San Francisco Pride executive director Amy Andre and board president Mikayla Connell have both resigned over the organization’s financial crisis. Via Bay Area Reporter:
Andre and Connell’s decisions to leave come after months of both women being defensive over Pride’s crumbling finances. The two leave the organization with a deficit for this year that could be as much as $150,000. That figure includes an estimated $55,000 to $60,000 that is owed to beverage partners from this year’s event. Connell, who had previously expressed a desire to resign, has been board president for four years. Her term as president expired Tuesday night, and she had decided not to run again. She’s also resigned from the board altogether, she said in an e-mail exchange with the Bay Area Reporter . Andre, who started as executive director last October, did not respond to requests for comment. The effective date for her resignation wasn’t immediately confirmed.
Openly gay San Francisco city supervisors Bevan Dufty and David Campos say they will step in and help the organization resolve its finances.