LGBT Aging Project receives Tufts Health Plan Foundation Award

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L-toR: LGBT Aging Project intern Charles Barber; Gloria Charles from the LGBT Aging Project’s Elders of Color Outreach Team; LGBT Aging Project Director Lisa Krinsky & Assistant Director Bob Linscott; Mohana Bailey, a junior at Cristo Rey Boston High School and one of 14 students participating in this year’s Tufts Health Plan Foundation Future Philanthropists Initiative; and Kayla Romanelli, Program Associate at the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
Photo: Fenway Health

BOSTON, Mass.—The Fenway Institute’s LGBT Aging Project was awarded $6,500 by participants in the Future Philanthropists program at Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The money will help fund the next four events for the LGBT Elders of Color Initiative, a community coalition that is sponsored by the LGBT Aging Project, Fenway Health, and Central Boston Elder Services. The Initiative’s first Flashback Sunday event at Central Boston Elder Services in February was a huge success, with more than 100 LGBT elders of color attending. Their next event, a free southern-style brunch, will be held at Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave, Boston, on Sunday May 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. If you would like to learn more about Flashback Sunday and the LGBT Elders of Color Initiative, call 617.396.4926.

$20,000 in awards were made to four area non-profits, including the LGBT Aging Project, Friendship Works, Hearth, and Whittier Health Street Health Center. [pullquote]“I am humbled and honored by the support of this group of students who recognized the importance of initiatives to create community for elders from all backgrounds,” said Bob Linscott, Assistant Director of the LGBT Aging Project, convener of this Outreach Initiative.[/pullquote]

“I am humbled and honored by the support of this group of students who recognized the importance of initiatives to create community for elders from all backgrounds,” said Bob Linscott, Assistant Director of the LGBT Aging Project, convener of this Outreach Initiative. “This award will help us build on the success of our first Flashback Sunday event and ensure that the LGBT Elders of Color Initiative is able to continue its important work.”

The LGBT Aging Project is a program of The Fenway Institute dedicated to ensuring that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have equal access to the life-prolonging benefits, protections, services and institutions that their neighbors take for granted.

Now in its third year, the Tufts Health Plan Foundation Future Philanthropists Initiative is designed to engage and empower youth to work collectively to serve older adults through philanthropy. The program is a collaboration between the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Boston-area nonprofit Future Philanthropists.

[From a News Release]

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