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The Staff and Board of Directors tasked with bringing this vision to life consist of individuals with distinguished and diverse backgrounds in the fields of museums, academia, art, finance, fundraising, LGBTQ civil rights, philanthropy, public affairs, urban planning, and more.

Several team members played pivotal roles in establishing and growing the LGBT Community Center, the New York City AIDS Memorial, and the designation of the Stonewall Inn and Christopher Street Park as the U.S.’s first National Monument designated for an LGBTQ historic site. Our team brings decades of experience creating, running and fundraising for large nonprofit organizations.

Board of Trustees

Museum Staff

Board Alumni

Dennis Cheng
Deputy Chief of Protocol, US Department of State

Rufus Gifford
Former Ambassador, Political Advisor, and Activist

Tiq Milan
LifeLabs Learning

Frankie Miranda
President and CEO, Hispanic Federation (HF)

Susan Stryker
Historian and Filmmaker

Andrew Shackett
ASA Consulting

Meredith Talusan
Them Magazine, Condé Nast

Founders Council

Michael Bosworth

Bob Michele

Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney

Christian Angermeyer

Clark Mitchell & David Lapham

Kristin Gamble & Elliot J. Koeppel

Eric Lee

Allison Gans & Erin Wolfe

R. Martin Chavez

John Feinblatt, Aber D. Unger Foundation

Allen Gannett

Robert Jerome & Gregory Hinrichsen

Jill & Harry Kargman & Kargo

Barney Karpfinger & Eric Marcus

Rachel Levi & Kate Monahan

Richard Mumby

Benj Pasek

Ted Snowdon & Duffy Violante

Nick Scandalios

Government Support

Speaker Adrienne Adams
NYC Council Speaker

Keith Powers
NYC Councilmember

Carlina Rivera
NYC Councilmember

Christopher Marte
NYC Councilmember

Julie Menin
NYC Councilmember

Gale A. Brewer
NYC Councilmember

Shekar Krishnan
NYC Councilmember

Shaun Abreu
NYC Councilmember

Diana Ayala
NYC Councilmember

Oswald Feliz
NYC Councilmember

Carmen de la Rosa
NYC Councilmember

Tiffany Cabán
NYC Councilmember

Crystal Hudson
NYC Councilmember

Kristin Richardson Jordan
NYC Councilmember

Lynn Schulman
NYC Councilmember

Chi Ossé
NYC Councilmember

David Carr
NYC Councilmember

Erik Bottcher
NYC Councilmember

Ritchie Torres
NYC Councilmember

Mark Levine
Manhattan Borough President

Eric Adams
The Mayor of the City of New York

Laurie Cumbo
Commissioner of Cultural Affairs of the City of New York

Linda Rosenthal
NYS Assemblymember

Harry Bronson
NYS Assemblymember

Deborah Glick
NYS Assemblymember

Chris Burdick
NYS Assemblymember

Kenny Burgos
NYS Assemblymember

Catalina Cruz
NYS Assemblymember

Maritza Davila
NYS Assemblymember

Harvey Epstein
NYS Assemblymember

Nathalia Fernandez
NYS Assemblymember

Edward Gibbs
NYS Assemblymember

Andrew Hevesi
NYS Assemblymember

Nader Sayegh
NYS Assemblymember

Rebecca Seawright
NYS Assemblymember

Gina Sillitti
NYS Assemblymember

Yudelka Tapia
NYS Assemblymember

David Weprin
NYS Assemblymember

Alex Bores
NYS Assemblymember

Tony Scimone
NYS Assemblymember

Jennifer Gonzalez-Rojas
NYS Assemblymember

J. Gary Pretlow
NYS Assemblymember

Amy Paulin
NYS Assemblymember

Steven Otis
NYS Assemblymember

Jane Shimsky
NYS Assemblymember

Dana Levenberg
NYS Assemblymember

Michael Benedetto
NYS Assemblymember

Daniel O'Donnell
NYS Assemblymember

Brad Hoylman
NYS Senator

Jabari Brisport
NYS Senator

Jose Serrano
NYS Senator

Tim Kennedy
NYS Senator

Pete Karckham
NYS Senator

Gustavo Rivera
NYS Senator

Michelle Hinchey
NYS Senator

Shelley Mayer
NYS Senator

Jerry Nadler
US Congressman

Corey Johnson
Speaker Emeritus

Daniel Dromm
NYC Councilmember Emeritus

Rory Lancman
NYC Councilmember Emeritus

Stephen Levin
NYC Councilmember Emeritus

Carlos Menchaca
NYC Councilmember Emeritus

Jimmy Van Bramer
NYC Councilmember Emeritus

Bill de Blasio
Former Mayor of the City of New York

Institutional Support

Ford Foundation logo
Wellspring Philanthropies logo
Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS logo
Zegar Family Foundation logo
Jonathan Logan Family Foundation logo
Embrey Family Foundation logo
Bloomberg Philanthropies logo
Calamus Foundation logo
The Fund for the City of New York logo
Johnson Family Foundation logo
The New York Community Trust logo
Funders for LGBTQ Issues logo
New York Women's Foundation logo
Ms. Foundation for Women logo
Women's Foundation of California logo
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center logo

Consulting Team

Amy Kaufman Cultural Planning
Institutional Planning

Mountain Top Vision
Organizational Justice, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Planning

Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno
Government Relations Support

Tuttle Co
Communications and Social Media

WINGO NYC
Fundraising and Comprehensive Campaign Planning

Pro Bono Counsel

Lisa Linsky
McDermott Will & Emery

Frank Steinherr
McDermott Will & Emery

Scott Regan
McDermott Will & Emery

We'd like to thank Kevin Jennings for his inspiration!