Mike Schaefer (Seattle) (February ’08- Present)
Owner/President, Soaring Heart Natural Bed Co - an innovative retailer and manufacturer of hand-crafted, organic bedding. (www.soaringheart.com). As the surviving partner of Ric Weiland, one of Microsoft's first employees, Mike has participated in the distribution of more than $165m to philanthropic causes across the nation - including $65m in gifts being transferred to the LGBT movement through 2015. With more than 20 years experience on volunteer boards, Mike also holds professional certifications in executive project management and planned giving. He has spoken to a wide variety of audiences on the importance of high impact giving. In addition to caring about great sleep, Mike is active in environmental and scholarship causes.
Snapshot of Our Work
Millions went purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. GLAAD to engage the participation of hundreds of partners including national and local organizations, schools, celebrities, sports leagues, Spanish-language media, web sites, and corporations. Check out photos and highlights.