Sometimes to change things in politics you need to have access to an insider, someone who believes in your cause and who knows how to get things done. In order to cover all aspects of philanthropy more effectively we are profiling prominent individuals in philanthropy.
Ken Mehlman understands politics. So when the New York state legislature was debating whether or not to pass a same-sex marriage law in New York he knew what needed to be done.
The issue is an important one to Kenneth Mehlman as he’s been an active advocate for LGBT equality ever since he came out in the Atlantic in 2010. Since then, he’s helped to raise almost $3 million for marriage equality campaigns in New York, Maryland, New Hampshire and Washington State.