Vernita Gray Council

The Vernita Gray Council is composed of up to 25 influencers and innovators who further the mission of Howard Brown Health. This auxiliary board specializes in fundraising, engagement, and outreach.

VGC Members are agency champions & raise money through:

  1. Promoting public awareness of our healthcare services and ways to support the agency
  2. Using creative fundraising strategies to bring in donations
  3. Attending, promoting, and selling tickets for fundraising events
  4. Providing support for general outreach events and activities

Photo of Vernita Gray - Photo by Hal Baim/Windy City TimesNamed after Vernita Gray (1948-2014), the VGC honors a longtime champion of the rights of LGBTQ people, African Americans, and women. She served as a community volunteer, donor, and advocate.

We are committed to diversity as it relates to age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, orientation, race, religion, and all marginalized identities.

Interested in Joining the Council?

Questions? Please contact Steven Solomon (Community Impact Officer) at volunteer@howardbrown.org.

Current Membership

Executive Committee

Members at Large

Board Liasons

Member Information


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