Software Pioneer/Philanthropist, 59
It's been nearly 20 years since Quark, Inc. founder and publishing pioneer Gill started the Gill Foundation, one of the nation's leading funders of gay rights work. Colorado's 1992 passage of the equality-snuffing Amendment 2 inspired Gill to raise LGBTQ awareness in his home state, so he turned to his checkbook. The Gill Foundation has since invested $220 million in nonprofits across the country.
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