Become a Sponsor

The National Center for Equality and Innovation is currently seeking annual sponsors for 2018 as a part of raising funds for our organization.

  • Annual sponsorship begin January 1st through December 31st.
  • Ad space is limited.
  • Sponsor Ads are placed at the bottom of nearly all the pages of our website.
  • Functional size is 300×300 with company logo and active link to your company’s website.
  • 3 Sponsor ads per row

Please feel free to call or contact Matt for information on the levels of sponsorship.

Top line 1,200.00 – or $100/mo
2nd line $900.00 – or $75/mo
3rd line $600.00 – or $50/mo
4th line $300.00 – or $25/mo
5th line $300.00 – or $25/mo

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Become A Sponsor

Kamini M. Grahame, Ph.D.

Kamini Maraj Grahame earned her Ph.D. in sociology and equity studies in education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has substantial teaching experience in sociology, women’s studies, and global studies. Her research has most recently focused on government sponsored job training as an organizer of Asian immigrant women into the labor market, the education of children in the Asian diaspora, and Asian immigrant women’s relation to their families.

John “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D.

John “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D. became the seventh president of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, in July 2011. His previous appointments include president of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., and president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va. He earned a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate, as well as an honorary associate degree.

 Ski is the past chairman of the board for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and was a member of AACC’s 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. He also is a member of Harrisburg Rotary and serves on the boards of the Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club, Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, and Pennsylvania’s Workforce Investment Board and serves on numerous local, regional and national advisory committees including the Governor’s Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development.

 Ski, and his husband, Steve Perrault, are residents of Harrisburg, Pa. A native of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the only member of his working-class family to graduate from college.

Jeff Pagliei

Co-founder & Co-Executive Chair

Jeff is a Business Systems Analyst specializing in Pharmaceutical/Biotech systems residing in Cambridge Ma. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Since that time, he has been a tech enthusiast and a geeky gamer. In 2008, he wrote a script for a short film called Looking for: a comedy short about dating, which won several awards, including Audience Award Best Short Film at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2009. On the side, he likes Movies, Computers/Technology, Video Games, Reading, and exploring the urban landscape.

Matthew Hansley

Co-founder & Co-Executive Chair

I was born in a small and rural town named Skippack, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. My first experience with serving the LGBTQIA Community began in Philadelphia, PA at Penguin Place – once the LGBT Youth center in Philadelphia, PA, and I have been involved with the community now for over two decades. After beginning College at the Penn State University in 2010 I graduated with distinction in earning Bachelors of Science degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2014. I am currently attending Penn State Harrisburg’s Community Psychology and Social Change graduate program. Over the past decade, I and others have been diligently constructing the foundations for National Center for Equality and Innovation, which was officially founded as a non-profit charitable organization in 2014. Some of my other interests that contribute to my work in the non-profit sector for the LGBTQIA community include photography, sound collage artistry, and volunteer work.

Mission & Values

The National Center for Equality and Innovation (NCEI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that offers unique crisis prevention and intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, queer, and questioning youth (LGBT+). We help those who may become or are currently homeless, as well as those experiencing life-threatening issues. We are committed to positive development through action, education, intervention, and creating safer and healthier living environments.