In the last month, we’ve had fundraising events all over the country, bringing together supporters of our life-saving services. It’s been wonderful seeing our community in person, bonding over how they participate in what we do. We are incredibly grateful for all of our supporters and could not continue our suicide prevention and crisis intervention work without them.
To gear up for TrevorLIVE LA, our annual fundraiser held on December 6, we threw Trevor Gives Thanks, a small get-together of donors and volunteers at Bugatta to build community around those who will be sponsoring, offering services, and working at our Los Angeles event. In New York, we launched our new major donor program, Impact Circle, bringing together new and long-standing supporters to pledge gifts of $1,200 or greater at the New York office of international PR firm, Edelman. And, at Kimpton’s Palomar Hotel in San Diego, comedian and GLEE star Kevin McHale hosted The Orange Party, with performances from fellow GLEE star Alex Newell, a silent auction, and heartfelt speeches from our San Diego Ambassadors. The philanthropic month was capped off with a $10,000 check presentation from Sir Ivan, pop-dance recording artist and founder of The Peaceman Foundation. Sir Ivan has been a generous supporter of The Trevor Project since 2011, and with his newest donation and partnership, we aim to strengthen our services to the transgender community in particular.
You too can join our community of donors by participating in Giving Tuesday, the global day dedicated to giving back. This day is particularly important to The Trevor Project because during the holidays, LGBTQ youth need our services more than ever. By December 1, we hope to eventually reach 1,000 youth in crisis with the help of $1,000 donors. $25 can make a difference in one young person’s life. To give back to our life-saving work, please consider forming your own fundraising page for The Trevor Project or making a one-time donation and encouraging your community to participate in helping save young LGBTQ lives.
Another way to celebrate your support of our work is to join us at Fall Fete in New York Nov. 13, honoring Meghan McCain, with performances by The Haus of Mimosa, DJ Tracy Young, and The Lesbian and Gay Apple Corps. Marching Band. Then, on December 6 in Los Angeles, join us at TrevorLIVE for an irreverent night of comedy, music, and heartfelt speeches that will engage guests philanthropically. We thank you for making our work possible, and for giving a brighter future to LGBTQ youth.