VGC Events

The Vernita Gray Council for Philanthropy (VGC) is an auxiliary board, made up of influencers and innovators, who help further the mission of Howard Brown Health through fundraising, engagement, and outreach. The VGC hosts cultivation and outreach events (2nd Tuesday of the month | 6-8pm) to engage the community attracting more Howard Brown supporters including new VGC members, donors, corporate partners, volunteers, patients, and more! Some of their causes include LGBTQ+ youth (Broadway Youth Center), people living with HIV (AIDS Run & Walk), and trans & gender diverse patient care (Trans Media Fashion).


February 2024

For the Bible Tells Me So

Film Screening and Community Discussion

Tuesday, Feb 13th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


March 2024

Trans & Gender Diverse People’s
Rights and Patient Care

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Mar 12th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


April 2024

The Power of Trans Media

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Apr 9th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
FashionBar, LLC
835 N. Michigan Ave


April 2024

Trans Media Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Thursday, Apr 25th
5:30 – 9:00 pm
FashionBar, LLC
835 N. Michigan Ave


May 2024

HIV & the Journey Toward Zero

Film Screening and Community Discussion

Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


August 2024

Launch Team HBH AIDS Run & Walk

Community Discussion

Tuesday, Aug 13th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


September 2024

Behavioral Health and Suicide Prevention

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Sept 10th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


September/October 2024

AIDS Run & Walk

Fundraiser Run

Date, time, and location yet to be announced


October 2024

Latinx Community Care

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Oct 8th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


October 2024

Trans Media Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Thursday, Oct 17th
5:30 – 9:00 pm
FashionBar, LLC
835 N. Michigan Ave


November 2024

Helping LGBTQ+ Youth at BYC

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Nov 12th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
1025 W Sunnyside Ave


December 2024

Celebrating Vernita Gray’s 76th Birthday

Community Celebration

Sunday, Dec 8th
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location TBD


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