Dear Supporters of Women’s Pride in the Pines –

It is with great sadness that we have to cancel the 10th Anniversary Women’s Pride in the Pines this August. We are looking forward to celebrating with you in 2021.

We have some plans in place to continue to support our beneficiary Callen-Lorde in these horrible times, and more info on that will follow. To learn more about how this life-saving organization has responded to the pandemic, you can read this profile in this past Sunday’s New York Times Magazine.
If you have already purchased a ticket or sponsorship, we encourage you to consider converting that to a donation in support this important charity. If you would like to request a refund, please contact me at
Until we are able to celebrate together again, please stay safe during these difficult times.
Linda Gottlieb
LGBTQ Focus Foundation


Natasha F. Haase

Antonia Predovan

Host Committee

Ralph Benfatto

Kendra Oleckna

Lisa Gaskin Solomon

Yale GALA, Inc.


(as of March 28, 2020)

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

John Calcagno

d. Katen fireislandproperties, ltd.

Natasha F. Haase & Jen Rexford
Gabe Manzon & Tony D'Angelo
Robbie Regina & Gene Kagan

Steven Weissman & Dan Bowers

Friend Sponsors

Cheryl Ekster & Gloria Kennedy

Diane Friedman & Lynne Kahn

Susan Garrett

Jane Groveman

Shari Leventhal & Goddy J. Cruz

James Pepper

Katherine Persky

Donnie Roberts & Geoff Allman

Dr. Ed Schulhafer & Crayton Robey


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