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June 2019

From the Executive Director

Happy Stonewall 50! Here at Stonewall Community Development Corporation, our young organization is growing rapidly, thanks to your support. We continue to gather data and build a comprehensive market profile of NYC’s LGBTQ senior community, building our partner network ground game, acquiring the skills we need to be an effective community development corporation and construction partner, and continuing to grow our institutional capacity – adding a second employee and nearly doubling our budget in one cycle. Thank you! Check out our latest news briefs below...

Building Our Community Network

Group photo at pride flag raising

Our Board Member Lewis Goldstein, our Emerging Leaders Council Member Justin Sanchez, and Program Manager Sayief Leshaw, with other activists at the Bronx Borough President’s Pride Flag Raising Ceremony!

Building Our Company

Stonewall CDC Board of Directors Vice President Tiffany Rea-Fisher

(EMD Artistic Director) subscribes to the servant leadership model and uses disruption through inclusion as a way to influence her company’s culture. In the spring of 2018 she was award a citation from the City of New York for her cultural contributions. In the summer of 2018 Tiffany was asked to join the Bessies Selection Committee. Tiffany is in her fourteenth year with the NYC-based internationally acclaimed dance company Elisa Monte Dance (EMD) and is in her third season as Artistic Director. Tiffany joined EMD in 2004 where she was principal dancer until 2010. She was named Dance Magazine’s On the Rise person for their 2007 August issue based on her 2006 performance at the Joyce Theater. As a choreographer Tiffany has had the pleasure of creating numerous pieces for the company most notably meeting and having her work performed for the Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. Recently Tiffany's works have been seen on the Joyce stage as well the Apollo, Joe's Pub, Aaron Davis Hall and New York Live Arts in New York City. Tiffany’s work extends well beyond the stage creating work for the film, fashion, theater, the music industry and museums. As well as being EMD's Artistic Director Tiffany is also the Co-Founder of Inception to Exhibition and the Dance Curator for the Bryant Park Dance Summer Series. In 2018 Tiffany added another directorship to her title becoming the Director for the Lake Placid School of Dance in Lake Placid, New York. Tiffany’s professional affiliations include being the Vice President of the Stonewall Community Development Corporation, an Advisory Board member of Dance/NYC and a proud member of Women of Color of the Arts. Tiffany has recently completed the National Art Strategies: Chief Executive Program as well as the APAP Leadership Fellows Program.

Building Our Skills

Stonewall CDC is now certified by New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s (HPD) Housing Ambassador program. HPD partners with community-based service providers in New York City and trains them to help people prepare and apply for Housing Connect affordable housing lotteries. Housing Ambassadors can provide information about and assistance with the application process.

Building Our Reputation

Stonewall CDC is honored to be invited to an incredible fundraising and outreach opportunity With 10x10. This innovative organization works to empower the next generation of giving and as part of WorldPride 2019 they are bringing together three local LGBTQ-focused charities for this month’s event. On the evening of the event, the three selected charities will pitch to the audience and the Shark, who will question the charities about their cause, organization, business model, impact, etc. Learn more here

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