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Posted: Monday, 30 June 2014 12:50PM

Whirlpool PRIDE Raises Over $40,000 For OutCenter With Weekend Fundraiser



The OutCenter is set to receive over $40,000 from a weekend fundraiser in Chicago. Whirlpool PRIDE raised more than 20-grand at an event at the World of Whirlpool, and the money was matched with another $20,000. OutCenter board chairman Brian Savage says the money raised quadrupled last year's PRIDE event.

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Chris Rice heads up Whirlpool PRIDE at the world's largest appliance maker and also lives near the OutCenter in the Arts District.

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Whirlpool has been recognized as a leader for gay rights in the workplace internationally and is among the companies in Michigan pushing to expand the state's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people.

   

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