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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

10th Annual Blue Ridge Pride Festival

Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ Asheville’s Pack Square Park

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Why sponsor the Blue Ridge Pride Festival?

Supporting the Festival visibly demonstrates your commitment to an important community.

  • There are an estimated 34,000 LGBTQ adults in western North Carolina.  The Asheville area alone has 83% more LGBTQ-identified people than the average American city or town (U.S. Census). These individuals are part of the nearly $1 trillion dollar LGBTQ market in the U.S.
  • Since 2009, the Blue Ridge Pride Festival has continued to grow and attract attendees from across the Southeast, typically 10,000 to 15,000 attendees.
  • LGBTQ populations are loyal to businesses that support them. 55% of LGBT consumers will choose to do business with companies that are committed to the diversity/equal treatment of the LGBT community. 70% of LGBT adults said they would pay a premium for a product from a company that supports the LGBT community. 78% of LGBT adults and their friends, family and relatives would switch to brands that are known to be LGBT- friendly.

Sponsorship supports our program expansion into community support and advocacy.

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Our Mission

To promote equality, safety, and quality of life for western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities, working as a united community through advocacy, celebration, education and service.

Our Vision

An inclusive community, where people are embraced for who they are and feel welcomed to engage and contribute.

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Sponsor Contacts

  • Sponsor Mailbox eMail
  • Tina Madison White (Executive Director) eMail 917-822-9085
  • Michael-David Carpenter (Board President) eMail
  • Richard Morgan Swilling (Festival Director) eMail