Over the past decade, SAGE's Harlem contingent has grown from a small group of dedicated community members to an energetic, engaged community of dozens of older adults with a full-time gathering space for case management, classes, discussion groups and socializing. On a typical Friday night, SAGE Harlem participants can be found discussing politics, reminiscing, watching movies or playing games.
Now, SAGE's home in Harlem has grown even bigger--tripling its capacity in a new space, and adding daily hot meals starting in December! This expansion is part of a larger initiative to bring SAGE programs to LGBT older adults across New York City.
To mark the occasion, nearly 200 Harlem community members, SAGE staffers, volunteers, and local leaders gathered to celebrate with food, conversation and good company. For more images of the event, visit the SAGE Flickr page here.
Harlem Program Manager Chris Jones addressed the crowd.
This expansion wouldn't have been possible without the help of SAGE's Harlem Investors Circle, which raised an extraordinary $100,000 in just one year--an impressive feat that will make a huge impact! SAGE applauds their visionary support of our programs, services, and facilities in Harlem. These supporters serve as champions for the LGBT elders of color that we serve.
SAGE HARLEM INVESTORS CIRCLE
Reginald Van Lee
Macquarie Group Foundation
Michael P. Adams and Fred Davie
Robert Alan and James Trosino
Stanton F. Biddle
Willis Burton and Peg Alston
David W. Canter and Hakim R. McMillan
Jennifer M. Corcoran and Robin Grunder
Michael Johnson and Michael Roberts
Linda E. Scott
Mark Sexton and W. Kirk Wallace
Reginald T. Stanley
Additional support provided by
Lloyd E. Bailey
Khephra Burns and Susan Taylor
Thomas A. Ciano
Glenn E. Davis
Louis Gagliano and Stefan Handl
Joyce M. Jackson
Kenneth A. Smaltz
-- Posted by Kira Garcia