The Ali Forney Center hosts various special events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness. We’re committed to spending less than 5% of our revenue on creating these special events to raise funds and awareness for our mission. Join us in making a difference for homeless LGBTQ+ youth by taking part in one of these fun events.

Annual Events

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table is our annual gala. Come join us for dinner, special presentations, and performances. Hundreds of supporters come out every year to raise millions. Past hosts include Billy Porter, Tituss Burgess, Todrick Hall, and more.

Our gala has been a fall event until now, but we are transitioning to spring with the hope that we can safely gather as we usually do for our in-person event. Join us at Cipriani Wall Street on Friday, May 13, 2022!


OASIS is our annual summer benefit, which has been running for more than ten years. As the largest LGBTQ+ summer cocktail party in NYC outside of Pride, more than a thousand people come out to support AFC. Enjoy cocktails, auctions, and live entertainment by RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars. Past entertainers include Parker Posey, Alaska, Detox, the cast of HBO’s “Looking”, and more.

We Are Family

50 million Americans, one in five children, go to bed and awaken hungry

Food insecurity and hunger stem from poverty and lack of reliable income, making the homeless population the most vulnerable.

A disproportionate number of homeless youth in the United States identify as LGBTQIA+.


Researchers suggest that this food insecurity is primarily a result of hostility or abuse from the young people’s families leading to eviction or running away. In addition to food vulnerability, LGBTQIA+ youth are often at greater risk for certain dangers while homeless, including being the victims of crime, substance abuse and mental health concerns. Food insecurity and hunger stems from lack of reliable income, making homeless populations most vulnerable. Individuals suffering from chronic hunger experience negative physical and mental symptoms. Most tragically, these individuals experience irritability, anxiety, anger, depression, and suicidal ideation at much higher rates.


Join the family. Fight food insecurity with The Ali Forney Center. Together let’s ensure our LGBTQIA+ homeless youth have a proper meal on THANKSGIVING and every day.


Foundation Support

  • Brian A McCarthy Foundation Inc
  • Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Inc.
  • Congregation Beth Simchat Torah
  • Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
  • Frank & Ruth E. Caruso Foundation
  • Gill Foundation
  • GLSEN, Inc.
  • Henry Van Ameringen Foundation
  • Jewish Communal Fund
  • M.A.C Aids Fund
  • Metropolitan Community Athletic Association of NY
  • National Center For Lesbian Rights
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Stonewall Community Foundation
  • The Boston Foundation
  • The Brotherhood Of NY Inc.
  • The Calamus Foundation, Inc.
  • The David Geffen Foundation
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Harold And Marilyn Melcher Foundation
  • The Helene Foundation
  • The John F. Kidde Fund #2/Community Found. Of NJ
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Paul Rapoport Foundation, Inc
  • The Rocking Moon Foundation
  • The Shelley And Donald Rubin Foundation
  • The Susan Stein Shiva Foundation
  • Tides Foundation
  • Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation

Corporate Support

  • Aetna Foundation Inc
  • American Airlines
  • American Apparel Retail, Inc
  • American Express Charitable Fund
  • Balaboosta Mika Food, LLC.
  • BNY Mellon Community Partnership
  • Boston Foundation
  • Brooklyn Baseball Co. LLC
  • Brooklyn Friends School
  • Brooklyn T-Shirt Factory Inc.
  • Browns Heating and Cooling
  • Buffalo Exchange New & Recycled Fashion
  • Byrne Communications, Inc
  • Carr Business Systems
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Company XIV
  • Corcoran Group
  • Crowdrise
  • Cumberland PackagingCustom Staffing
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Dish Restaurant Corp.
  • Dual Technology
  • Eglise Francaise Du Saint Espirit
  • Elizabethtown College
  • Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Gap, Inc.
  • Givenik, LLC
  • GKCCF C/o Greater Horizons
  • Glacier Art LLC
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching Gift Program
  • Gordon &Rees, LLP
  • Grace Church Brooklyn Heights
  • Hoboken Farm Stand Inc
  • Hotel Tides Restaurant And Spa

  • IBM

  • ING


  • Kiehl’s
  • Marc Jacobs
  • McGraw Hill Employee Giving Campaign
  • Merck Partnership For Giving
  • Metro Medical Management Services, Inc (MCAANY)
  • Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
  • Middlegate Insurance Agency LLC
  • Millenium High School
  • Montclair Kimberley Academy Student Activities Acc
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Benefit Life Insurance Company

  • Network For Good

  • New York Shakespeare Festival

  • Noriq Records

  • NV Yoga Inc.

  • Open Channels New York Inc. Dba Dixon Place

  • Pariah Feature LLCAFC FINANCES

  • Pat Mayfield Consulting, LLC
  • Pepsi Co.
  • Pfizer United Way Campaign
  • Prestige Custom Awards
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Revolutionary Reading
  • Room & Board
  • Saks Incorporated
  • Santo Spirito Restoration
  • Savor LLC
  • Silverlake Technology Management, LLC
  • St. Francis Of Assisi Catholic Church
  • Subports, Inc
  • The Boston Consulting Group, Inc
  • The Community Church Of New York
  • The Montclair Kimberley Academy
  • The Sound Research USA, INC
  • TRUiST
  • Two Sigma
  • UBS Matching Gift Program
  • United Christian Fellowship At BGSU
  • United Way Of New York City
  • United Way Of The National Capital Area
  • Vena Cava LLC
  • Verizon
  • Ward Farms
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wellspring Advisors, LLC
  • Xerox Corporation U.S.A.
  • Zaremba, Stanley J

Ways to Get Involved

There are numerous ways to get involved with our fundraising efforts:

  • Join a Planning Committee

  • Join a Host Committee

  • Donate to our event gift bags

  • Volunteer at an event


If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, join an event committee, or if you would like to host a fundraiser for the Ali Forney Center, please email Tyler Neasloney at