AlixPartners observes Pride Month 2017 with PrideMatters town hall, donation to onePulse Foundation, and visit to Pulse Nightclub
PrideMatters town hall discussion - history and significance of Pride Month
To mark LGBT Pride Month, PrideMatters, our employee resource group dedicated to promoting LGBTQ-friendly changes in our work environment, held its first town hall meeting in Dallas. The group discussed topics impacting the LGBTQ community as well as the history and significance of pride month. The session was moderated by members of Resource Center, a nonprofit and leading LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS service organization that operates one of the largest LGBTQ community centers in the United States. Together they discussed ways in which the center serves more than 60,000 people annually through its programs and services and how it and other nonprofits are acting as advocates for the LGBTQ communities.
onePULSE Foundation receives gift from AlixPartners
onePulse Foundation announced that it will receive a donation from AlixPartners to honor and remember the victims and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy.
The onePULSE Foundation was established to create a sanctuary of hope around this tragic day in American history, to honor the 49 lives that were taken, the 68 injured victims, the affected survivors, and the first responders and healthcare professionals who cared for the victims. This fund is intended to support construction and maintenance of the memorial, community grants to care for the survivors and victims’ families, endowed scholarships for each of the 49 victims, and ultimately a museum showcasing historic artifacts and stories from the event.
Several hundred employees visit Pulse as part of our commitment to supporting the development of a permanent memorial
On June 22, 2017, hundreds of people from AlixPartners traveled to the Pulse Nightclub site in Orlando to remember the lives taken and those injured on June 12, 2016. AlixPartners CEO Simon Freakley joined Barbara Poma, Pulse owner and executive director of the onePULSE Foundation, and George Kalogridis, board vice chair of the onePulse Foundation at a private ceremony to mark our commitment to helping build a permanent memorial at the site.