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LGBT Center Opening at the Carriage House

Penn--s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Center will celebrate its new home at the Carriage House and its 20th anniversary, on Thursday, September 26, 3:30-5:30 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. and remarks by President Judith Rodin; Robert Schoenberg, director of the Center; and Vincent Griski, one of the donors who made this possible (Almanac October 24, 2000).
Established in 1982, the LGBT Center was one of the first of its kind in the country. Since its inception, it has provided a variety of support services for the University--s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The renovation of the Carriage House and the move of the LGBT Center were made possible by a generous $2 million gift from David Goodhand, C--85, and Vincent Griski, W--85 and donations from many other alumni and friends. Belmont Freeman Architects of New York (Monty Freeman, GSFA --76) completed the renovation and restoration of the exterior of the building. Many of the building interior--s original features, such as overhead beams and hardwood floors have been retained. Located at 3907 Spruce Street, the Carriage House features a reception room, a multi-purpose room, the Kaplan-Perry Library (above), as well as offices and a student activities area.


Photos by Belmont Freeman Architects. Above Study below is the interior hall.

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 24, 2002


September 24, 2002
Volume 49 Number 5

The Annenbergs enhance Penn's Annenberg School for Communication with a new $100 million endowment.
A Sesquicentennial Celebration--celebrating 150 years of Engineering at Penn, this week.
LGBT Center celebrates new home and 20th anniversary on Thursday.
A White House Town Hall Meeting on Securing Cyberspace will be held on campus next Thursday.
Alumna on Jeopardy! tonight.
Speaking Out: Compensation; Safe-guarding Labs, and Arms of University.
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center--a state-of-the-art facility--gives new meaning to recreation.