Blue Ridge Pride

WHAT THEY DO: We seek to promote equality, safety and quality of life for Western North Carolina’s LGBTQ and allied communities. Our annual festival welcomes over 15,000 people and 200 exhibitors for a day of education, advocacy, fundraising, service and celebration. The rest of the year, we seek to serve the community through a variety of programs, events and projects.These include our Community Partner Fund, Oral History Project, Generation Plus Program and Virtual LGBTQ Center.

INCENTIVES

  • Donors of $20 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride sticker (first 25).
  • Donors of $40 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button (first 25).
  • Donors of $60 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride button and magnet (first 25).
  • Donors of $100 or more will receive a Blue Ridge Pride tote bag with sticker, button and magnet.

MATCHES

  • An anonymous donor will match the first $500 donated by the public.

DRAWINGS

  • All donors will be entered into a raffle for a dog or cat gift basket donated by Wag! A Unique Pet Boutique.
  • All donors of $100 or more more will additionally be entered into a giveaway drawing for a set of white sapphire stud earrings (a total of 2 carats), in a martini setting in 925 silver, donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
  • All donors of $250 or more will be entered into a giveaway for a set of blue sapphire earrings, with a white sapphire halo (a total of 4.25 carats), set in 925 silver, donated by Grace Dula of Helzberg Diamonds.
Blue Ridge Pride brings our community together in a way where everyone feels welcome. These events mean a lot to us and to our church. Fifty members participated last year, describing the experience as inspiring and life-changing. We can’t wait to participate again.
—Asheville residents, Joel Cohen and Barry Dingman
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