BuildOUT California mourns the passing of James C. Hormel



It is with great sadness that BuildOUT California acknowledges the passing of one of the greatest LGBTQ entrepreneurs, philanthropists, ground-breaking diplomats and personal friend to several of our Founders.

“Jim Hormel was the epitome of kindness, class and distinction,” said Paul Pendergast, President of BuildOUT California. “Several of us had the privilege of working with Jim for nearly 30 years and his passing will leave a void in the LGBTQ and business community” said David Perry, CEO of David Perry & Associates. “We have lost a pioneer, a giant, and a man of great wisdom.”