Annual Report FY2013
TrevorLIVE LA 2012
At the Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, our signature event, TrevorLIVE, honored international superstar Katy Perry with the Trevor Hero Award, and Audi of America with the Trevor 20/20 Award.
Katy Perry, Trevor Hero Honoree, at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles.
For the first time, people around the country were able to watch the event’s red carpet arrivals, with exclusive live streaming sponsored by Toyota Financial Services. Shira Lazarof WhatsTrending.com and YouTube sensation, Tyler Oakley hosted the live stream, where they asked celebrities questions posed by fans and supporters of The Trevor Project.
Kristin Chenoweth and Anna Kendrick duet “For Good” from the Broadway musical, Wicked.
This high-profile event was directed by Adam Shankman, and featured incredible performances by: Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Barrett Foa, Anna Kendrick, Joel McHale, Matthew Morrison, Dermot Mulroney, Kayla Radomski, Andrew Rannells, Naya Rivera, Kyle Robinson, Jessica Sanchez, Ryan Teddar, and celebrity Voice of God, Amy Poehler.
TrevorLIVE New York brought top entertainers, advocates, and corporate leaders together on June 17, 2013 at Chelsea Piers for an evening of entertainment, and cultural change.
Tony Award winner Billy Porter singing “Hold Me in Your Heart” from Kinky Boots.
The evening honored philanthropist Cindy Hensley McCain with the Trevor Hero Award, and Wells Fargo for the Trevor 20/20 Award. During this event, Trevor introduced its special youth-only honor, presenting Cason Crane with the Trevor Youth Innovator Award.
Jessica Sanchez singing “Clarity” with the PS 22 Chorus.
TrevorLIVE New York was directed by Tony Award® nominated director, Michael Wilson and was presented by Audi of America and Wells Fargo. The show featured performances by Jane Lynch (Voice of God), Billy Porter, DJ Kiss, Andrew Rannells, Jessica Sanchez, and the PS 22 Chorus.
NextGen Events Celebrate Trevor
Every year our outstanding leaders in Trevor NextGen (New York and Los Angeles) dedicate their time and energy to hosting one-of-a-kind fundraising events to support The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission to end youth suicide.
NextGen New York Co-Chairs Anna Williams and Joshua Cohen kept their annual events fresh by hosting Fall Fête in November, 2012 and Spring Fling in April, 2013. Emceed by Tony Award-nominated John Tartaglia and featuring music by DJ Lina, Fall Fête included a hosted bar, live entertainment, and a deluxe raffle and silent auction. Spring Fling was also a smash, with DJ JonJon Battles creating an upbeat atmosphere while guests enjoyed the complimentary bar, silent auction, and raffle.
Guests at Trevor NextGen NY Spring Fling.
In Los Angeles, Co-Chairs Grant Sloss and Will Hackner led Trevor NextGen LA in hosting Hollywoodland in October 2012 and Trevor Prom in May, 2013. The 1940s themed Hollywoodland formal swept guests back to a glamorous era with music, hors d’oeuvres and the delicious menu at Pink Taco. At Trevor Prom, more than 200 young professionals gathered at The Hollywood Castle to dance the night away with special performances by acclaimed singers.
Ambassadors Bring Families Together
The San Francisco Ambassadors of The Trevor Project hosted their 2nd annual Trevor Holiday Skate at Union Square December 2012. Trevor’s San Francisco Ambassador Co-Chair, Rebecca Chekouras told us how the annual skating event began:
“We’d been working with GALA, the Safeway LGBT employee resource group, and wanted to offer a Trevor/Safeway event to families in the area. Safeway underwrites the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink every year and we thought it was a great fit. In addition, Safeway had a cookie and hot chocolate station and gave all our guests a gift bag when they left.” To emphasize the magic of their Union Square venue, the Trevor Ambassadors produced a pre-skate program of up-and-coming young competitive figure skaters.
“The skaters were fabulous, and in their glitter costumes and makeup they lent such a wonderful air of glamor to the event. When the program was over, they mingled with the guests, helping little kids and encouraging everyone,” said Rebecca. “The annual skate event sends a positive message at the right time of year that all families and children deserve respect.”
Trevor Ambassadors are key volunteer groups in 7 major U.S. cities who work to expand Trevor’s program, communications and fundraising efforts to new geographic areas. To find a Trevor Ambassador group near you, visit TheTrevorProject.org/pages/connect-with-trevor.