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Community Health Awards

November 5 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On Thursday, November 5th, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center will host its 20th annual Community Health Awards, our gala honoring the leaders, trailblazers, and visionaries in LGBTQ+ health and wellness. Our top priority is the health and safety of our communities, and it is in this spirit we have decided to make this year’s event virtual. This year we will honor Oni Blackstock, MD, MHS for lifting up the voices of women, LGBTQ communities, and communities of color to envision a more equitable end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York; alongside, Black queer transgender activist and writer, Raquel Willis, and art collective Papi Juice for being voices and champions that uplift and empower trans and non-binary communities, especially communities of color. The event will be hosted by actress, singer, television personality, and activist, Peppermint, and will include performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 contestant, Yuhua Hamasaki. Special guests include advocate, writer, and model, Devin-Norelle, activist and Emmy-nominated celebrity makeup artist, Deja Smith, and more!

As a sponsor of our Community Health Awards, you demonstrate your support of our mission to medical providers, healthcare leaders, public advocates, and policymakers who are committed to LGBTQ+ health care issues. Most importantly, your financial support funds the continuation of Callen-Lorde’s life-saving work.

Now more than ever, your support of this event is critical to our mission. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. This virtual event is open to all; please click REGISTER NOW below to sign up.



Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Ted Ackerman & Geremy Kawaller
Jimmy Asci & Josh Schulteis
Brio Benefit Consulting
Capital One

Silver Sponsors
Amida Care
Joe Baker
LANStatus, LLC
Mount Sinai Health System
New York-Presbyterian
Michael & June Stafford

Bronze Sponsors
Aon, PLC
Krisczar Bungay, MD & Jim O’Sullivan
CohnReznick LLP
Signature Bank

Advocate Sponsors

Dynamic Construction Services, Inc.
Chase Not-For-Profit Banking
Law Office of Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Esq.
Donnie Roberts & Geoff Allman
Karen Sauvigné & Diane D’Alessandro
Susan C. Somerville, RN & Leigh Somerville
Tress Capitol Advisors

Patron Sponsors

John Baumgarten Architects, P.C.
Matthew Cohen & Jonathan Carcio
Bethany Jankunis & Dr. Alice Mangan
Navin C. Mehta, MD, FACS, PC
Rock Steady Farms & Flowers
Lanita A. Ward-Jones & Dr. Rakiyah Jones, DNP, FNP-BC
Visiting Nurse Services of New York

Friend Sponsors

Carolyn Civacchio
The Craig Family
Handel Group
Kai Hayashi
Daniel McGee
S&P Global

Event Committee
Jimmy Asci, Carl Gaines, June Stafford

Joe Baker, Kris Bungay, Giselle Byrd, Nelson Fernandez, William Floyd, Geremy Kawaller,
Patrick Lenihan, Michael Peck, Karen Sauvigné, Janice Sears, Lanita Ward-Jones

lists as of 10/9/20


November 5
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM