FAM Board Chair Irwin Rappaport.

Message from the Board Chair 2021 Q1

January 27, 2021

As we enter 2021 with renewed optimism and with an end in sight for the global pandemic, the Foundation for The AIDS Monument (“FAM”) wishes you a Happy New Year and thanks you for your past support.

This newsletter will be published quarterly starting this year, so that we can regularly bring you news of FAM’s activities and achievements.  I’m proud to be able to devote significant time to FAM matters as a newly-retired entertainment lawyer and as the new Chair of the Board of Directors.  I have big shoes to fill in succeeding my good friend of over 30 years, Mark Lehman.

As FAM embarks on its new “Digital Monument” venture (more on that below), we hope that you will consider additional donations and will participate in some of the online and, eventually, live events that FAM has in store for 2021.

One of my goals as the new Board Chair is more consistent communication with our supporters so that you know what we’re up to and where your donations are being invested.  I’m excited to help shepherd FAM’s transition from a successful capital campaign into collecting and telling stories that speak to our mission and that continue to motivate us to build STORIES: the AIDS Monument:

This Monument:
Remembers those we lost, those who survived, the protests and vigils, the caregivers
Celebrates those who step up when others step away
Educates future generations from lessons learned

Warmest regards,
Irwin M. Rappaport