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Supporters: LGBT Committee Inaugural Reception, featuring Edmund White

April 3, 2008

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A new donor support group, LGBT@NYPL, is helping to expand, build, and make accessible The New York Public Library's extensive Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) collections, one of the few such efforts by a non-LGBT organization. At an inaugural reception held at the Library on April 3, 2008, LGBT@NYPL's Co-Chairmen Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney announced the committee raised more than $500,000 in corporate and private donations to strengthen LGBT collections across the The New York Public Library's four research libraries and 87 branches. Mallea and Maloney were joined by Library Chairman Catherine C. Marron and President Paul LeClerc, as well as Honorary Chairmen Tony Kushner and Edmund White. (Honorary Chairman Rita Mae Brown was unable to attend.)