Betsy Rubinstein

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Betsy Rubinstein is a Major Gifts Officer for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV.

Prior to Lambda Legal, Betsy was an Associate Director at CCS Fundraising, a strategic fundraising and consulting firm. At CCS, Betsy conducted capital campaign planning studies and provided major gift solicitation coaching for various nonprofits in the Central U.S. Prior to joining CCS, Betsy worked as a Development Project Manager at Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, as well as the Manager of the Lesbian Community Care Project at Howard Brown Health, one of the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations.

Betsy served as Board Chair for Chicago Women’s Health Center, a feminist health center dedicated to providing comprehensive and affordable healthcare and education to women and transgender people, and was the Co-Chair of the LBTQ Giving Council of Chicago Foundation for Women. She was a 2018 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago Chapter Chamberlain Scholar and a 2017 AFP Chicago Fellow. Betsy was recognized by the Windy City Times as a “30 Under 30” awardee in 2013 and by The L Stop as one of the “Top Ten Chicago Lesbians to Look Out For” in 2012. Betsy has extensive experience in grant proposal and appeal writing, campaign planning and execution, prospect research, board relations, strategic planning, program development and implementation, and project management.

Betsy holds an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis.