Major Gifts Officer
Ace Portis is the Major Gifts Officer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. In her role, she is in direct contact with and oversees both the Major Gifts program and as our ever-growing Planned Giving programs. Ace brings several years of fundraising, project management, and event logistics/management experience. Ace has committed her life to philanthropic service, spending hundreds of volunteer and board work hours in various capacities. Ace has presented to and trained hundreds of students and community leaders in diversity and cultural competency. She is a contributing writer and stylist for popular queer publications and has been recognized by the White House as a top LGBT Leader under 30. A recent Bay Area transplant from Washington D.C. with strong Alabama roots, Ace graduated from The University of Alabama and Old Dominion University, earning a B.A. in Higher Education Administration & Community Development and a M.S. Ed in Higher Education Administration respectively. She has dedicated her life to education, social justice, youth, and overall intersectional equality.