Prominent People in Philanthropy: Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen
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Bruce Cohen has created magic onscreen as the producer of critically lauded films such as Big Fish, American Beauty, and Milk. Away from the cameras, however, he tries to create something else: change.

As the president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), Cohen works for equal rights for Americans. AFER is currently focused on marriage equality, and they are the sole sponsor for the court challenge of California’s Proposition 8, a proposition that limits the definition of marriage in California. Cohen is involved in more than just AFER’s fight for equality, however.

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