Jun 2, 2018
AT & T makes $1 million donation to the Trevor Project and more than $675,000 in products and services
As a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community, AT&T* is proud to announce a $1 million donation and multi-year initiative with The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
AT&T’s $1 million contribution is the single largest in The Trevor Project’s 20-year history. It will help modernize and transform The Trevor Project’s proven suicide prevention capabilities and help them serve 4x LGBTQ youth via their digital platforms as previously possible. This means even more LGBTQ youth experiencing a crisis will be able to reach trained and caring crisis counselors.
In addition to the $1M contribution, AT&T will support the groundbreaking life-saving initiative with more than $675,000 worth of AT&T products and services as well as technology & connectivity expertise. AT&T will also recruit employee volunteers to further support the life-saving work of The Trevor Project.
"We're so incredibly grateful for AT&T's generous support of The Trevor Project's life-saving work," said Amit Paley, CEO and Executive Director of The Trevor Project. "Now more than ever, it is critical for companies committed to inclusion to stand with LGBTQ youth and let young people everywhere know that they should be proud of who they are and that they are never alone."
“We’re proud to continue our longstanding tradition of inclusiveness through our relationship with The Trevor Project,” said Charlene Lake, senior vice president corporate social responsibility, AT&T. “In addition to our financial support, we’re bringing the power of our people and our technology to help Trevor continue expanding its mission to serve the LGBTQ community.”
Our commitment to The Trevor Project and other initiatives are the latest in our exceptional history of supporting the LGBTQ community. In 1975, AT&T was one of the very first American companies to prohibit discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. In 1998 we adopted one of the very first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. And in 2006 we were one of the first companies to offer transgender-inclusive health care benefits. Supporting the LGBTQ community is an enduring priority at AT&T, and we continuously identify ways to advocate and foster inclusivity.