On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and youth of HMI, we would like to thank you for your generous support and making Summer Camp a resounding success. With your support we were able to raise more than $27,000 (a 30% increase from last year and the most ever raised at a Summer Camp event)!!!
A heartfelt thanks to our wonderful hosts, Randy Lauwasser and Jim Skicki, event and Board co-chairs, Mark Henderson and Wes Powell, and our host committee, Guy Chetwynd, Adam Hurly, Justin Garlinghouse and Loren Pani. A special thanks to Senator Gillibrand for stopping by and showing her support of HMI and LBGTQ youth, and to DJ Lina for providing the soundtrack to the day.
All proceeds raised for Summer Camp will go directly to providing HMI youth with the programs and services necessary to help them reach their full potential.
“There is a young woman on the HMI Board of Directors named Tenaja Jordan. She is a former HMI youth member—a family member rejected her for identifying as LGBTQ and she was homeless as a result. I remember the day I first met Tenaja, she was carrying around a file folder and kept saying, ‘I did it. I finally did it.’ I couldn’t help but wonder what was inside. When I asked her what it was, she proudly showed me--it was her college diploma. She did it!”
–Mark Henderson, HMI Board Co-Chair
Relive the moments from Summer Camp by viewing photos from the event on our Flickr. Check them out.
Make a difference in an LGBTQ young person’s life today by donating today at www.hmi.org/donate.
A special thanks to all our supporters listed below:
Senior Camp Director:
Group Leader Sponsors:
Mark Henderson & Bruce Wolfe
Wes Powell & Michael Rourke
Robert Regina & Gene Kagan
Hors D'oeuvres Sponsors:
Sip N Twirl
Bistro and Martini Bar
A donation to HMI not only supports our important work to create safe and supportive environments for LGBTQ youth, it also sends a clear and strong message to the young people of HMI that they are loved and valued. General donations to HMI are fully tax-deductible under the law. Don’t forget to submit a Matching Gift Form to your employer to double the impact of your gift. THANK YOU!