onePULSE Foundation receives gift from AlixPartners
More than 400 employees of the global advisory firm visit Pulse as part of company’s commitment to helping build a permanent memorial
Orlando, Fl. – onePulse Foundation today announced that it will receive a donation from AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, to remember and honor the 49 lives that were taken as well as the 68 who were injured at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016 during the worst mass shooting in recent US history.
“We are so grateful to receive such a generous contribution from AlixPartners,” said Barbara Poma, Pulse owner and Executive Director of the onePULSE Foundation. “This donation will stand as a symbol of national unity against hate, and it will aid in our mission to create a lasting memorial for the victims and LGBTQ community,” she added.
More than 400 employees of AlixPartners will attend a private meeting at Pulse nightclub on Thursday, June 22, where the firm will present its donation to the Foundation to help fund a permanent memorial for victims, survivors, families, and friends ensuring they will never be forgotten.
“We are very proud to be associated with this important foundation, and hope our donation will help make a positive contribution to the LBGTQ community here in Orlando,” said Simon Freakley, Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners.
About onePULSE Foundation
The onePULSE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) incorporated by the owners of Pulse Nightclub. The onePULSE Foundation was established to create a sanctuary of hope around this tragic day in American history – Sunday, June 12, 2016 – to honor the 49 lives that were taken, the 68 injured victims, the affected survivors and the first responders and healthcare professionals who cared for the victims. This fund is intended to support construction and maintenance of the memorial, community grants to care for the survivors and victims’ families, endowed scholarships for each of the 49 angels, and ultimately a museum showcasing historic artifacts and stories from the event. All donations will be used for the construction and operation of the official memorial and museum, community grants and educational scholarships. This is a defining mission and healing initiative that we hope inspires supporters who share our vision and understand the sacred responsibility to which we have been entrusted.
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