John B. Montana, MD, was one of the first physicians in New York City to identify and treat people living with AIDS at the outset of the epidemic in 1981. Dr. Montana saw many of the earliest cases at his Greenwich Village practice, and became a proponent of harm reduction and safer sex, advising GMHC, ACT-UP, and many other AIDS-related organizations. He generously gave his time and money to many community organizations, including Callen-Lorde, and provided care to many uninsured patients in need.
It was in this spirit of generosity that Dr. Montana left nearly $400,000 in his estate to Callen-Lorde to help us provide care to the most vulnerable members of our communities, regardless of ability to pay. To recognize his leadership and commitment to ensuring LGBT people had a place to seek care, we’ve dedicated our planned giving society in his name.
To learn more about how you can follow in Dr. Montana’s footsteps by including Callen-Lorde in your estate plans – or if you have already made arrangements to support us in you estate plans – please contact Donnie Roberts, Senior Director of Development and Communications, at (212) 271-7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.