Trevor News - Spring/Summer 2010
Spring/Summer 2010 - Volume 3, Issue 2 of our triannual newsletter. This issue contains articles on Daniel Radcliffe's visit to The Trevor Project's East Coast office, Receiving the Crisis Center Excellence Award from AAS, our new website launch, SocialVibe.com partnership, the launch of our "Be The Change" video contest, Advocacy efforts in Tulare, Volunteer Spotlight on Sheri Tor, Stories from the Helpline and our wish-list of needed items.
A triannual update on the latest happenings at Volume 3, Issue 2 - Spring/Summer 2010 DANIEL RADCLIFFE VISITS THE TREVOR PROJECT On a February break from filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Daniel Radcliffe stopped by The Trevor Project’s Randy Stone East Coast Call Center in New York City. Since contributing a generous financial gift to The Trevor Project last summer, Daniel has expressed his support for Trevor’s mission and his desire to advocate for acceptance of all people. His visit to the call center to meet with some of The Trevor Project’s staff members and volunteer helpline counselors was the perfect next step in Daniel’s journey. Accompanied by The Trevor Project’s executive director and CEO, Charles Robbins, Daniel took an in-depth tour of the East Coast Call Center, and was profoundly impressed by the heroic work of the helpline counselors. After spending a great deal of time listening to stories from the counselors and expressing his extreme gratitude for what they do, Daniel explored the TrevorSpace website and saw first-hand how the social network is bringing LGBTQ youth together from across the country. After filming a 30-second PSA for The Trevor Project, Daniel granted two press interviews during his visit, seizing the opportunity to bring some of his personal views into the public arena. “You don’t have to be gay to be a supporter – you just have to be human,” said Daniel of his involvement with The Trevor Project during an interview with MTV. He discussed having grown up around gay men, and that being gay was “never something (he) gave thought to.” Daniel expressed he does take issue with people who torment LGBTQ youth, thus contributing to their disproportionately high rate of suicide attempts. That’s why he decided to align himself with The Trevor Project, determined to fight for acceptance of all youth, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Trevor Project is incredibly grateful to Daniel Radcliffe for his continued support. The Trevor Project Honored by AAS Less than two years following its accreditation by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), The Trevor Project was bestowed with the Crisis Center Excellence Award at the 43rd Annual AAS Conference in Orlando this April. The Trevor Project received a plaque and $500 check, and an article will be written recognizing the organization in an upcoming issue of Newslink, the official newsletter of AAS. By presenting the Crisis Center Excellence Award each year, AAS hopes to encourage creative responses to crises and life-threatening community problems. The award, granted to just one accredited organization each year, specifically recognized The Trevor Project for innovative programming and providing services to LGBTQ youth, an under-served and at-risk population. Consequently, The Trevor Project is now not only recognized as an accredited crisis intervention organization, but also as the leader in cutting-edge suicide prevention programming targeted at LGBTQ youth. “We dedicate this award to our hundreds of heroic volunteers who answer calls on the helpline, conduct school workshops and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ youth each day,” said Phoenix Schneider, M.S.W., program director of The Trevor Project. “We are headed in the right direction to prevent this epidemic of suicide among high-risk populations such as LBGTQ youth.” 1 CHARLES’ CORNER Coming Soon: A New and Improved Website! This summer, The Trevor Project is excited to unveil an all-new website after more than When I became the executive director of The Trevor Project three years ago, I never would have imagined that a straight, 20-year-old actor whose international appeal to youth is simply unparalleled would become one of our greatest allies. Yet in March, Daniel Radcliffe was in our East Coast Call Center, conversing with helpline counselors and deeply moved by our work. His visit encapsulated the universal appeal of The Trevor Project’s lifesaving mission. This speaks to a larger truth that is often reiterated to me: there’s something about The Trevor Project that inspires almost everyone. That something is what motivates our corps of nearly 500 volunteers who give their time and energy to The Trevor Project. It’s what inspired our 450 Circle of Hope members to make generous investments in the organization. It’s what fuels the day-to-day tasks of our 13 staff members and four interns in Los Angeles and New York City. Most importantly, it’s what gives LGBTQ youth nationwide the courage to call the helpline in times of crisis; the willingness to submit letters to “Dear Trevor” on our website; the curiosity to join TrevorSpace and connect with other youth; and the confidence to live their lives authentically and proudly. As the demand for our programs continually climbs, we’ve done our best to provide LGBTQ youth with innovative and accessible crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. We are not only saving lives, but also building communities and changing society in order to ensure all youth can pursue their dreams uninterrupted by prejudice. People often thank me for the unique and vital work that The Trevor Project does each day. But it is truly because of you – our supporters, friends and community advocates – that word about The Trevor Project spreads like wildfire. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being the very something about Trevor that helps us all play a part in saving young lives. All my best, Charles 2 a year of creative collaboration with the Los Angeles-based Sensis Agency, the digital communications firm that is redesigning and restructuring TheTrevorProject.org pro bono. The new and improved website implements cutting-edge web design technologies with audiencespecific page breakdowns and features. Whether youth, parents, educators, investors (i.e. donors) or general members of the public are visiting the new website, each user will easily be able to navigate to the page or piece of information they are looking for. The site also features a dynamic homepage, prompting visitors to engage in helping a young person “smile,” by interactively changing the youth’s sullen facial expression to a happy one with simple clicks of the mouse. The Trevor Project continues to prioritize social media as the key component of its digital communications strategy, and thus the new website will also feature a social media navigation bar, allowing visitors to access Trevor’s prominent social media sites without ever leaving TheTrevorProject.org. The social media navigation bar will remain at the top of the website, even as visitors click the icons leading them to Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and Trevor’s other social media pages. Extensive research and usability tests were conducted by the Sensis Agency to develop the most accessible, informative and creative website concept that would be youth-friendly, educational and practical for broad audiences. The phone number to The Trevor Helpline and a clickable “TrevorChat” button appear on all pages of the website, encouraging anyone in crisis to reach out for instant support. The Trevor Project is grateful to the entire staff of the Sensis Agency for their hard work, generosity and professionalism. Visit SensisAgency.com to learn more about their amazing, high-quality work. + Social media continues to play a critical role in The Trevor Project’s outreach and fundraising efforts. Being at the forefront of social media trends is not just a focus, but a priority for the organization. Establishing a robust presence on popular sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have enabled The Trevor Project to reach youth where they spend a majority of their time. Additionally, Facebook applications like Causes have proven to be effective vehicles for fundraising. A newcomer to the social media cause scene is a service called Socialvibe. Through partnerships with several brands, Socialvibe members can raise money for their favorite charities by completing short activities on the website. These activities earn points, which translate into dollars donated by the sponsored brands. These activities can be completed by anyone, even first-time visitors to the site with no registration required. However, if a visitor becomes a member, he/she can easily share their accomplishments via other social networks, thus utilizing the reach of their social graph to earn more points for their chosen charity. Out of the 56 charities featured on Socialvibe, The Trevor Project is the only non-profit that provides direct service to the LGBTQ youth community. Visit socialvibe.com/thetrevorproject to start earning points right now! New activities are added all the time, so repeat visits will definitely yield additional support. Rated Q Video Contest: Be The Change “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi As technology becomes more viral and instant in today’s culture, it can be used as a powerful tool for youth to express themselves in supporting each other and uniting together to affect change. The Trevor Project is launching a video initiative called Rated Q to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth across the nation to creatively share their stories about the kind of work they are currently doing or wish to be involved in with an effort to BE THE CHANGE and promote acceptance of LGBTQ youth. The goal of Rated Q is to encourage a multitude of young people’s visions for making their communities, states and the country at large safer, more supportive and better places to live in. With so many passionate, young LGBTQ people speaking up and advocating for their rights, the power to impact the future by transforming social norms is fueled by their energy and commitment to making a real difference. Rated Q is a perfect visit: memelabs.com/thetrevorproject to enter and vote opportunity to give their voices a platform to be heard, by posing the important question: “What are you currently doing or what do you think is the best way to BE THE CHANGE and influence the lives of other LGBTQ youth?” The Trevor Project hopes to see youth become inspired and share their stories, whether they are currently doing something or are just thinking of ways to develop an ambitious idea. Change starts with the motivation to realize a dream, bringing an idea from thought to action. There are a few rules and regulations. Participants must be U.S. residents between the ages of 13 and 30. Video entries cannot exceed the length of two minutes. The top five videos will be determined by voting, which is open to everyone. The grand prize winner will be selected by a panel of judges and receive a Randy Stone Prize Package, which includes a digital camcorder. The four runner-ups will receive digital cameras. To participate, register online at memelabs.com/TheTrevorProject to submit a video and vote. Trevor in Tulare: Empowering a Rural Community to Save Young Lives Beginning in November 2009, The Trevor Project partnered with the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force to address the mental health needs of LGBTQ youth in the county. Located in California’s central valley, Tulare County’s local economy relies heavily on dairy and agriculture and is home to the Sequoia National Park. media outlets mentioning The Trevor Project’s work have raised awareness among the local community about the importance of prioritizing suicide prevention and mental health care access for this oftentimes vulnerable population. The Trevor Project’s impact across Tulare County spans from youth service providers and educators to other school staff and, of course, youth themselves through the Lifeguard Workshop program. The Trevor Project has sent a staff member at least once per month to Tulare County since November 2009, and will continue to do so on a regular basis to assist in educational programming and launching community-based efforts. This summer, The Trevor Project will conduct its first Lifeguard Workshop facilitator training for Tulare County residents, empowering them to use Trevor’s educational programming in their local schools. The Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force prides itself in finding community solutions to the county’s incidence of suicide, and thus The Trevor Project is thrilled to work with community members to incorporate LGBTQ youth suicide prevention into these solutions. The Trevor Project is also distributing hundreds of Survival Kits to the county each year in order to help local educators self-facilitate the Lifeguard Workshop program in their classrooms. In addition, news stories in local Administrators and staff in all of Tulare County’s school districts have been largely receptive and appreciative of The Trevor Project’s work in their schools. Despite the county being known for its socially conservative culture, The Trevor Project’s staff has experienced an overwhelmingly positive response to its work in the county, and finds residents eager to help and enthusiastic about The Trevor Project’s programs. Thanks to community support from PFLAG of Tulare-Kings Counties and the LGBT Lions Club of Visalia, there is now a sustainable base of volunteers in the county who can continue to prioritize LGBTQ youth suicide prevention after Trevor’s official agreement with the county ends in June 2011. 3 VOLUNCHEERS Program Update Throughout the past few years, The Trevor Project’s core programs have expanded exponentially. The organization now has more than 300 active program volunteers taking crisis calls from youth, talking to students in classrooms about the impacts of language and behavior, answering letters from young people who have questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity, and maintaining a safe space for young people on TrevorSpace. The Trevor Project’s vital programs are reaching thousands of young people throughout the country who may otherwise be left feeling lonely, isolated or depressed with tenuous or no support from family and friends. In an effort to meet the growing needs of LGBTQ youth from diverse backgrounds and experiences, The Trevor Project will soon launch an online messaging service that will provide young people with an alternative space to seek help and address a multitude of issues. TrevorChat is a free, confidential, secure online messaging service that will provide live help to young LGBTQ people through The Trevor Project website. With online chatting and texting rapidly becoming the preferred method of communication among young people, TrevorChat is another step in a positive direction to ensure The Trevor Project is reaching youth who cannot call the helpline or do not feel comfortable doing so. The Trevor Project is also involved in various policy initiatives on local, state and federal levels to advocate for laws that better foster the well-being of LGBTQ youth. As a member of the LGBT Health and Human Services Network of California, The Trevor Project, alongside partners at Equality California, Mental Health America and other Network members, recently submitted comments on proposed revisions to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V) which is used in diagnosing mental health issues and allowing access to care. These comments will illuminate the complex issues surrounding diagnosing people with gender and/ or sexual disorders and how these diagnoses can impact access to care – a critical protective factor against suicide. As the demand for The Trevor Project’s programs and services continues to grow, so does the need for additional program volunteers. To volunteer your time, visit TheTrevorProject.org and click “Volunteer.” 4 Highlighting the contributions of Trevor’s volunteers SPOTLIGHT: Sheri Tor Sheri Tor has always had a passion for non-profits, but she stumbled across The Trevor Project’s office by chance on her way home from a meeting. Her first volunteer activity with Trevor was taking inventory of office supplies and sorting paperwork, while sitting on the floor of the office. What kept her going was the fact that Trevor had dedication “like it was nobody’s business” and she wanted to be a part of it. “If I can make a difference in the life of even one LGBTQ young person, help them realize that they are just as special, just as worthy and just as perfect as any member of the straight community, then everything that I’ve done to get to that point will be well worth it,” said Sheri of her involvement. Choosing Trevor as a primary organization to volunteer for was not a difficult task, as Sheri has always gravitated toward non-profits that benefit her own LGBTQ community. “In the beginning, my work with Trevor was more of a ‘help when I can’ thing. I didn’t have a lot of time because I had positions at other non-profits. But then I was introduced to (Trevor co-founder) James Lecesne by a mutual friend. That meeting with him is what reignited my passion for Trevor. The pride that radiates off him and the fact that I was between non-profit positions made me realize it was the perfect time to go full-tilt with Trevor,” she said. Never a fan of relaxation, Sheri keeps busy by always having a new project to work on when she is not volunteering for The Trevor Project. Special thanks to Sheri for all of her outstanding service to Trevor! West Coast Volunteer Appreciation Party Nearly 100 of The Trevor Project’s dedicated volunteers on the West Coast attended the Volunteer Appreciation Party on April 19 in Los Angeles. Hosted at the beautiful home of Stuart Dennis, Michael Graham and Todd Manion, guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and enjoyed panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills. Several volunteers were honored with awards at the Volunteer Appreciation Party. Bryan Keller was named Volunteer of the Year; Tiffany O’Hara received the “Lifesaver” award; Richard Horton accepted the “True Spirit of Trevor” award; Kevin Gessay was bestowed with the “Hit the Ground Running” award; and Dave Dell received the “Willing To Do What it Takes” award. Left to right: Bryan Keller, Tiffany O’Hara, Richard Horton, Dave Dell Special thanks to volunteer committee co-chair, David Anderson, and volunteer appreciation subcommittee members, Marcus Pimentel and Michael Zinkovitch, for their efforts in the planning and execution of this event. 1 HAPPENINGS Images from Trevor Events 3 2 4 5 Oscar Party - March 7 1. Trevor Board member, Jeffrey Paul Wolff and friends 2. DJ Casey Alva and Christopher Jones from Instinct Magazine 3. Trevor supporters 4. Trevor supporters enjoy one of the VIP seating areas 6 LA Volunteer Appreciation Party - April 19 5. Trevor volunteers form a pyramid 6. Volunteers attend from Tulare county, CA 7 Circle of Hope: Drinks on the Park - March 24 8 7. Trevor Board Member Chris Allieri with Trevor co-founder James Lecesne and Trevor supporters 8. Executive Director, Charles Robbins, with hosts Jason Arbuckle and Mark Arena at their NYC home Daniel Radcliffe Visits East Coast Call Center - February 26 9. Daniel Radcliffe 10. East Coast Call Center Manager Kelli Peterman, Trevor Helpline counselors and Executive Director, Charles Robbins, with Daniel Radcliffe 9 10 Photo Credits: BS Photography (Brian Guzman & Stacy Tibbits), Jamie T. Ranieri, Adam Southard, and The Trevor Project Trevor News Editors: Al Duncan, Annie Huang, Ryan Lombardini, Heidi Schulz and Jacqueline Wing 5 Stories from the Frontline... Since its inception in 1998, counselors on The Trevor Helpline have fielded hundreds of thousands of calls from young people in crisis. No call to The Trevor Helpline is ever the same. Below are selections from two recent call reports, demonstrating the unique and complex issues that LGBTQ youth report experiencing. Names have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the callers. ALIAS: Mary AGE: 12 STATE: TX Mary found The Trevor Helpline number on Google while trying to find help for her mother. Mary reached out to a counselor because she believed that her mother was struggling with confusion over her sexuality and gender; Mary wanted to learn how to help her mother through this difficult time. Her mother had been showing signs of depression and loneliness for quite some time. Mary recently found and read her mother’s diary and realized that her mother wants to have “sex change surgery.” Mary disclosed to the counselor that she had never spoken about this with her mother, but wanted to be able to support her without making her feel uncomfortable. The counselor completed a full suicide risk assessment for both Mary and her mother. Mary and the counselor discussed other support systems that could help Mary reach out to her mother during her time of need. Mary also told the counselor that her mother’s depression had been getting much worse and that it is affecting both their family life and Mary’s social life. Together, Mary and the counselor came up with an action plan for Mary to reach out to her mom in a safe and sensitive way. The counselor commended Mary on her bravery, intuition and desire to help her mother. ALIAS: Sam AGE: 20 STATE: IN Sam had been homeless for five months before calling The Trevor Helpline. Originally from Indiana, where she lived with her mother and 15-year-old sister, Sam was kicked out of her home and living in foster care prior to losing permanent housing. When Sam called, she was scared, anxious and contemplating suicide. The counselor learned that Sam completed her first year of college, but a combination of mean roommates, deepening depression and the inability to pay for school led her to drop out. Sam explained that neither her mother nor father (divorced) would accept her into their homes due to their homophobic perspectives fueled by religious ideologies. Sam also disclosed that her father had been physically abusive to her for many years. When Sam reached the counselor, she was at the end of her rope. Moving from one shelter to the next and receiving little help from social services, Sam struggled to find a reason to live. When Sam called, she was near a road with heavy traffic contemplating jumping in front of a moving car. The counselor was able to connect with Sam and express how thankful he was that she called. Together, they discussed other options for her life while exploring resources in her area that would help with her specific needs. Over time, the counselor learned that Sam had a girlfriend whom she loved deeply – someone who could be a source of comfort and support. Sam was able to end the conversation with a renewed sense of hope. The Trevor Project Wish List The Trevor Project remains hard at work as the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth. However, the non-profit sector can be a bit challenging, with extremely tight budgets and limited resources available. Thus, The Trevor Project recently compiled a “wish list” of items that would help improve the overall efficiency of the organization, and further progress programmatic efforts. The wish list includes needed items ranging from office equipment and supplies to software, as well as miscellaneous articles in the form of gift certificates, products and services. Any contribution is very much appreciated, as each and every donation helps make the lifesaving work of The Trevor Project possible each day. If you would like to donate an item off of the wish list, please call the administrative office at 310-2718845 to make arrangements. Thank you for your support! 6 Office equipment/Furniture Donated Services Color Printer/Copier/Scanner (preferably laser) Misc. office furniture- desk organizers/office chairs/etc. Bookshelves Headsets for phones Ergonomic keyboards Silent keyboards Big area rug for the call center Printing services Photographer at events Website/e-mail hosting services Telephone services/phone and communications systems PR services Database and e-mail campaign management services IT support services Press release distribution services Mailing services Webinar services Clipping services DVD production Video production/editing services T-shirt printing services Software/Technology SPSS Statistical Analysis Software Stock images Office supplies Printer paper Orange table cloths Miscellaneous office supplies, i.e. binders Clorox wipes/disinfectants Printer ink and toner Computer screen cleaner Postage Food (perishable and non-perishable) for volunteers Miscellaneous Items Promotional materials Airfare Advertising space Gift cards for general volunteer appreciation Circle of Hope members play a critical role in providing the financial leadership that makes the work of The Trevor Project possible by donating $500 or more annually in non-event related contributions. The donors listed below are current as of April 30, 2010. Guardian $25,000 + David C. Bryan Jodie Foster Tim Lin & Rance Masheck Daniel Radcliffe Bill and Austin Smolka Jeffrey R. Stone Counselor $10,000 - $24,999 Tim Aldrete Anonymous Brian Bish* & Jack Winn Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Cold Stream Productions Michael B. Cox Credit Suisse Michael H. Epstein & Scott E. Schwimer Gregory Evans Kathy Kinney Frank Pond Walter Schild & Dilson De Almeida Quinn Taylor Jennifer & Anthony Zuiker Advisor $5,000 - $9,999 Sacha Baron Cohen Andrew Cohen Jeffrey Epstein Jennifer & Scott Frank Michael A. Graham* Gary Hand Anne Hathaway Jim Hodges JSY Enterprises Steven King Michael Leppen Kyle McCarthy Charles Robbins & Damon Romine Ricky Strauss* & Tom Newman Barbara A. & Steve Young Mentor $2,500 - $4,999 Keith Aldridge & Jonathan Roberts Alicia & Michele Celmer Nicholas Donatiello Jr. Marvin Dorson Thomas B. Eich Douglas Ferguson The Flag Art Foundation Anthony Fleming Siana-Lea Gildard & Edgar Aguirre Dennis P. Grant Ronald Holliman & David Rosen Robyn King Phillip Kleweno & Alain Verscheure Kyle D. Kusche George Larribas & Ed Hornberger William Lucia Meghan McCain Cindy McCain McDermott, Will & Emery LLP David McGrath & Andrew Silver McPhail*/Poston Family Harley Neuman & Daniel Lam Jason R. Oclaray* Earl L. Plante Ruben Ramirez* RJ Rousso Chris Salgardo Tara Sandler Heidi Schulz* & Michael Ryder Philip Selway Erik William Smith Kelly Stanphill Ron Valdez* Douglas Gerard Vetter Supporter $1,000 - $2,499 Lewis Adams & Anthony Vigliotta Stamos Akrivos Chris Allieri* & Gene Fischer Ezra Alvarez Jirka Ambroz Anonymous Alan Arrigoni Richard Ayoub* Christopher Baker Scott Baker & Jason West Mark Berman Bradly Bessey & Frank Sanchez David Beugen & Joe Grandinetti Dustin Lance Black* David Bolz Lisa Brende* James Burba & Bob Hayes Denis Cagna & Carlos Medina Paul G. Cavalli & Jack F. 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Hines Jeffrey Hoffman Jean Horowitz Helen Hunt Elizabeth Huntley & Linda Ketner Clifford Hurley Antonia Hutt The Imperial Court de San Diego Stephen Jarchow Michael Jarvis Ph.D. Jeffrey Jensen Blanding U. Jones Robert M. Kasunic Mark Katz & Bob Goodman Keith Kauhanen & James Petrone Billy Kelly Paul B. Kemble John B. Kennedy Richard A. Keyes & John A. Wagner Colin Kim Yoga Jonathan King Bruce King Henry Koelsch Paul Kolpin Marty Kovacevich & Chaz Stevens A. James Krabill Peter W. Kraus M.D. Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern Rocky & Trinette La Fleur Steven Kirk Lammert Nancy Lee Kevin Lesser Michael Lewis Joel Lichtenwalter John & Melissa Linden Mark Lombardini & Cynthia Kim Paul & Kelly Lountzis Stephen Lucin Ned J. Lustbader John Lyons Patrick Mahoney & John English Donato & Markes Marangi Jhoni Marchinko Kimra & Chuck Martin Catherine M. Martin Arthur P. Martinez Eric J. Maryanov & Gene Hubert Joff Masukawa Peter McNamara Darren McNelis Shawn McPherson H. Christopher Meade Michael Medeiros & David Henry Linda L. Mediate Svend Mejdal Steve Mele Lou Anne Mele Bernard Milan Carl Moellenberg Anil Mohin & John Scholz Vizhier & Andy Mooney Jonathan Morris Doug Morris John Mullican & John Squatritto Solmaz Nabipour & Lisa Brooks National Business Insurance Agency Michael J. Neely Dan Neisen & Spencer Yu Thomas Nelson New Hope Chamber Of Commerce Robert Newhart Tracy C. Nickl Darrell J. Nooner Stephen Nuskiewicz Milena O’Hara Patrick D. Owen & Mark Anton Joe Pacetti John Palmer Paradise Spirits Robert Parker Shawn Pattison Jamie Paul Ryan Pedlow Mark Perrin Kevin Philip Dr. Joseph H. Phillips Chris Poe & David Zyla Brian N. Potter & Joey Pierre Bryan Prado Pablo Prietto Richard Raddon Charles A. Ranberg & Bob Fisher Jamie T. Ranieri* in tribute to Laura Lee Lund Charles Reynolds & Ellen Detlefsen Mika & Thomas Q. Reynolds Christopher Rice Kathleen Rivera & Sally Lewis Lorna Robbins Robert Holgate Philanthropic Fund Diane Robinson Daniel Roche Carol & Wayne Rogers Elias Rojas Frank Rorie & Dianne Molina Russell Roybal RPM Designs Scott Salik David W. Salvaggio Brian Salzman Ruben D. Sanchez Donna & Michael C. Sasso Douglas C. Schottenstein Booh Schut Neal E. Sheldon Robyn Shepherd Bonnie Sheren Dr. Kimberly Dean & Caroline Sherman Catherine Shitara Chad Simpson & Chad Corning Richard Skolnik Steven C. Smith Justin Sobodash St. Nicks Howard Stahl & Dr. Michael Frese Andrew Stearn Michael Steigely Scott Stern Michael Strand Alan M. Strasburg Kip Stratte-McClure Leif Strickland James Sullivan Janeen M. Sullivan Stephen Szymanski Dominick & Sally Taglialatella Lisa Taharally Anthony Tan & Jeff Brown Travis Taylor Jeffrey A. Teich Barry & Jan Teter Stephen Theiss Brian J. Theobald & Scott DeShong David Thorpe Brian Tobin Jamie Towey Gary Trethaway George P. Turner Roger Tuttle Lee Tyson Jorge Valencia David Varner Scott Vaughan Bruce Vaughn Meredith Vieira Diane E. Wade Todd Wadzinski & Alexander Rea Jason Wanderer Steve Weisbart & Shami Arslanian Thomas & Nancy Wheatley Kate Wheatley Cetrulo Tom Whitman Mary & Tom Whitman Keola Whittaker Mary Wolf Kathleen Wood Noah E. Wood Douglas Wright Mehmet Yalin Rachel Zoe & Rodger Berman Scott B. Zolke Ryan Zynger & Justin Warren Circle of Life The Circle of Life was established to recognize individuals who have created gifts to The Trevor Project through planned giving either in their estate planning or as a bequest. Brad L. Daily and J. David Richardson Rick and David McGilton-McGlamery Arlene Reed Bequest Tithe on behalf of Hollywood Lutheran Church Eleanor J. Ross Trust Aleida Estela Santiago Valarie K. Westberg * Denotes Board Member 7 Special thanks! Foundations We extend our thanks to the following foundations that have provided general operating and program-related funding to The Trevor Project: $20,000 + $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous The Calamus Foundation The Palette Fund H. van Ameringen Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Zarley Family Foundation Barbara Epstein Foundation The David Geffen Foundation Gesso Foundation Bruce J. Heim Foundation Johnson Family Foundation $10,000 - $19,999 Coldwell Banker Desantis Family Fund Disney EARS to You Program Employee Community Fund of Boeing California Ronald S. Haft Foundation Tim Hardaway Foundation Kicking Assets Fund of the Tides Foundation The Livney Foundation National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Lloyd Russell Foundation AT&T Foundation B.W. Bastian Foundation The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation The Helene Foundation David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Rainbow Endowment Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation Samarichill Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund Shirley K. Schlafer Foundation Small Change Foundation $1,000 - $4,999 We are grateful to the following corporations for their generous support of The Trevor Project’s programs: Rockstar Turner Broadcasting $10,000 - $19,999 Jason Arbuckle & Mark Arena, Circle of Hope Drinks on the Park, New York, NY Drew Auker & Arlon Staggs, Red Carpet Relief, San Diego, CA Paul DeMaio, Hugo Boss Spring/Summer 2010, Los Angeles, CA Morton Kaag & John Halter, Taste on Melrose, Los Angeles, CA Samantha Keirsey, Drag Yourself Out, Norristown, PA The Opportunity Charter School’s GSA, Candy Sale Fundraiser, New York, NY Shirley Ozment, Gays of Our Lives, New York, NY Aaron Tone & Andrew Sullivan, Ambassadors Council Mixer, Washington, D.C. Keola Whittaker & Kevin Myers, NY Spring Fling, New York, NY Ambassadors Council The Ambassadors Council engages supporters in target cities across the country to mobilize communications, development and programmatic efforts for The Trevor Project in their local communities. Chicago Waymon Hudson, Chair Corporate Partners $20,000 + We would like to acknowledge the following for their recent fundraising efforts on behalf of The Trevor Project: $5,000 - $9,999 Chicago Mercantile Exchange Stark Services Time Inc. - Instyle Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Justin Hilt, Chair San Diego TREVOR EVENTS MAY Trevor’s Desert Pool & Garden Party May 30, Rancho Mirage, CA JUNE Trevor NY 2010 June 28, New York, NY AUGUST Trevor’s LA Pool & Garden Party August 8, Los Angeles, CA SEPTEMBER National Suicide Prevention Week September 6 through 10 San Francisco Mike Blank, Co-chair Mike Crane, Co-chair Washington, D.C. Visit TheTrevorProject.org for a complete events listing. Joff Masukawa, Co-chair Jason Vasquez, Co-chair Tony Phipps, Co-chair Glen Wellbrock, Co-chair If we have inadvertently omitted or incorrectly listed your name, please contact Scott Meckling at 310.271.8845 x257. The Bank of New York Mellon Help earn valuable points for Trevor! The Trevor Project’s Business ExtrAA account number: 786674 Select The Trevor Project in Orbitz’ LGBT and HIV/AIDS charity promotion and we’ll receive a donation every time you book a hotel or vacation package for two or more nights through December 31, 2010. The Trevor Project 9056 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 208 West Hollywood, CA 90069 Telephone: 310.271.8845 / Fax: 310.271.8846 Email: Info@TheTrevorProject.org Staff Charles Robbins Siana-Lea Gildard Executive Director & CEO Institutional Giving Director Phoenix Schneider, M.S.W. Scott Meckling Program Director Major Gifts Officer - West Coast Dave Reynolds, M.P.H., C.P.H. Johnny Cooper Advocacy and Education Manager Major Gifts Officer - East Coast Michael Vacha Jr. Jenifer Ortiz West Coast Call Center Manager Special Events Director Kelli Peterman Erin English East Coast Call Center Manager Database/Volunteer Coordinator Jacqueline Wing Richard Rocha Communications Director Administrative Assistant Ryan Lombardini Digital & Social Marketing Manager Board of Directors James Lecesne Founder Peggy Rajski Founder Randy Stone (1958-2007) Founder Sean Mc Manus Chair David McFarland Vice Chair Ricky Strauss Vice Chair Michael A. Graham Secretary Jason Oclaray Treasurer Chris Allieri David Anderson Richard Ayoub Brian Bish Scott Boute Dustin Lance Black Lisa Brende Ken Campbell Warren Cohn Brian Dorsey Al Duncan Jeffrey Fishberger, M.D. Joel Flatow Bonnie Graves Neil Patrick Harris Meredith Kadlec Scott A. McPhail Ruben Ramirez Jamie T. 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