For four years, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has been an invaluable partner of The Trevor Project. They’ve produced fundraising events and provided 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 promote crisis intervention and AIDS awareness among the LGBTQ community. We are incredibly grateful for Kimpton’s commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and for their work as a tireless champion of the LGBTQ community.
Sharing ideals of caring and compassion towards LGBTQ youth, Kimpton advances our vision for a brighter LGBTQ future. In looking back at our 2016 events, collaborating with Kimpton has allowed us to grow awareness for our lifesaving work on a national level. Thanks to Kimpton’s hosted, catered events in Miami, we’ve been especially able to build our presence in the South, where Trevor’s crisis services are most heavily utilized.
Kimpton events across the country this year have generated more than $70,000 in financial backing for our lifesaving services, and raised awareness by attracting hundreds of guests and celebrity performers like Steve Grand, Kyle Dean Massey, and Deborah Cox. These fun and celebratory events allow Trevor to build support within communities around the country, while raising vital funds for our crisis intervention services, educational programs, and advocacy work.
Kimpton’s employment programs also reinforce their belief in a brighter future for LGBTQ youth. They’ve coordinated regular employee-led outreach to the LGBTQ community and 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. 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 our relationship with Kimpton, and we are excited to celebrate Trevor Live with them in December. With Kimpton’s generosity and dedication to Trevor’s mission, we have partnered to spread compassion, to build community, and ultimately, to save young lives together.