New York’s Center Dinner to honor DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor, April 11

Friends
and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Community Center (the Center) will gather at Cipriani Wall Street on
Thursday, April 11 to honor community leaders Edie Windsor, Terrence
Meck and Neil Tallantire.
Special guests Neil Patrick Harris and David
Burtka
will join the Center to recognize the remarkable work of these
individuals, while helping the Center raise funds to support its
life-changing and life-saving programs and services.

The
accomplishments of all three honorees extend far beyond the
organization: Edie Windsor, for her long-standing contributions and
whose case went before the Supreme Court in late March to challenge the
Defense of Marriage Act; Terrence Meck, Executive Director of the
Palette Fund, which makes grants in support of queer youth, patient
navigation, and nutrition and wellness; and Neil Tallantire, Senior Vice
President, Diageo, for his leadership of Diageo’s philanthropic support
of the LGBT community.

“We’re fortunate this year to have such
wonderful friends who stand up every day for fairness and equality for
LGBT people,” said Glennda Testone, the Center’s Executive Director.
“Years from now, history will remember Edie Windsor as a hero of the
LGBT civil rights movement. Her long history with the Center and her
contributions to the community overall inspired us not just to honor
her, but also to name the award after Edie and her late wife Thea. From
this year on, the Center will recognize outstanding activist individuals
with the Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer Community Trailblazer Award.”

Center
Dinner Co-Chairs Timothy Chow and Greg Zaffiro join Testone and the
Center’s Board of Directors in hosting the evening. The dinner will also
celebrate two important milestones in the Center’s history: the 30th
anniversary as the heart of the LGBT community in New York City, and the
commencement of a transformational building enhancement project
designed to expand on the vision of its founders and meet the needs of
the community in the years to come. For more information on the Center’s
renovation, visit www.gaycenter.org/buildingforyou.

WHO: Actor Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) and partner David Burtka; Windsor v. United States plaintiff Edith “Edie” Windsor; financial guru Suze Orman (“The Suze Show”); MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts; Broadway star Nick Adams; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center Executive Director Glennda Testone; and Event Co-Chairs Timothy Chow and Greg Zaffiro.

WHAT: The Center Dinner, an annual gala fundraiser to support the Center’s vital programs and services

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 2013

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception/Silent Auction
7:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards
Cocktail Chic Attire

WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY

How to Purchase Tickets: Tickets are available at www.gaycenter.org/centerdinner; tickets start at $500. 

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