Chris Cozad and Gloria McCauley are a dynamic duo who have been making Columbus and the rest of Ohio better for LGBTQ people for the past 32 years. Their activism and service to the LGBTQ community began in the 1980s during the early days of the AIDS epidemic and have continued through various causes and organizations.
In 1996, the couple co-founded the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) to eliminate violence perpetrated on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity, domestic violence and sexual assault. Gloria and Chris remain integral parts of the group’s leadership to this day.
The Legacy Fund of The Columbus Foundation is one of the few permanent funds across the country established to addresses the needs of the LGBTQ community. This fall, The Legacy Fund recognized the Chris and Gloria’s dedicated and on-going work at a reception where they were presented the 2014 Legacy Fund Honors Award.
Legacy Fund Honors Award Recipients:
2006: Rhonda Rivera
2008: Fred Holdridge & Howard Burns
2010: Lynn Greer
2012: Steve Shellabarger
2014: Chris Cozad & Gloria McCauley