For over 25 years, Hudson Pride Center has provided a special place for the LGBTQ+ community to be with one another, utilize resources, host events, and connect. The COVID-19 pandemic led Hudson Pride to go remote, but the organization has worked hard to make sure all of its members felt like they still had the Hudson Pride community in person. And in very exciting in-person event news, just this week, Hudson Pride Center announced its partnership with Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, who will be providing funds to assist the Hudson Pride Center to open a new Jersey City location in Journal Square.
According to a press release from the Hudson Pride Center, on April 13th, it entered into a partnership with Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC, an investment management company. Lord Abbett will be providing $700,000 in the next three years, assisting Hudson Pride Center’s Jersey City location in continuing to serve the LGBTQ+ community.
The New Partnership
Previously, the Hudson Pride Center had a location inside Christ Hospital in Jersey City Heights. With this new partnership, the location will be a permanent home in Journal Square. The staff of both Hudson Pride Center and Lord Abbett spoke in terms of this new partnership.
Elizabeth Schedl, the Executive Director of Hudson Pride Center, announced the opening of HPC’s new home in Journal Square.
“Our team at Hudson Pride is extremely excited to announce the opening of our brand-new center home in the Journal Square area of Jersey City and to one day all be together again safely. With the significant financial support from Lord Abbett, we can secure our center’s future while growing our services to meet the continuing needs of our LGBTQ+ community. This partnership is a momentous step for our center and for the years to come,” said Schedl.
Doug Sieg, Managing Partner at Lord Abbett said that his organization has a commitment to helping its clients and the community.
“We value all individuals as an organization that is committed to ensuring a sustainable future for our clients, our people, and our world. With this in mind, we’re proud to help fund the building of the new Hudson Pride Center, which aligns with the steps that earned us top marks in the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking survey, and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality,” Sieg stated.
Catherine Tantillo the Head of Community Relations at Lord Abbett spoke about the new HPC.
“The new Hudson Pride Center will provide the LGBTQ+ community with a safe haven, where they can receive assistance, support, and services. We hope our commitment will enable this important organization to flourish for years to come, and we look forward to building a long-term relationship,” said Tantillo.
Lord, Abbett & Co. and Hudson Pride Center will remain working together for the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community.
More About Hudson Pride Center
The Hudson Pride Center was formed nearly 30 years ago to provide for the safety of the LGBTQ+ community during the AIDS epidemic. It continues today as a voice for this community in New Jersey.
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