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Past Recipients of the PFund Power of One Award
Strengthening the LGBT Community Through Service and Leadership

2009 - Andrea Jenkins, of Minneapolis. Andrea is a policy aide to Minneapolis City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden. As a transgender woman of color, she has committed herself to improving the condition of LGBT people and the broader community through extensive volunteer service and leadership roles in community organizations. Read more.

2008 - Anne Phibbs,
for the depth and breadth of Phibbs’ service to LGBTA communities, as well as her leadership and the significant contribution she has made as a longtime community activist and director of the University of Minnesota LGBTA Programs Office.

2007 - Rich Eychaner, of Des Moines, IA. Rich was Iowa’s first openly gay candidate for federal office in 1984 and has been a key volunteer in a number of Iowa organizations advocating for the civil rights of LGBT people including: Matthew Shepard Scholarship (founder), Governor’s Task Force for Equal Opportunity in Employment, Des Moines Human Rights Ordinance, Iowa Pride Network, and LGBT Youth in Iowa Schools Task Force.

2006 - Darrel Waters, for his vital work to improve the quality of life for the LGBT community in and around his hometown of Rochester, Minn. – from efforts to make his church more open and affirming, to his work with LGBT youth at the Gay and Lesbian Youth Services of Rochester.

2005 - Annalee Stewart, for her lifetime of activism and her exemplary commitment to leading and driving positive change in our communities, especially as the leader in the Minnesota chapter of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change.

2004 - David Irwin and Dick Hewetson, for their work building and supporting Quatrefoil Library for more than two decades.

2003 - Patrick Lochwood, Bemedji, for his work in Bemidji, Minn., as administrator at social-service agency Evergreen House, where he also serves as the coordinator of “BemidjiSafe,” a program for LGBT youth and their families.

2002 - Dan Anderson, for his groundbreaking work in establishing a support network and needed resources for the LGBT community in St. Cloud, Minn.

2001 - Betty and Dale Conklin, in recognition of their many years of community service, including their pioneering work establishing a PFLAG chapter in southern Minnesota.

2000 - Eleanor Savage, for her work as producer of Vulva Riot, a monthly lesbian, bisexual and transgender cabaret, and Forbidden Fruit, a radio program for the Queer community at Minneapolis-based KFAI 90.3 FM.

1999 - Gerry Hill, a former Towsley Professor of Biology at Carleton College, for his strong advocacy and mentorship of the LGBT community in and around Northfield, Minn.

1998 - Lorrie Janatopoulos, for her valued leadership and volunteer contributions to the LGBT community in Minnesota’s Iron Range.

1997 - John Yoakam, for his years of community work with AIDS-related services, LGBT youth and LGBT civil- and human-rights issues.

1996 - Gregg White, for his contributions to the Twin Cities LGBT community and his vital work as co-founder and board member of Philanthrofund.

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Past Recipients

Mayor Chris Coleman and Andrea Jenkins, 2009 Power of One Award Recipient