Be Yourself, change the world

PRIDEFEST 2018

ATTENTION: The UP Center is excited to announce that our 9th  annual CU Pride and Parade will happen this year September 14-16. Downstate Illinois' LARGEST Pride Parade 🏳️‍🌈 is at 5PM!

Vendor and sponsorship spaces are available now! Help us create an amazing, inclusive celebration by being yourself to change the world!

Tentative Schedule:

Friday:

Queer Dance Party 9pm-2am featuring Cazwell

Saturday:

Festival and Vendor area 2pm-7pm

Talks and Panels at Big Grove 2-5pm

Parade through downtown Champaign 5pm

Official Evening Party 8pm-2am with Alaska 5000

Teen Event TBD

Sunday:

Drag Brunch Noon-5pm

Volunteer Appreciation 5-7pm

Pride After Party 5-10pm

Donate to PrideFest to increase our celebration, outreach, and visibility! 


 

While the UP Center hosts PrideFest, we also work year round to provide support and Social programming for LGBTQ youth, parents/guardians, self-identified women. Please consider donating both to PrideFest and the year-round functions such as LGTBQ high-school Prom, Interfaith LGBTQ events/panels, and social events sponsored by the UP Center.

Donate to the UP Center specifically here:

Recurring Monthly Sponsorship:
Name (for our sponsor list)

Or become a monthly donor to the UP Center here!

 

 


Credit card payments can be made here

Please list business in the memo line! Thank you for making Pride a truly community event!

PRIDEFEST SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

      Sponsor

SPONSORSHIP ($5,000)

Marketing Impressions Via

●      Business name identification placement on all collateral materials and signage

●      Sponsorship featured in all Pride Festival-related media promotion including releases, PSAs, print, & electronic media buys

●      Listing on The UP Center Web sites with link

●      Complimentary 10’ x 10’ Booth Space

●      Opportunity to provide & display 2 banners at Pride Festival site & provide product display and sampling

●      Right of first refusal for presenting sponsorship in 2015

      Supporter

SPONSORSHIP ($2,500)

Marketing Impressions Via

 

●      Business name identification placement on all collateral materials and signage

●      Sponsorship featured in 50% Pride Festival-related media promotion including releases, PSAs, print, & electronic media buys

●      Listing on The UP Center Web sites with link

●      Complimentary 10’ x 10’ Booth Space if needed 

   Benefactor

      SPONSORSHIP ($1,000)

      Marketing Impressions Via

●      Business name identification placement on all collateral materials and signage

●      Sponsorship featured in 25% Pride Festival-related media promotion including releases, PSAs, print, & electronic media buys

●      Listing on The UP Center Web sites with link

 

Patron

SPONSORSHIP ($500 and below)

Marketing Impressions Via

●      Sponsorship featured in 25% Pride Festival-related media promotion including releases, PSAs, print, & electronic media buys

●      Listing on The UP Center Web sites with link

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Support for one.
Support for all. 

The Uniting Pride (UP) Center of Champaign County is the only LGBTQ+ resource center in the greater east central Illinois region. We serve clients from Champaign County and the surrounding areas through support groups, community events, educational programming, guest speakers, referrals, and resources. We also host the annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Festival and Parade each September. Feel free to browse our website for more information on our programs, services, and events.

 

 
 
 
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Give.

Donations to the UP Center create opportunities for equality, change, and affirmation for the LGBTQ community. As a community-supported organization, we rely on sponsorships and gifts to achieve our vision.

 
 
 
 
 
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