5 posts categorized "Giving"

December 16, 2014

29th Annual Toys Party a Great Success!

16012383546_c295402775_qOn Sunday, December 14, 2014, Robby Browne, David Tufts and Chris Kann hosted the 29th Annual Toys Party at Chelsea Piers in New York City. With over 2,000 guests attending, the party is a highlight of the holiday season for the NYC LGBT community and serves as a fundraiser for SAGE. Politicians, television stars and community supporters also brought toys which are given to the 9th Police Precinct Community Center, Ali Forney Center, Brooklyn ACE Integration Head Start, Camp Felix, God’s Love We Deliver, Grace Baptist/Faith Mission, The Iris House, UWS Jericho Project/Brick Church and the Youth 4 Seniors/Harlem InterAgency Council.

We would like to thank our hosts, guests and our sponsors, HBO, Ketel One and Grey Advertising, for supporting us this year and we can't wait to see you next December! View a few photos from the evening below. Interested in more? Check out more pics from our photobooth area here and here.

February 13, 2014

Hot in Miami

Since the SAGE offices in New York City are suffering from Winter Storm Pax, we're reliving our SAGE & Friends event that was held in Miami, Florida on January 31st! 


SAGE & Friends
was SAGE's first ticketed event outside of New York City and held in conjunction with our triannual national board meeting. Over 100 supporters came together to kick off and celebrate the New Year and mixed and mingled with the board of directors and Executive Director Michael Adams while enjoying cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and Miami pianist Sam Garner.  SAGE & Friends was a huge success for the organization as SAGE spread our message on LGBT aging to new supporters and friends.

December 19, 2013

2013 Toys Party Recap!

On December 15, 2013, hosts Robbie Brown, David Tufts and Chris Kann along with SAGE held the 28th annual Toys Party at Chelsea Piers, Pier 60. Hailed as the best LGBT holiday party of the year, over 2,500 attendees donated toys that will be delivered to various NYC charities for children during the holiday season. Inside, guests mixed and mingled to the sounds of DJ Johnny Dynell, while enjoying cocktails, photobooths and Santas throughout the night. Special guest, Lorraine Bracco introduced Mayor Bloomberg who made a special speech to the crowd as it is his last Toys Party as NYC Mayor.

View a slideshow of photos from the event below or on our Flickr page!

March 21, 2013

A Company that Really Cares About LGBT Elders

Did you know that today is “Companies that Care” day? SAGE works with many companies that are dedicated to LGBT aging issues and our nationwide work to improve the quality of supports and services available to LGBT older adults. Today, we’re highlighting one of those companies: Continuum Health Partners.

Continuum Health Partners, Inc. was formed in 1997 as a partnership of three venerable institutions — Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and Roosevelt Hospital. They are important partners in ensuring that LGBT older adults are living healthy lives and aging successfully. Led by one of their partner hospital programs, Beth Israel LGBT Health Services, Continuum is working with The SAGE Center on a number of initiatives. These include sending a visiting nurse to The SAGE Center twice a week to provide basic health screenings and preventive care to LGBT elders in a friendly environment, and helping LGBT elders navigate care at Beth Israel through a recently launched 7-month series titled “Ask the Docs.”  Ask the Docs is a monthly health education workshop, held at The SAGE Center, where healthcare providers do screenings and cover topics relevant to LGBT aging.

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March 5, 2013

Miami Invests in LGBT Elders: SAGE Expands Our Family of Donors

On February 13, more than 50 people attended our Investors Circle event in Miami to learn about SAGE’s efforts to improve the lives of LGBT older adults. The event was held at the beautiful Miami Beach home of one of our dearest supporters and National Leadership Council members, Jim Pepper. By the end of the night, many attendees had contributed generous gifts to support our work. 

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