Amit Paley Awards & Honors

Fortune 40 Under 40: Amit Paley is recognized for his leadership expanding the life-saving services of The Trevor Project. As one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40, Paley is lauded for his use of innovation, technology, and research to prevent suicide in LGBTQ youth.

Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Amit Paley was named the Nonprofit Professional of the Year. His tireless efforts led to the increased capacity of the Trevor Project to end suicide in the LGBTQ youth community. Paley’s bold and innovative initiatives guided the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding services to at-risk youth during those challenging years.

Crain’s 40 Under 40: Amit Paley’s unwavering dedication to LGBTQ youth was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40 list. His focus on technology and research enabled The Trevor Project to serve dramatically more youth, despite the challenges of the pandemic years.

World Economic Forum Young Global Leader: The World Economic Forum named Amit Paley as one of its Young Global Leaders, recognizing him as someone who drives innovation for positive change across civil society. The YGL class is made up of 112 leaders selected from thousands of publicly nominated candidates.

NBC Pride 50: NBC acknowledged Amit Paley’s pioneering work to increase the ability of The Trevor Project to help LGBTQ youth in crisis. He was named one of the Pride 50, a list of contemporary change makers, innovators, and rising stars within the LGBTQ community.

Logo 30: Amit Paley was spotlighted as one of the Logo30, a list which credits individuals who show pride in unique and provocative ways. This interview details Paley’s efforts to expand the Trevor Project’s digital and chat crisis services in order to serve and support an increased number of LGBTQ youth.

Politics NY LGBTQ+ Power Player: As one of Politics NY’s LGBTQ Power Players, Amit Paley discusses what people and businesses can do to support the LGBTQ community. Amit’s experience as a business leader provided unique insights into the role the for-profit sector can play in building inclusive environments.

Out Magazine Out100: Amit Paley was honored with the distinction of being one of Out Magazine’s Out100, a prestigious compilation of the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ people.