SAGE is honored to recognize Frank Stark and David Canter, who left our Board of Directors in 2013 after six years of service. During their tenure, Frank and David provided extraordinary leadership, insight, and expertise. Below are just a few of their accomplishments.
Frank Stark first served on the SAGE Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004, rejoined in 2007, and was elected Board Co-Chair in 2009. Frank was instrumental in creating the SAGE Investors Circle, SAGE's major donor society, and served as chair the Circle's Committee. He also oversaw the restructuring of SAGE's Board Development Committee, serving as its chair. He played a key role in fulfilling SAGE's 5-year strategic plan which catalyzed fundraising for the SAGE Center, the country's first full-time center for LGBT older adults. Today, Frank continues to support SAGE as a co-chair of our National Leadership Council.
David Canter joined the SAGE Board of Directors in December 2007, becoming the youngest board member in SAGE's history at that time. In 2009, David became chair of the SAGE Board Development Committee, augmenting our Investors Circle efforts and substantially building our corporate support. In 2011, David was elected board co-chair. Highlights of his co-chairmanship include the opening of the SAGE Center in 2012, securing pro bono consulting work for strategic planning, and serving as the 2013 co-chair for the SAGE Awards. In 2013, the New York City Council recognized David's service and leadership with an official Proclamation.
We salute these two pillars of the community, and are grateful for their continuing leadership on behalf of LGBT older adults across the country.