Jodie Foster Helps Kick-Start New Trevor Project Campaign

June 26th, 2007 // 10 Comments

Jodie Foster, along with Nathan Lane, Carson Kressley and Tim Gunn lended their support to the Trevor Project. The organization is the only round-the-clock suicide prevention help line for gays and questioning youth, with the largest donation in the program’s history, following the nonprofit organization’s newly announced plan to raise $1 million in multiyear gifts for two new call centers.

Foster’s donation honors Academy Award-winning producer Randy Stone, one of the organization’s founders, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. The two new call centers will both be called the Randy Stone Call Center.

“I feel so lucky to have had a best friend like Randy Stone, the funniest guy I’ve ever known,” said Foster in a press statement. “He was talented, passionate, supportive, and as big as life. He brought all his beautiful energy to the Trevor Project, which has done such meaningful work on behalf of gay and questioning youths.”

The Trevor Project has opened call centers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The new campaign, the centerpiece of a keynote address at the Trevor Project’s seventh annual New York City gala June 25, aims to open a New York center and fully fund and operate the Los Angeles center.

By Jessica Marx

  1. T-bone

    Bravo Ms. Foster and the rest! This service is needed. Perhaps you can start something like this in other heavily gay populated cities as well, such as Minneapolis.

  2. Zekers

    I’ve always had respect for how this woman navigates her stardom. She’s pretty awesome!

  3. green cardigan

    Good on you Ms Foster. This sounds like a wonderful project. Continued success.

  4. Persistent Cat


  5. adamblast

    “Lended” ain’t even close to being a real word, noway nohow.

  6. NuggetBrain

    …wait, Minneapolis has a large gay population? Where are they?

  7. T-bone

    I can see why you call yourself, NuggetBrain, NuggetBrain. As my mother used to say — look it up!

  8. Persistent Cat

    I bet NuggetBrain meant where are the gays in Minneapolis, not where is Minneapolis.

  9. T-bone

    Well, if he’s gay and can’t find gays in Minneapolis, he must be living under a moss covered rock.

  10. FreakyZ

    I love this woman. I want to marry her and be the female father to her children.

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