Foresters Financial is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 6th Annual Voice Awards, which will be presented at the JW Marriott Downtown in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
The Voice Awards is the single biggest fundraising event benefiting the GMCLA, the Alive Music Project (AMP) and the It Gets Better Tour. The Awards honors leaders who use their voice for social change and equality, to advance our world, refute silence, lend a voice to the oppressed, exhibit leadership and give hope to those living under the weight of silence. This year’s honorees include Gwen Baba (Community Leader Award), Logo TV (Visionary Award) and Stephen Schwartz (Vanguard Award).
This is the fifth year that Foresters Financial is sponsoring the Voice Awards. “We are pleased to support the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, GMCLA, whose mission is to change hearts and minds through the power of music,” said Bill Lipkus, President and CEO, Foresters Financial Holding Company, Inc.
“While Foresters Financial is dedicated to providing innovative financial solutions to help families and individuals reach their goals, we believe in enriching lives and building strong communities – that’s our purpose. It has defined us since 1874, and it helps us continually redefine what we can do for all families and their communities”; explained Mr. Lipkus. By collaborating with community leaders, Foresters Financial is committed to making a positive impact on society—investing time and money to make a difference, including neighborhood programs, charities, and scholarships.
For over 30 years, the GMCLA Chorus has built an international reputation for musical excellence while remaining deeply rooted in service to the Los Angeles community. The support of the Voice Awards by Foresters Financial will help the GMCLA fund its general operations and many of its important, groundbreaking programs.
These programs include the 250+ member GMCLA chorus; the Alive Music Project (a unique music education outreach program designed for middle and high school students that uses song to create powerful anti-bullying messages); the It Gets Better Program (a tour that targets underserved areas of the U.S. to address bullying); the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles and many other initiatives.