Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie raised over $134,000 for the Highest Hopes Foundation during his Nov. 15, 24-hour charity Twitch stream in partnership with State Farm. Surpassing their original $100,000 goal, the stream featured appearances and giveaways from guests including Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun and DJ and producer Dillion Francis. Fans also received surprises like the premiere of an original metal song from Urie, as well as giveaways from Panic! At The Disco and friends at Oculus, HyperX, Beat Saber, Call Of Duty, The Game Awards and more.
The Highest Hopes Foundation helps lead, develop and advocate support for human rights. Brendon Urie and Panic! At The Disco have joined the fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. They started the Highest Hopes Foundation to share strength, courage and motivation to all people and communities who are subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Earlier this year, Brendon Urie received the Inspiration Award at the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards, in honor of his ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools.