead will have tremendous impact on both our community and the foundation itself. With your support, Candace’s leadership, and the excellent team we have in place, together we can create a world in which all LGBTQ people live freely and fully.

Please join me and all Horizons’ staff and board in welcoming Candace to Horizons!