Thai Pham

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Thai Pham is a seasoned development professional with more than 18 years of fundraising experience successfully engaging individuals, institutions, and corporations to raise more than $26MM in charitable dollars, primarily for the LGBT community.

Thai currently serves as the Deputy Director of Development at Lambda Legal. He joined the organization in 2013 and served as its Director of Planned Giving and Senior Director of Legacy Giving & Member Services. Prior to joining Lambda Legal, he was the deputy director at Bolder Giving, a philanthropic education organization that was one of the inspirations behind the billionaires’ Giving Pledge, and the deputy director at Stonewall Community Foundation, one of the largest public funders of LGBTQ programs and organizations in New York City.

Before joining Stonewall in 2005, Thai was the Individual Giving and Events Manager at Education Through Music, a nonprofit organization based in NYC that partners with inner-city schools to provide music education, and the Development and Events Coordinator at Continuum HIV Day Services, an HIV/AIDS service agency in San Francisco, CA.

Thai was profiled in the June 2009 issue of The Advocate Magazine as one of their “40 Under 40” for his work in developing the Stonewall Quarter Share initiative (the largest LGBT giving circle in the country), was featured in In the Life TV’s 2009 season premiere Living on the Margin, was a 21st Century Fellow of the Pipeline Project, and received the 2011 Pioneer Spirit Award from Asian Americans for Equality. He is a founding member of the National LGBT Planned Giving Task Force and facilitates the NYC LGBT Development Directors Roundtable.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Commercial Closet Association and was a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center. He has also served on the grants committee for the Horizons Foundation, the Academy of Friends, and the Macy's Passport Fund.  Thai received his B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley in 1999.

An immigrant from Vietnam, Thai has lived in California until moving to New York City in 2002.