Bruce Dresner was a tax attorney who championed the LGBTQ+ community during his lifetime through philanthropy and board service. In his will, he created a fund in The New York Community Trust to continue helping the LGBTQ+ community.
With his fund, we’ve supported organizations including Callen Lorde Community Health Center, New Pride Agenda, and most recently, the American LGBTQ+ Museum. With a grant of $150,000, the new institution is creating a plan for developing, sharing, and exhibiting LGBTQ+ collections.
“Our goal is to preserve, examine, and celebrate our cultural history in America,” offers Richard Burns, founding board chair of the Museum. “We view the work of this museum as a vital part of the movement for equality.” The new cultural institution will be located on the top floor of the New-York Historical Society’s building after its planned expansion concludes in 2025.