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Spring Fever 2018

May 3, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tickets and sponsorships on sale now for Spring Fever 2018! This year’s event will take place on Thursday, May 3rd at Project Farmhouse in Union Square from 6pm – 9pm.

Now in its 11th year, Spring Fever attracts powerful women, friends and allies to gather for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in support of our affirming and inclusive women’s health program while honoring influential women who have positively impacted LGBTQ communities in New York and beyond.

At Callen-Lorde, we strive to create an environment that affirms humanity and individuality, inspiring people to realize their own health and wellness. Our women’s health program – one of the first of its kind – offers empowering, non-judgmental, body-positive healthcare in an open and welcoming environment. Our services are provided in a safe and supportive space to all women, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lydia Polgreen
2018 Spring Fever Honoree

This year we will honor journalist and HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen and recognize her efforts to support a platform that brings unbiased, educational, diverse reporting to the world. As one of the only women to head a major news organization – and the only queer woman of color – Lydia is creating a space that elevates women’s voices from all walks of life. We are thrilled to add Lydia’s name to the canon of past honorees that include comedian, activist, musician and actor Lea DeLaria; Executive Director of M•A•C AIDS Fund Nancy Mahon; activist and equal marriage champion, the late Edie Windsor; longtime Callen-Lorde supporter and former Board member Ellen Alpert; performing artist and political activist, Staceyann Chin; novelist, playwright and AIDS Historian Sarah Schulman; and platform, collective, and women’s booking agency Discwoman.

Join us this year on Thursday, May 3rd and help us recognize phenomenal women while raising funds for the women’s health program at Callen-Lorde! 

For more information please contact Sunil Persaud, Development Officer at (212) 271-7263 or spersaud@callen-lorde.org.

2018 Sponsors

Orchid Sponsors


Lilac Sponsor



Tulip Sponsor

Peony Sponsors

Debbie Brennan & Lisa Davis
The Honorable Thomas Duane and Bruce Pachter
Navin C. Mehta, MD, FACS, PC
Tress Capitol Advisors
Wells Fargo Advisors/Judith M. Kasen-Windsor

Hyacinth Sponsors

Amida Care
John W. Baumgarten Architect, P.C.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Marla Hassner & M. Gerard Thompson
Carri Lyon
Dr. Anastasios Manessis/ Endocrine Associates of West Village, PC
Rock Steady Farm & Flowers
Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW & Amy B. Lane
Sarah T. Sheffield

Daffodil Sponsors

Ellen Alpert & Janice Sears
Matthew Cohen
Erin Drinkwater
James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.
Leanne Gan
Karen Sauvigné & Diane D’Alessandro
Jama Shelton & Glennda Testone
Wendy Stark & Katie Douglass
Barbara J. Turk
Rona Vail, MD & Cindy Broholm, FNP, MPH

Lily Sponsors

Carol B. Alpert
Denise & Gene DeMaio
Lynn A. Faria & Kendra L. Hutchinson
Donna Futterman, MD & Terri Jackson, MA
Judith Godwin
Jill Harris
Ann E. Northrop
Lisa Teague

2018 Host Committee

Carol B. Alpert
Ellen Alpert & Janice Sears
Debbie Brennan & Lisa Davis
Grace Chu
Matthew Cohen
Lara Comstock, RN
Erin Drinkwater
The Honorable Thomas Duane and Bruce Pachter
James T. Evans, Ph.D., Esq.
Lynn A. Faria & Kendra L. Hutchinson
Hana of girlNATIONnyc
Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R
Judith M. Kasen-Windsor
Jay Laudato & Tom Watson
Carri Lyon
Kaz Mitchell & Jean Wimberly
Lisa Ayn Padilla & Allison Drew Klein
Allison Palmer
Caitlin Quigley
Asa Radix, MD & Janine le Sueur
Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW & Amy B. Lane
Karen Sauvigné & Diane D’Alessandro
Sarah T. Sheffield
Jama Shelton & Glennda Testone
Kimberleigh Joy Smith & Betsy Crenshaw
Shane S. Spicer, MD & Cristóbal Gutiérrez
Wendy Stark & Katie Douglass
Rona Vail, MD & Cindy Broholm, FNP, MPH
Lanita A. Ward-Jones & Rakiyah Jones, FNP-BC
Juliet Widoff, MD & Jacqueline Woodson

lists in formation as of 5/1/18



May 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Sunil Persaud


Project Farmhouse
76 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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