C. Nathan Harris – Director of Development

Nathan Harris

Nathan Harris is a social justice leader with 16+ years in philanthropic development, working at the intersection of love and generosity to realize positive, transformational change. He joined Oregon Food Bank in December 2019 to end hunger and hunger’s root causes in Oregon by crafting winning partnerships with philanthropic stakeholders.

Prior to Oregon Food Bank, Nathan served as Chief Development Officer at Freedom for All Americans — a political campaign and nonprofit organization dedicated to securing nationwide LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections by 2025. Nathan also served as Director of Leadership Gifts & Centennial Campaign at ACLU of Northern California, leading an historic resource development initiative for civil rights and civil liberties at the largest affiliate in ACLU’s nationwide enterprise. As Director of Advancement at Transgender Law Center, he partnered with supporters to shatter the glass ceiling on individual-donor philanthropy to trans-led, trans-specific nonprofits — resourcing expanded legal protections domsetically for trangender and gender nonconforming communities.

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Nathan returned home in 2018 to reside in Portland, OR with his partner Alan Francisco-Tipgos and their three dogs, Fitz, Beni and Mr. Smee.