Gerald Coon (he / him)

Grants & Budget Support

Actively involved in LGBTQ advocacy issues for many years, Gerry is thrilled to work in a queer organization, and has been with D&R since 2015.  Prior to joining Diverse & Resilient, Gerry worked with children and adults with mental health, physical, and cognitive differences.  In addition to his LGBTQ advocacy work, Gerry volunteers doing community organizing and economic development work on Milwaukee’s near west side.  Gerry and his partner, Stewart Dempsey, have lived in Milwaukee’s Walnut Hill neighborhood since 1988, restoring a treasured 135-year-old home and lovingly creating gardens to surround it.