Molson Coors, Through Its Tap Into Change Program, Donates $50,000 to Chicago LGBTQ+ Organizations (Chicago. IL) — As part of its commitment to championing diversity and supporting its local communities, Molson Coors has donated $50,000 to 14 Chicago LGBTQ+ organizations through its Tap Into Change program. Now in its 11th year, Tap Into Change donates proceeds from the sales of Molson Coors products at select locations in Chicago.
Since its inception in 2011, the program has raised more than $750,000 for LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS nonprofits across the country.
“At Molson Coors, we’re deeply committed to supporting our communities and all those who call our communities ‘home.’ It’s inspiring to witness the good things that can happen when we come together to support one another,” said Michael Nordman, senior manager of community affairs, Molson Coors. “Through the partnership with our bars and nonprofit organizations to promote this program, we hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of those in the LGBTQ+ community who benefit from these resources and services.”
This year’s funds will support the following organizations: Affinity Community Services, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Center on Addison, Chicagoland Exotic Animal Rescue – CLEAR, Leather Archives & Museum, Howard Brown Health, Legal Council for Health Justice, Legacy Project, Brave Space Alliance, Open Door Rehabilitation Center, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, TPAN (Test Positive Awareness Network) and Vital Bridges (Heartland Health Alliance).
To commemorate this year’s program, Molson Coors hosted a wrap event at Sidetrack, where a check presentation was held for each of the recipient organizations.
“Support from the community is essential in furthering our mission to provide low-barrier, low-tono cost health care,” said Katie Metos, VP of External Relations at Howard Brown Health. “We are immensely grateful for Molson Coors and its Tap Into Change program for helping us to continue expanding our impact on LGBTQ+ communities in need.”
Molson Coors’ Tap Into Change program is just one of the many efforts the company has taken to support the LGBTQ+ community. Most recently, Molson Coors was one of 173 companies who signed on to a letter in support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify marriage equality into law. Additionally, Miller Lite donated $200,000 to the Equality Federation, and Vizzy introduced a three-year partnership and $1 million donation to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. Molson Coors also earned a 100 rating on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for its 19th year. In the past, Molson Coors has also been awarded HRC’s Corporate Equality Award and recognized as one of HRC’s “Best Places to Work.”
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Molson Coors, Through Its Tap Into Change Program, Donates $50,000 to Chicago LGBTQ+ Organizations