Chris Carnes is a Bay Area LGBTQ activist, fundraiser, event producer, and philanthropist. Over four decades, Chris has had an active role in leading and supporting LGBTQ causes, from her work on the Board of the Cable Car Awards, to her role as a pivotal Board member of Equality California, securing the first major corporate sponsor AT&T ensuring EQCA’s future. For 10 years Chris fought for equal marriage rights culminating with the joyous Supreme Court decision 2015 Pride weekend. Chris was an early board member of the SF LGBT Center, where she was instrumental in turning the dream into a reality. With her legendary fundraising expertise, Chris leveraged her growing contacts and donor base launching Carnes Productions and ChrisCarnesList harnessing the power of social media.