One of the most influential gay rights advocates in the country has also pioneered the practice of distributing so-called “dark money” at the state and national level.
Tim Gill has become one of the left’s most potent political donors. The Gill Foundation he created with the $400 million he earned during the tech boom dishes out more than $10 million per year to liberal causes.
The organization disbursed more than $14 million last year. Recipients include groups involved with the shadowy collection of liberal advocacy organizations that comprise the Democracy Alliance (DA).
Gill used his vast wealth to flip the Colorado state legislature in 2004 through the Colorado Democracy Alliance (CoDA), a group he founded with three liberal millionaires and billionaires.