Chauvet Professional Makes Initial Donation of $25,000 to Behind the Scenes – ReSet Fund Challenges Industry to the Next $25,000
November 6, 2020
CHAUVET Professional has presented a check to Behind the Scenes for $25,000 from its recently launched ReSet Fund to be used to support entertainment technology members and their immediate dependent family who are seriously ill or injured, and to fund emotional wellness resources and training.
Chauvet announced last week that it will be donating up to $50,000 in funds to help live event industry members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following this initial $25,000 donation, Chauvet will match donations up to an additional $25,000 from participants who buy special fundraising “ReSet” jackets, caps, truss gloves, and other merchandise at www.chauvetprofessional.com/resetfund through November 30th.
Behind the Scenes Executive Director, Lori Rubinstein, commented, “Chauvet Professional’s generous donation comes at a particularly important time for the charity and those we help. ReSet is aiding us in continuing to develop programs under our Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative that will assist industry members in maintaining their emotional and mental wellness through the pandemic and as they return to work. The Steering Committee for the mental health initiative has some wonderful ideas on how the funds can be used to have a direct and lasting impact on our industry.”
Chauvet CEO, Albert Chauvet, said upon presenting the check, “Our goal is to get these funds into programs that provide hope and support as our industry prepares for the good to come. We’ve watched with admiration, respect and empathy as members from every segment of our industry have struggled bravely during this difficult period and this is our way of showing them our support now and as we bring back live events together.”
About Behind the Scenes
The Behind the Scenes charity provides entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses. The BTS Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative provides tools and resources to support entertainment industry workers and promote mental health and psychological safety. For more information about Behind the Scenes visit www.behindthescenescharity.org.
About CHAUVET Professional
CHAUVET Professional offers innovative professional lighting fixtures for the production and touring market as well as permanent installation in theaters, hospitality venues, cruise ships, clubs, television and architainment applications. For more information, please visit www.chauvetprofessional.com.
CONTACT: Lori Rubinstein, 212.244.1421