FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christina Da Costa, SAGE Senior Director of Communications
May 27, 2020 – New York, NY — SAGE, the world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT elders, has welcomed Mark Sexton to its national Board of Directors. With years of leadership experience within the LGBT community, Sexton brings a wealth of passion and skill to the SAGE team.
“SAGE is thrilled to have Mark join our Board of Directors, especially during a time when extraordinary leadership is a key component of carrying out our mission through this pandemic,” said SAGE CEO Michael Adams. “With the challenges COVID-19 has presented to our community, it is a great honor to know that people like Mark are here to help SAGE succeed in providing crucial support for our LGBT elders.”
Mark M. Sexton is a retired tax professional, having most recently held the position of Senior Vice President, Taxes at Revlon, where he worked for 19 years. Before Revlon, Mark worked as an international tax counsel with Bristol Myers Squibb and as a tax associate at two New York law firms.
Mark has been active in LGBT philanthropy for years. Mark has served on the boards of the National LGBTQ Task Force, which he co-chaired for three years, and the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, which he chaired for six years. He also served on the board and grants advisory committee of the Stonewall Community Foundation, as well as the governance committee of the New York City Anti‐Violence Project, and strategic-planning committees for AVP, SAGE and the Task Force.
Mark is a graduate of Yale College, with a law degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University.
“I am incredibly grateful to be able to serve on SAGE’s Board of Directors,” said Sexton. “I look forward to working closely with the team at SAGE, whose continued support and advocacy for our LGBT elders moves us closer to a world in which LGBT older people thrive.”
SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older people. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older people and their caregivers. SAGE also advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT elders, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT community organizations through its National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and cultural competency training through SAGECare. With staff located across the country, SAGE also coordinates SAGENet, a growing network of affiliates in the United States. Learn more at sageusa.org.