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November 12, 2013

Tyler Clementi Foundation will proudly honor Bruce Cohen,Dr. Paul Boskind, and Prudential Financial on November 18th

Ridgewood, N.J. –Co-Chairs Alan Cumming and David Mixner along with the Clementi Family will host the Tyler Clementi Foundation’s first annual Upstander Legacy Celebration on Monday, November 18th, 2013.

Taking place in the New York Times building’s Conference Center, overlooking Tyler’s home state of New Jersey, the event will honor Bruce Cohen, Oscar-winning producer of American Beauty, Milk, Silver Linings Playback and Big Fish on Broadway, Dr. Paul Boskind, renowned psychologist, activist, and Tony-winning producer of The Normal Heart, and financial services leader Prudential Financial for its continued support of the LGBT community in and out of the workplace.

“Over the past year we have made epic strides to connect the issues that impacted Tyler with relevant partnerships and programs, allowing us to continue a conversation
amongst families, educators, legislators and faith leaders for the benefit of all youth”
said Executive Director Steven Guy. “We are thrilled to take a moment to celebrate how far we have come, and to honor the leaders and partners who join the Foundation in its dedication to creating safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT youth, vulnerable youth and their allies.”

Joining co-chairs Alan Cumming and David Mixner, film and Broadway star Zachary Quinto and Broadway’s Tony-nominated Bobby Steggert of Ragtime and Big Fish fame will present the Upstander Legacy Award to Bruce Cohen. The evening will also feature a performance by the all-male string quartet Well-Strung. Proceeds from the
event will allow the Tyler Clementi Foundation to continue their vital work changing
hearts and minds at all levels of society., 2013

About the Tyler Clementi Foundation: The Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF)is a registered 501(c)3 founded in 2011. The foundation promotes safe, inclusive
and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches and the
digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth and their allies. Through educational
partnerships, research, public dialogue and awareness programs, TCF fosters empathetic,constructive discussions of respect and dignity for youth and families at all levels of society. To learn more about the Foundation’s work, please visit

About Prudential: Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader,
has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s
diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional
customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services,
including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and
investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood
for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more
information, please visit

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