Mission Statement

With the founding of his institute in the early 20th century, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld laid the groundwork for the betterment of communities through scientific study, education, and enlightened social policy.  Through the funding of programs that address concerns in the LGBT community that are often overlooked by other traditional sources, including HIV education, youth services, senior programs and housing, anti-discrimination, and race relations within the community, the mission of the dmhFund is to translate the best of contemporary social and medical science into change that protects, enhances, and saves lives.


The Board of Directors

Mark Segal
President, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund
Publisher, Philadelphia Gay News

Jeff Guaracino
Vice President, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund
Chief Communications Officer, Atlantic City Alliance

Irene Benedetti
Treasurer, Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld Fund

Honorable Dan Anders
Judge, Common Pleas Court

Judith Applebaum
Governmental Affairs Chair, Washington Square West Civic Association

Rick Lombardo
Member, Philly LGBT Police Liaison Committee

Larry Felzer
Director of Development and Finance, Senior Law Center

Tyrone Smith
Founding Member, Black Gay Men's Leadership Council