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Seymour Zwickler, co-founder of the Phil Zwickler Charitable and Memorial Foundation Trust, died peacefully at his home in Hollywood, Florida on May 24, 2015. It was his wish that any donations in his honor are directed to the Phil Zwickler Foundation through PayPal or by check to Caren Levine 157 Cornell Drive, Commack, NY 11725.
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In August of 2014 we dedicated the enhancement of the music recording facility and the launch of an audio engineering certificate program at The Door. This gift was made possible by the donations we received in honor of Michael Levine, the late husband of Caren Levine. Michael and Phil would be proud of this accomplishment, and would have enjoyed being part of this young music scene. Click here to see some of the talent at The Door. Later in 2014, The Door had worldwide recognition when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited and were treated to a music and dance performance by Door members. Click here to visit The Door's website and learn more.

On June 1, 2014, Phil would have turned 60 years old.
He loved tulips.

Our 2014 Annual Report is now available. Please click here to read it.

In 2015 the ASCNYC poetry group continues to grow and thrive. We are delighted to announce that some of the long time participants are now running the program. The annual poetry reading will take place on April 22, 2015 at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (NYC). Click here to read about some of the highlights of the poetry group in the 2014 report to us.

Camp AMERIKIDS continues to be a respite for HIV affected children. Please read the latest update to us.

HBO TV broadcast the Academy Award nominated documentary The Normal Heart about early activist Larry Kramer. The show contains footage Phil shot for his award winning documentary Rights and Reactions.

We once again supported Tracy Daugherty who rode in the Action Cycling Atlanta's AIDS Vaccine Ride on May 16-17, 2015. Click here to visit our AIDS Rides & Walks Page and to access Tracy's blog.

A long term grantee recipient, the NYU Fales Library, acquired 15 years of GAY USA archives broadcast by Andy Humm and Anne Northrop.

Our first environmental grantee, Tess Geers, recently published a paper discussing the environmental effects of the Gulf Oil spill on fish population. Click here to read more about her work.
  We recently toured some of the VillageCare facilities in Manhattan. We are pleased to report that we have agreed to a major new grant benefitting home bound patients. See the VillageCare page for more information.
  We are proud to present a report on the third annual PZ Memorial Foundation writing workshop for historians of sexuality and gender. Visit our collaborations page to read about the event by the leader and some of the participants.
  Our environmental grantee Dee Boersma, recently spoke at the University of Washington giving an update on penguin studies and penguin conservation. Click here to visit our Environmental page to view some of her work.
  View our interviews of AIDS activists who commemorate the last two decades of the AIDS epidemic. Interviews by Andy Humm.
  Two 2013 fellows, Marie-Amelie George and Devin McGeehan Muchmore, share information about their recent trip to Cornell. In addition, two of our Cornell scholars, Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell, will publish their book, Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories, in December 2015. To learn more, click here.
  Professor Martha Fineman is looking to grow her program. Click here to learn more.
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