SAGE Metro Portland, a program of Friendly House, is proud to announce our 2020 Friends of SAGE Award winners! These awards are to honor and celebrate those in our community who are making a difference in the lives of LGBT older adults.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to hold our award ceremony and fundraising event in person. Instead we ask that you please join SAGE Metro Portland in celebrating for the entire month of June. Tune in to our Facebook page and this site during the week of June 15-18 we will announce a new winner each day - sharing stories, pictures, tributes, and air videos of our winners acceptance speeches.
The Friends of SAGE Award Lunch is SAGE Metro Portland's biggest fundraiser of the year. Please help us continue to serve our LGBT older adults by making a donation to SAGE Metro Portland during the month of June. To learn more about SAGE Metro Portland and our work please visit our website.
Congratulations to our 2020 Friends of SAGE Award Winners
Legacy Award – Carol Brownlow
Watch her video tribute here: https://youtu.be/zyI6j1_PBhA
The Legacy Award goes to an individual, a group, or business who has made a substantial contribution of cash or in-kind support, allowing SAGE Metro Portland to maintain or grow services and programs benefiting LGBT older adults.
Agent of Change Award - Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
Watch her video tribute here: https://youtu.be/rLeJDLgrTG0
The Agent of Change Award is given to a business or individual who is setting the pace with new ideas to improve services, visibility, and quality of life for LGBT elders in the Portland Metro area.
Evelyn Hall Award – Tommy McCullough
Watch his video tribute here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFPHKdlaeG4
The Evelyn Hall Award is presented annually to an individual or volunteer group who has used their time and talents to support SAGE Metro Portland and those we serve.
Lifetime Achievement Award –Vaune Albanese
Watch her video tribute here: https://youtu.be/zo0lIfL5Qv0
The Lifetime Achievement Award goes to someone who has used their time, talents and resources to impact LGBT issues over their lifetime.