Mel King is the Director of Grants and Administration at Equality Federation. In this role, Mel is responsible for the organization’s grants portfolio and supports the fundraising capacity of staff at member organizations. He supports our distributed team by driving internal operations and staffing the board of directors.
Prior to joining the team in 2016, Mel spent four years at Empire State Pride Agenda, a former Federation member. He coordinated New York State’s LGBT Health & Human Services Network, a coalition of over fifty organizations around the state providing direct services to LGBTQ people.
Mel studied gender, queer theory, and grassroots organizing at NYU and received his MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Mel is a New Yorker who grew up in Albany. He lives with his wife, Audrie, and their Boston Terrier, Luna.
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