BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenn-Air is teaming up with PFLAG National to host HOT! on Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG National is the largest organization of families, friends, and allies - united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) - to move equality forward.
The evening fundraiser, being held at the Jenn-Air showroom at 222 East 59th Street, will feature gourmet appetizers, refreshing summer cocktails, and a silent auction for exclusive experiences and luxury goods. The evening's special guest is Food Network star Anne Burrell, whose culinary expertise ranges from selecting executive chefs in "Chef Wanted" to leading a team of home cooks through culinary boot camp in "Worst Cooks in America." Burrell will be on hand to mingle and capture photos with guests, each of whom will receive a complimentary autographed copy of her latest cookbook, Own Your Kitchen: Recipes to Inspire & Empower.
Tickets for the event are priced at $100, with all proceeds benefitting PFLAG National. The silent auction is expected to raise additional funds for the organization.
"Jenn-Air is committed to working closely with our friends in the LGBT community to help secure equal rights for all individuals," notes Brian Maynard, Jenn-Air Director of Marketing and PFLAG National Business Advisory Board member. "We take pride in supporting this cause not only through special events, but in the many other ways we've contributed to our brand's parent company achieve recognition on issues of equality, such as receiving the 2013 Straight for Equality in the Workplace award from PFLAG National."
Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. Its selection of style options includes two distinct stainless steel collections and a cutting-edge Floating Glass finish in black or white. From downdraft cooktops, wall ovens and professional style ranges to dishwashers, refrigerators and such entertaining essentials as warming drawers, built-in ice machines and wine cellars, Jenn-Air brand offers a complete line of major kitchen appliances. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.
Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and allies united with people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states. This vast grassroots network is cultivated, resourced, and serviced by PFLAG National, located in Washington, D.C., the National Board of Directors, and 13 Regional Directors.