AIDS Service Center NYC (Sharen Duke, CEO) celebrated 20 years of positive change at their 20th Anniversary Gala on Monday, November 7, 2011 at Bryant Park Grill (25 West 40th Street). AIDS Service Center NYC helps HIV-positive New Yorkers, and those at risk, get a second chance to take charge of their health and rebuild their lives with programs that foster self-respect, personal responsibility, and connection to community.
Guests included comedienne Judy Gold, fashion guru and "Dancing with the Stars" Carson Kressley and actress Lili Taylor. The Honorary Chairman is Paul Chapman (Vice Chairman & President, ABC Carpet & Home).
The 2011 AIDS Service Center NYC Positive Changemakers Honorees are Susan Abramowitz, PhD, Lower NY Consortium for Families, Lillian Anglada, ASC Consumer Advisory Council, Eli Camhi, SelectHealth, Walter Chow, CDC, Humberto Cruz, NYSDOH AIDS Institute, Jay Dobkin, MD, NY Presbyterian, Robert Fullilove, EdD, Mailman School of Public Health, Don Fried, Esq., Hunton & Williams, Deborah Glick, NYS Assembly, Julia Gruen, Keith Haring Foundation, Barbara Johnston, MD and Gabriella Rodriguez, MD, Mount Sinai, Scott Kohanowski, Team NY Aquatics, Oliver Martin III, Conscious Contact, Christine Quinn, NYC Council, Charles Rangel, US Congress, Jose Rodriguez, Sazon Perez, Victoria Sharp, MD, St. Luke's Roosevelt, Stu Steiner, Harlem East Life Plan, Lili Taylor, Actress and Nick Flynn, Author, Stanley Yancovitz, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, and Allen Zwickler, Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Trust.
Additional information is available on the website at www.ascnyc.org/twenty.