Matthew Shepard Foundation

LGBTQ Resources

About Us

The Matthew Shepard Foundation amplifies the story of Matt to inspire individuals, organizations and communities to embrace the dignity and equality of all people. Through local, regional and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within our schools, neighborhoods and homes.

Our work is an extension of Matt's passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are.


Bear to Make a Difference Gala, October 20, 2018
Legacy Project
Matthew Shepard
"This Business Is Open to All" Campaign
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Rep/Contact Info

Cynthia Deitle
DIrector of Civil Rights Reform
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
  • Cell Phone: (865) 805-9556
Allison Down
Director of Operations and Outreach
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
Dana Juniel
Director of Strategy and Communications
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
Jason Marsden
Executive Vice President
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
Cortney Paddock
Development Officer
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
Denay Patterson
Development Officer
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400
Louis Sisneros
Arts and Legacy Outreach Officer
  • Phone: (303) 830-7400