Remembering ALRP Stalwart Pat Dunn
Please join all of us here at ALRP in mourning the loss of former ALRP Board member and long-time supporter, Patricia “Pat” Dunn. Pat passed away suddenly last week due to heart failure. She was 65. Pat is survived by her long-time partner, Eileen Blumenthal.
Pat began supporting ALRP in 1988 and was a long-time donor and friend. Pat served on ALRP’s Board of Directors from 2002-2004, and regularly attended ALRP events throughout the years. Pat also consulted with ALRP on strategic planning, and helped write the ALRP History webpage along with Jill DiGiovanni.
Pat’s career included stints with the San Francisco AIDS Foundation (HIV Advocacy Network Director), the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (Vice President, Administration), the San Francisco Community Health Center (Interim Development & Communications Director), the San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Medical Association/GLMA (Director of Policy & Programs), and VISTA/Standing Together Against Rape, Inc. (Executive Director-VISTA). Pat also served as a nonprofit consultant to numerous clients on public policy, health, immigration and refugee rights, HIV/AIDS and social justice issues and projects.
Pat received a BS in Social Work from Minnesota State University, a MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and a JD from the University of California, Davis – School of Law.
Pat’s warm smile and gentle demeanor made her a pleasure to be around – she will be missed.