Advocates of The Trevor Project invite supporters from the Metro D.C. area to join them in A Night Out for Trevor, an annual fundraising event to support the efforts of this life-saving national organization. Presented by Kimpton Hotels, this year’s event will take place at Hotel Palomar in Dupont Circle on Friday May 16 at 7 p.m. The night will feature special guest speakers, a generous open bar with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and music by DJ Khelan Bhatia.
“It’s our largest annual event and it’s a great opportunity for people to come out and support the lifesaving work of Trevor,” says Nick Seaver, Co-chair of the DC Ambassadors Committee. “A current and a former member of Trevor’s national youth advisory council will be speaking as well as a local high school’s GSA faculty advisor who has had DC Ambassadors present Trevor’s Lifeguard workshop to her students.”
Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13-24.
“The event proceeds will support national and local programs for youth in crisis or looking for answers to challenges they face or looking for a community of support,” says Seaver.
The Trevor Project’s programs and services include: The Trevor Lifeline, a 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline; TrevorSpace, a social networking site for LGBT youth and their friends; and TrevorChat, a secure online messaging service that provides help by trained volunteers.
Tickets are $100 in advance, $125 at the door, or $175 to be a “Trevor Star.” Members of the DC Ambassadors Committee also provided a number of reduced price tickets at $75 for Trevor NexGen supporters, persons under 30, to generate interest in young supporters. Those tickets have already been sold out, proving that the next generation is indeed supporting this community endeavor.
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