MillerCoors donates $72,000 to promote equality for the LGBTQ community

Posted at 3:28 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 16:28:37-04

The Milwaukee brewing company MillerCoors announced Tuesday it raised $72,000 for the LGBTQ community through its Tap Into Change program. 

In a news release, the brewing company said the program works directly with local bars and restaurants to promote equality and raise money for nonprofits supporting the LGBTQ community in select cities nationwide. 

“We are thrilled with the results of this year’s Tap Into Change program,” said Karina Diehl, MillerCoors director of community affairs in the news release. “As a company that celebrates Pride all year long, we’ll continue to extend our support to the LGBTQ community through long-standing partnerships, like HRC, and our employee resource group: LAGER (LGBTQ and Allies Group Employee Resources).” MillerCoors has a proven track record of supporting the causes most crucial to the LGBTQ community and we remain committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the company and across the communities we serve.”

Over six years, MillerCoors said it’s donated $175,000 to local groups. It also said it was the first company in the alcohol industry to provide benefits to domestic partnerships.

“Complementing their inclusive policies, MillerCoors has been a visible force within the LGBTQ community for many years and has showcased this support loud and proud,” said Jason Bricker, Director of Corporate Relations, Human Rights Campaign in the release. “MillerCoors has supported the Human Rights Campaign since 1995 through various event sponsorships within the organization both locally and nationally. This level of support and commitment allows our organization to thrive and continue to do the work we do for the LGBTQ community.”

MillerCoors also said in the release it partners with the HRC, Matthew Shepard Foundation, and other nationwide LGBTQ organizations that work to advance equality for the LGBTQ community.