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It's official: Mazzoni Center’s annual celebration and fundraiser, Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala , will take place Friday, May 19, 2017 in the Lubert Plaza, a beautiful outdoor space at the heart of Jefferson’s Center City campus between Locust and Walnut and 10th and 11th Streets. This year's event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with a special VIP reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Elixir guests will enjoy live music and dancing, plus DJ, delicious food by top of the line Philadelphia restaurants... More
More than 160 people attended this year’s Justice in Action luncheon on Friday, February 10 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel, which raised a record-breaking $62,000 in support of Mazzoni Center Legal Services. Event co-chairs Michael D. Soileau and Jessica Meller, Esq., expressed their gratitude to guests and sponsors for their generous support. “We’re very fortunate to have a community of legal professionals and so many others in Philadelphia who recognize and support the critical work this program does,... More
In merely a few days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, dramatic change has already swept Washington. The nation is currently seeing entire federal agencies muzzled , expired reproductive care legislation re-entering the fold ,... More
Justice. It’s a concept that’s been on many people’s minds lately, especially as we head into a political era in which the rights of many Americans are more uncertain than ever before. With many social institutions under impending threat of federal defunding or outright dismantling, it has now become imperative to fortify and protect our communities — with priority to those who are marginalized. As the only resource specifically tailored to offer free legal services to LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, especially those of lower incomes, ... More
Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it has received an award of $1.5 million through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The funds are designated to support the purchase and renovation of a Center City building at Broad and Bainbridge Streets, where the agency will relocate and consolidate its core programs and services in summer 2017. The RACP award represents the largest one-time gift in Mazzoni Center’s history, and the largest amount... More
Mazzoni Center is pleased to announce it has received an award of $1.5 million through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). The funds are designated to support the purchase and renovation of a Center City building at Broad and Bainbridge Streets, where the agency will relocate and consolidate its core programs and services in summer 2017. The RACP award represents the largest one-time gift in Mazzoni Center’s history, and the largest amount... More
Our thanks to former Mazzoni Center Board member Mike Sweeney and his partner Steve Betts for hosting a highly successful house party on OutFest Sunday (October 9), which raised over $3,000 to support Mazzoni’s health and wellness services for LGBTQ people in the Philadelphia region. Mike and Steve are longtime supporters who have given generously over the years and hosted numerous fundraising events that not only provide financial support, but also help raise awareness about our programs and services to new audiences. We’re very grateful to count them among our... More
A number of local LGBTQ bars and businesses have joined together, along with Philadelphia politicians and community leaders, to organize a special fundraiser event called Philly4Pulse on the night of Thursday, July 21. The event will raise money for the families of the victims in the June 12 mass shooting during Latin Night at Pulse, a popular LGBT nightclub in Orlando. Guest bartenders - including Mayor Jim Kenney and members of the Greater Philadelphia Gay Officer Action League, a fraternal organization for LGBT law-enforcement officials, as well as U.S. Rep. Bob Brady; state Sen. Larry... More
Jason Cohen, Vice President of Mazzoni’s Board of Directors, is throwing a fun, but informal rooftop shindig to promote and raise some funds for the life-changing work that Mazzoni Center’s Legal Services team provides to low-income individuals, couples, and families. As a member of Mazzoni’s Legal Advisory Board and a Rutgers Law professor partnering with Mazzoni to bring LGBTQ legal work to students, this cause is near and dear to Jason's heart. We are celebrating an amazing 20 years of successful and public interest–driven legal services provided to our LGBTQ... More
Bill Paszek grew up in an era when HIV/AIDS was a deadly diagnosis and recalls the atmosphere of fear and anger he felt in the 1980s and 90s. “I was a teenager,” he says, “and it left a lasting impression on me.” Bill attended his first Mazzoni fundraiser six years ago, and began to learn about our history: that Mazzoni Center was the oldest HIV/AIDS organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth oldest in the United States. “I was impressed and proud that Philadelphia was among the first cities to provide the LGBT community with health services... More