27 Jun, 2017, 11:00 ET
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth consecutive year, Jenn-Air is hosting HOT!, the annual fundraiser in support of PFLAG National, the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). Once again, the event will be held at the luxury appliance maker's New York showroom on July 27, 2017.
Actor, filmmaker, activist and musician Adrian Grenier, best known as the lead in the HBO hit series Entourage, will join guests at the event, which will feature an auction, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, refreshing summer cocktails courtesy of Tito's Handmade Vodka, and chocolate creations from acclaimed chocolatier Chef Jacques Torres. Tickets can be purchased online at PFLAG HOT!. Early purchasers will receive $25 off the $125 ticket cost if purchased by June 30.
"Having mentors, great friends and brilliant colleagues who are LGBTQ, I'm proud to support this event and help raise awareness for this valuable organization that celebrates diversity and works year-round advocating full equality for people that are invaluable to our communities," says Adrian Grenier.
"We're proud to support this worthy organization, whose mission of advancing equality and supporting the LGBTQ community aligns with our own corporate mission to ensure inclusive policies and workplace practices," notes Brian Maynard, Jenn-Air marketing director and PFLAG National Business Advisory Board member. "Since 2004, our parent company, Whirlpool Corporation, has been honored every year with a perfect score of 100% on HRC's (Human Rights Campaign) Corporate Equality Index."
The Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The report evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community.
"We thank Adrian for joining us and truly value the support of partners like Jenn-Air, who help reinforce the importance of unity and inclusion by creating workplaces that put equality at the forefront," said PFLAG National's Jean-Marie Navetta, Director of Learning and Inclusion.
In 1961, Jenn-Air founder Lou Jenn revolutionized the kitchen with the invention of downdraft ventilation. Today, the Jenn-Air brand continues to disrupt conventions, offering a complete portfolio of innovative and exceptionally designed luxury appliances. From its powerful, connected wall ovens with dual-fan convection and voice control to its built-in refrigeration collection offering the brand's exclusive Obsidian interior, Jenn-Air continues to push boundaries to deliver extraordinary performance and exquisite design. To speak with a member of the Jenn-Air concierge team or learn more about the complete Jenn-Air appliance collection, please visit jennair.com or join us on facebook.com/jennair, instagram.com/jennairUSA, twitter.com/jennairUSA and youtube.com/jennairUSA.
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. (LGBTQ). PFLAG has nearly 400 chapters, and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states. For more information, visit pflag.org, LIKE us on Facebook (facebook.com/pflag), and follow us on Twitter (@PFLAG) and Instagram (@pflagnational).
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