Hollywood and Houston Luminaries Come Out for LGBT Seniors
Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) is proud to announce it will
honor Hollywood Forever Cemetary owner Tyler Cassity and philanthropist Alison Baumann, granddaughter to Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen of Houston at the 12th annual Garden Party. GLEH’s 12th Annual Garden Party is set to take place on Sunday, October 6 at a private ranch and vineyard in Malibu.
“We are thrilled to honor Alison and Tyler this year and it’s been long overdue,” said Eric Harrison, Executive Director of GLEH. “Had it not been for Alison and Tyler’s visionary and generous Capital Campaign contributions back in 2007, our internationally recognized beacon of hope and acceptance simply would not be.”
Cassity recently raised over $50,000 for his AIDS Lifecycle ride, a 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS that directly benefitted the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center where he serves on its board of directors. Cassity is being honored with the Ron Gelb Humanitarian Award, named after GLEH’s founding chairman and past chairman of Project Angel Food, Dr. Ronald S. Gelb, who worked tirelessly to advocate for low income senior housing for the LGBT community.
Baumann resides in San Francisco with her husband Peter, founders of the Baumann Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to the exploration and support of optimal human well-being. Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the nation’s first lesbian mayor of a major city will be attending to present Ms. Baumann GLEH’s Ally Award for her visionary gift and donation of a memorial bench program designed by Houston designer Kelly Gayle Amen that honors her friends who passed away from
WHEN: Sunday, October 6 from 1-5 pm.
WHERE: Private Estate (address provided upon registration)
The afternoon’s celebration will include a silent auction reception and hosted vodka bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, buffet lunch, seated program and entertainment. For sponsorship and ticket inquiries please contact Brian McConnell at 323-490-2054 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $175 until September 15. www.gleh.org/gardenparty
The 12th Annual Garden Party is generously sponsored by Gold Sponsors Bank of America and US Bank; Silver Sponsors AIDs
Healthcare Foundation, Capitol Drugs, Jeffrey S. Thomas, Macy’s, Rose, Snyder & Jacobs and Walgreens.
About Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH)
Located in Hollywood, California, Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing is the nation’s first affordable housing complex and activity
center serving low income lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) elders. Its mission is to improve the life experience of LGBT elders by developing affordable housing, providing comprehensive care, and ensuring, through advocacy and education, a brighter future for the LGBT elder community. www.gleh.org.
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