Frank StarkDevelopment Committee Chair
New York City, NY
Frank was less than a year old when he was brought by his parents, who were Jewish refugees during World War II, from a small French town to the United States. Stark’s involvement with the LGBT community began in earnest in 1987, when he was asked to go to the LGBT War Conference. There he was introduced to Sherri Cohen, then Executive Director of the former Fund for Human Dignity, who asked Frank to join the Fund's Board of Directors. Frank's initial task was to develop and implement The Fund’s first major donor annual campaign. Both the organization and Stark were pleased with the outcome, and Stark was subsequently elected Co-chair of the Board. Subsequently he was asked to join the Board of New York City’s LGBT Community Center. Stark soon became involved in the Center’s capital campaign to rebuild its headquarters. As the first Co-chair of the campaign, he took pride in helping The Center raise over ten million dollars from New York City’s LGBT community. After completing the maximum term of six years, Stark left the Center Board in 1998.
Frank Stark served on SAGE’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2004, and rejoined the Board in 2007. Frank served as Board Co-chair from 2009 - 2011. Stark currently chairs the Board's Development Committee.