Howard J. Brown Society - Callen-Lorde

Howard J. Brown Society

In 1973 Howard J. Brown, MD (1924-75), former New York City Public Health Commissioner, publicly affirmed his homosexuality and helped change the image of our communities in the United States. In the spirit of Dr. Brown and his unwavering courage and dedication to our community’s health, Callen-Lorde established our major giving society in his name – The Howard J. Brown Society – an exclusive group of dedicated donors who provide the core resources needed to care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Help offset the over $5 million in unreimbursed care we provide every year. Support from society members enables the organization to continue its vital work offering the highest quality healthcare to the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, members receive special benefits including invitations to donor receptions, complementary tickets to special events, and more.

Each dollar is 100% tax-deductible and helps provide quality care to those in need. Join the society by clicking the button above, and watch an inspirational short about Dr. Brown’s legacy below.

If you prefer to donate by mail,  please make your check payable to Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and send to:

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Attn: Development Department
356 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

If you have any other questions, or would like to find out more about sponsorships, corporate giving, or other partnerships, please contact us at (646) 965-5467 or

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