“I moved to Boston ten years ago in 2010, which is about as long I’ve been involved with Fenway Health. I began as a patient, where for the first time I felt comfortable talking honestly and openly with my doctor. My involvement with the YLC started with their social events like the Anniversary Party. It was a win-win—I was supporting Fenway Health whose mission and work I was invested in on both a personal and community level, while also attending awesome gatherings where I was meeting new like-minded people who shared this common cause.
A few years later, I joined the YLC steering committee so I could become directly involved in the special events, programming, and philanthropy of the organization. This coincided with my own medical and social transition. The gender-affirming care that I received from Fenway Health, from conversations with knowledgeable doctors and assistance navigating health insurance, to patient, caring nurses who helped me begin HRT, made me feel supported, seen, and confident in the care I was receiving. For me, the YLC was an opportunity to help extend this safe space and level of care to others.” – Jack Gronau, YLC Member
The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBTQ+ leaders and allies to shape their community’s future. YLC donors are individuals in their 20s and 30s who are dedicated to advancing Fenway’s mission through special events, programming, and philanthropy. At Fenway Health, we are incredibly grateful every day for the support of YLC donors like Jack. They are beloved members of our Fenway Family, and their support helps us continue providing world class health care, programming, and research. We will always be there for our community and for everyone who walks through our doors. Please consider donating to Fenway Health today and becoming part of this legacy of giving.