This is the story of one donor who, with his first major philanthropic gift, created an organization that The Advocate magazine called “The Most Important LGBT Group You’ve Never Heard Of.” Of course, it is very unusual for a donor to make such an impact on his or her first major foray into giving. In the case of Chuck Williams, this success did not happen by luck or simply being in the right place at the right time. The success of the Williams Institute rests on solid and strategic thinking, research, planning, and a laser-like focus on behalf of the founding donor.
Click here to read more about Chuck Williams, founder of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, the first and only academic research center focusing on sexual orientation law. The profile is part of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Great Givers series, highlighting the inspiration, creativity and generosity of thoughtful philanthropists.