March 2010 Backyard Heroes

Dan HodgeDan Hodge, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Even with a tight UW schedule, Dan Hodge has for two years made time for volunteering with Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He takes on those unending tasks every nonprofit needs help with: from mailings to data entry to internet searches. His eternally helpful and friendly manner makes him a joy to have in the office–we will miss him after graduation. We love those student volunteers!

For information about the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign or to volunteer, please visit www.wisdc.org or call (608) 255-4260.

Nilhan GunasekeraNilhan Gunasekera, OutReach

Nilhan Gunasekera, a long-time volunteer for OutReach, currently serves as its Board Vice President. Bright and engaging, Nilhan is a very effective ambassador for the LGBT communities. A native of Sri Lanka, Nilhan brings a unique perspective to the speaker’s bureau, one grounded in an appreciation for history, gender, class, and ethnicity–and how they impact our understanding of the LGBT community.

For information about OutReach or to volunteer, please visit www.lgbtoutreach.org or call (608) 255-8582.

Photos of Dan Hodge provided by John Urban, The Urban Photo Company