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Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, is pleased to announce that HMI’s Host Committee will hold the 21st anniversary of their annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 8th. The event is co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Dan Ennis and Rod Grozier.

Cocktails will be hosted at Amagansett Square from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM, with lite bites by Wölffer Kitchen, with an intimate dinner to follow nearby on Further Lane at the home of Joe Hall and Martin Dagata, with food and staffing provided by STK Steakhouse. Dinner will be served from 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

This event gives HMI supporters the opportunity to celebrate the organization’s recent accomplishments and to introduce new donors to the existing supporter base. All proceeds from this event help HMI to continue providing life-saving services to LGBTQ youth.

“School’s Out is an important fundraiser for HMI because it provides the financial security that will enable us to provide our vital services throughout the summer months – when young people are often lacking in critical support. Throughout June HMI will be asking the community to participate in a campaign about Pride. Beyond the march, events like School’s Out and programs like those HMI offers for young people, are part of our proud tradition as a community that stands together. ” says Thomas Krever, Chief Executive Officer of HMI.

“As proud supporters of HMI, it is our honor to open our home for HMI’s annual Hampton’s event for the first time,” Joe Hall and Martin Dagata say, “And it’s a privilege to be associated with such a powerful, supportive and community oriented event.”

HMI gives special thanks to its corporate sponsors: Nordstrom, Fossil, facebook, ONLY AGENCY, STK Steakhouse, Out The Advocate, Ketel One Vodka and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

Tickets are currently on sale at https://www.hmi.org/schoolsout and start at $400 for an individual ticket to the cocktail party and $1500 for the dinner. Supporters can join the #HMISchoolsOut conversation online by following Hetrick-Martin Institute on Facebook and @HetrickMartin on Twitter and Instagram or joining the #PrideIs June campaign.

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