The Empowering Spirits Foundation, Inc. (ESF) is a national nonprofit civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality through community service activities. Instead of attempting to change laws ESF strives to change the hearts and minds of individuals and institutions that may have not previously favored gay rights or supported LGBT populations, through events designed to allow both sides to work together in a positive environment to foster non-confrontational dialogue and dispel negative stereotypes. Volunteer today and help ESF promote equality!

Mar. 04, 2013

Statement from ESF Founding President/CEO, A. Latham Staples, on his Resignation

After careful thought and deliberation with my family and the Empowering Spirits Foundation, Inc. (ESF) board I’ve decided to end my term as the President/CEO of ESF. When I founded ESF I never imagined the organization would grow to what it has become. These past four years have been the most unique, exciting and challenging years of my life.

I resign confident about the direction of ESF and having been elected as Chairman of the Board I will still be involved in the organization that I love. But now I have a tremendous opportunity to serve humanity in a different capacity, as the CEO of PremloCare Intuitive, Inc. (PremloCare), a corporation that has set out to revolutionize healthcare.

Mar. 04, 2013

ESF Founding Pres/CEO Steps Down, Named CEO of PremloCare

At its annual board meeting, A. Latham Staples, the founder of the Empowering Spirits Foundation (ESF), a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced his resignation as president and CEO of the organization he started in 2008. Staples who will remain with ESF as Chairman of the Board will become CEO of PremloCare Intuitive, Inc. (PremloCare), a La Jolla, Calif. based healthcare corporation. Due to the ESF’s growth over the past four years, the board of directors also approved changes to the oversight of the organization.

Jan. 22, 2013

ESF's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Unites Members from Various Ethnicities, Religions, and Sexual Orientations

Volunteers with the Empowering Spirits Foundation (ESF), a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization working to achieve equality through community service activities, worked alongside members of the faith-based community and other San Diego organizations to clean up Cholas Creek and the grounds of The Jacobs Center for Innovation as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

“The ESF service events are a great way to help tackle many of the major issues facing Americans today – lack of affordable housing, inadequate health care, and a lack of funds for neighborhood revitalization,” said A. Latham Staples, ESF president and CEO.