Apple CEO, Jazz owner, and Imagine Dragons star partner in donation to Encircle Youth

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PROVO, Utah — Apple CEO Tim Cook, Jazz owner Ryan Smith, and Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds announced a partnership donation of $4 million to Encircle, an organization that provides programs and mental health services for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

“Encircle has developed a model that embodies everything that I believe in. It’s love, it’s home, it’s unity, it’s safety. And, you know, it’s truly innovative,” Smith told Good Morning America.

Together, the three announced their $4 million donation to seed Encircle’s “$8 Million, 8 Houses’’ capital campaign to expand resources and homes from its roots in Utah and to locations in Idaho, Nevada and Arizona.

The founder of the Utah non-profit, Stephanie Larson, offered more details.

“We plan to build four more [homes] in Utah, as well as two in Arizona, two in Idaho, and then one will be in Dan Reynold’s childhood home in Las Vegas,” Larson said.

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