Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Announced 2018 LGBT Community Leadership Award Honorees


Honorees will be Recognized at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center’s Fall Gala

ALLENTOWN, PA — Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center today announced the four honorees of their 2018 LGBT Community Leadership Awards, which will be given at the organization’s Fall Gala on October 24th at the Centennial Event Center at Homewood Suites in Center Valley.

The 2018 LGBT Community Leadership Awards will honor:

Air Products: Air Products is recognized for its philanthropic leadership in support of LGBT community vibrancy, safety, and sustainability. Through support of numerous LGBT organizations in the community, and through matching donations to LGBT organizations made by their employees, Air Products is a leader in championing inclusion in the Lehigh Valley as part ofits commitment to attract and retain top talent to the area.

Aidan DeStefano: Aidan is recognized for his courageous intervention in Doe V. Boyertown Area School District, in which a group of anti LGBT parents sued to overturn the district’s trans-inclusive policy. Aidan intervened in the case, allowing the voices of transgender students to be heard in court.

Mary Foltz:  Mary is recognized for her support of library programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center and the development of the center’s intergenerational community book discussion program, which she facilitates.

Robert & Montana Jackson: Robert & Montana are recognized for their incredible volunteer leadership which includes weekly cleaning services at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, hosting fundraisers to support the center’s programs, and preparing holiday meals to support LGBT youth at Project SILK Lehigh Valley.

“Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is thrilled to honor these exceptional leaders in our community whose generosity, courage, activism, and volunteerism makes for a stronger and more vibrant LGBT community here in the Lehigh Valley” said Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

Tickets to attend the 2018 Fall Gala & LGBT Community Leadership Awards are available at​

About Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center: (

Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, and youth programs to strengthen and support the LGBT community across the Greater Lehigh Valley. The Training Institute at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center improves the experiences of LGBT people throughout the Lehigh Valley by training educators, health professionals, law enforcement, and social service agencies on LGBT issues.

Information Provided By:
Adrian Shanker
Executive Director
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center