Cameron (Cam) Van Fossen (they/them) is an innovative and visionary transgender leader dedicated to economic and social equity. Cam has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, serving in Senior Management roles for youth, LGBTQ+, family, and homeless-serving agencies for over a decade. Cam specializes in helping nonprofits move from the start-up to growth phases of the organizational life-cycle and has a strong background in fundraising, having held mostly Development-related roles prior to becoming a Nonprofit Executive. Cam brings a healthy balance of practical and pedagogical knowledge to nonprofit management, drawing from their extensive experience at both the staff and Board levels, and from their Master of Arts program in Public Administration, where they specialized in Nonprofit Management Specialization. Cam is a prolific public speaker on gender affirmation and inclusion and LGBTQ+ issues, and has served as a guest speaker in various forums and on multiple platforms, most recently for the TIME Magazine, the Wagner Foundation, the Unladylike podcast, and the Legacy Collective podcast.
I joined the GCC because I truly believe what the GCC espouses, which is that humans are wired for compassion and when that potential is cultivated and celebrated, amazing things happen. The GCC community brings together millions of people from across our planet to call and work for a world based on compassion and justice while acknowledging that inequity and injustice are systemic, deep-rooted and long-standing, and working to address these problems at their root.