For over two years, Kimpton has been an invaluable partner of The Trevor Project, from helping produce fundraising events, to providing hospitality to those who help forward our mission to end suicide among all LGBTQ youth. Kimpton’s consistent support is an extension of founder Bill Kimpton’s desire to support crisis intervention and AIDS awareness among the LGBTQ community. Committed to creating a culture of inclusion, Kimpton has worked with The Trevor Project to engage with the LGBTQ community, and we are incredibly grateful.
Sharing ideals of caring and compassion towards LGBTQ youth, Kimpton supports our vision for a brighter LGBTQ future. Through social media, they’ve acknowledged the importance of National Coming Out Day, World Mental Health Day, and Spirit Day, in which they rallied all employees to don purple for GLAAD’s bullying prevention campaign. Most importantly, they’ve helped raise a total of $25,000 for The Trevor Project through the Cirque Du Pride Party in San Francisco with MC Margaret Cho, and the Orange Party with GLEE actors, MC Kevin McHale and performer Alex Newell.
Kimpton’s employment programs also reinforce their belief in a brighter future for LGBTQ youth. With their employee resource group, KPRIDE, they’ve coordinated regular outreach to the LGBTQ community and they were the first hotel company to score 100 percent on the HRC Corporate Equality Index in 2004. In 2011, they received the “HRC Innovation Award for Workplace Equality” for their pioneering benefits programs, including transgender-inclusive, fully-insured employee health plans and grossed up employees’ incomes to offset taxes from domestic partner benefits. They also celebrated the landmark June 26 Supreme Court ruling with a custom-created video illustrating the history of same-sex marriage across the U.S. And, with employees involved in many facets of The Trevor Project partnership, Kimpton continues its legacy of employee-driven philanthropy.
The Trevor Project looks forward to continuing the relationship with Kimpton, and we are excited for our upcoming events at their hotels, including the New York volunteer appreciation party, Trevor Gives Thanks, and our inaugural cocktail reception in Chicago. With Kimpton’s generosity and dedication to Trevor’s mission, we have been able to work together to spread awareness about volunteering and fundraising opportunities so that we can continue our efforts to save young lives.