DES MOINES, Iowa, September 11, 2019 -- Capital City Pride (CCP), an Iowa LGBTQ+ non-profit dedicated to producing events and programming that educate and celebrate Iowa’s diverse community, is pleased to announce an in-kind contribution in the amount of $11,000 from partner, Project7 Design (P7) to support the year-round marketing planned for 2020.
Project7 Design joins Kum & Go as the second Platinum Sponsor of Capital City Pride for the 2020 Pride year.
“Our motto at Project7 is ‘do good things’—both for our clients and in our community,” said Katherine Hutchison, Co-Founder of Project7 Design. “Each year we take on a limited number of causes we’re passionate about to donate our time and talents toward. We”re honored to work with Capital City Pride this year to ensure that even more people know about their incredible efforts to foster a more inclusive community.”
“We are so grateful for this in-kind donation from Project7 Design,” said Dan Jansen, President of Capital City Pride. “Their creativity and support will amplify our efforts to educate Central Iowans about CCP, our events, and year-round advocacy programming that directly impacts our community.”
The CCP annual festival, Pride Fest, brought over 30,000 people to Des Moines’ East Village in June and earned the organization and Des Moines, national attention. The event was the most well attended Pride Fest Weekend in the organizations 41 years, featuring the biggest Pride Parade, and the first full Pride Week with over seven days of events leading up to the first three-day Pride Fest weekend. CCP staff and volunteers are planning to again break more attendance records in 2020.
Additionally, CCP plans to host a new trivia series starting in December that will continue throughout the year. Monster Ball, a CCP Halloween party is planned for October 19, 2019, at the Temple of Performing Arts, with all ticket proceeds donated towards programming. The free Speaker Series will continue starting January 2020 through June 2020. The third-ever Pride Gala will be held March 7, 2020, at the River Center Downtown and the theme is Vogue. CCP Book Clubs will continue to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ and allies to meet and discuss LGBTQ literature.