On October 20th, SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) held its annual Awards Gala at the fabulous Gotham Hall at 1365 Broadway, at 36th Street. Awardees were Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, receiving the Paula Ettelbrick Community Service Award; Frank Stark, former SAGE Board Member and Founder of the SAGEInvestors Circle, SAGE's major donor society, given the Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award; Councilmember Ritchie Torres, first openly gay candidate elected to public office in the Bronx, presented with the Ken Dawson Advocacy Award; and MAC cosmetics’ M•A•C AIDS Fund, recipient of the SAGE Philanthropic Leadership Award. Larry Chanen and Dawn Fischer were the event co-chairs.
From arts and culture, to health and wellness, and much more, SAGE's innovative services and programs support thousands of LGBT older people in communities around the country. Additionally, SAGE's leading programs—such as SAGEWorks, our employment program for LGBT older people—are often expanded into various sites around the country.