Mission, Purpose and Vision 

The Foundation’s mission and purpose is to create positive differences in the lives of the LGBT community. We focus primarily in rural and other under-served populations of the United States.

The Foundation envisions a society that promotes individual and overall LGBT community acceptance, inclusivity, health, and pride for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or individuality.

What is the Gamma Mu Foundation?

The Gamma Mu Foundation was established to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that serve clients and communities primarily in the rural and/or underserved areas of the United States. The Foundation awards direct financial grants to support HIV/AIDS services, community services, or research and public education that benefits the LGBT community. 

The Foundation also awards financial support in the form of academic scholarships to members of the LGBT community who demonstrate financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational education.

Board of Directors

The Foundation's Board of Directors consists of 15 seats.  Each elected Board Member serves a three year term and is eligible for re-election per the Foundation's bylaws.  

The following are Officers and Board Members for Fiscal Year 2019-2020


John Ellis, President - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. John D. Block, Vice President - San Francisco, California

J. Scott Kahle, Secretary - Dallas, Texas

Kenneth L. Thompson, Treasurer - Boxford, Massachusetts

Dr. Patrick W. Burke - New York, New York

John S. Chapman Founder (1936-2013) - Hailey, Idaho

Martin W Culbreth -  Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. Dean Greeson - Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Harvey - Dallas, Texas

Mark D. Hendon - Dallas, Texas

William (Bill) Jaume - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Robert J. (Bobby) Meehan II - Houston, Texas

Douglas Morton - Palm Springs, California

Cliff Pettit - Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

David Prindable - Chicago, Illinois

Tom Sikes - Palm Springs, California


Contact The Gamma Mu Foundation Inc. by mail, email, or phone.  


PO BOX 23520



Email inquiries regarding:

General questions:  info@gammamufoundation.org

Grants: grants@gammamufoundation.org

Scholarships: scholarships@gammamufoundation.org

GM Foundation’s Legacy Program: legacy@gammamufoundation.org

Events and Fundraising Opportunities: events@gammamufoundation.org