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Jane Marquardt is a activist, grandmother, attorney, seeker of good health, writer, and occasional Huffington Post contributor.


Congratulations to all of this year's LGBTQ Community Endowment grantees! 

The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah was established in 2011, with an aim to strengthen Utah’s LGBTQ community and our state as a whole. This year, $34,000 has been awarded to 11 organizations that were selected from a record number of competitive applicants.

Plan-B Theatre's 2017-2018 Season 

Plan-B Theatre has been an important cause for Tami and me since 2001 when Plan B produced The Laramie Project.  Since then, we have supported Plan B, and Tami has been a long-time member of the Board of Trustees.  Plan B raises awareness and invites conversation about the important issues that are present in our community. Just announced, the 2017-2018 season has 3 incredible plays and the Script in Hand Series.  Tami and I hope to see you at some of the performances.  Tickets can be purchased here.

huffington post: My Family’s Expedition into Disconnection

Do you ever feel like an endless stream of 10-second bits of information has overtaken your life? Does this sound familiar: email from your boss, Facebook like, Twitter post, international news flash, weather alert... 

Peace. Love. Opportunity.

The specific notion of equality extends beyond just fair treatment under the law and into the realm of equal access to opportunities for all people to achieve their full potential.