A Marketing Investment

Center events offer visibility and brand recognition within the LGBT and allied community while investing in Center programming.

The Center’s corporate partnerships adapt and flex, based on the exposure each business is seeking. Whether a company prefers speaking engagements, tabling opportunities or logo placement, the Center help you exceed the needs of your marketing objectives.

Major events on the Center’s calendar include:

The Center’s largest community engagement event, Sacramento Pride blankets Capitol Mall with nearly 12,000 attendees, nearly 100 vendors, a parade and a three stages offering chart-topping entertainment.

Pride presents a prime opportunity to showcase your LGBT-friendly message and demonstrate your commitment and interest to equality, diversity and community in a cost-effective, impactful manner. Research proves LGBT people are brand loyal and highly motivated to buy and support organizations that support them.

Some other Pride facts:

  • Pride is the #1 attended LGBT event in Northern California
  • Pride was the first event of its kind hosted on the grounds of Capitol Mall
  • Pride is the most sponsor-supported event of its kind in the region

🔎 Learn more about Sacramento Pride
🔎 View last year’s Sacramento Pride sponsors

✉ E-mail Fred Palmer | ☏ (916) 329-9280

The red ribbon serves as a global symbol of HIV/AIDS and it manifests itself at the Red Dress Party through the wearing of red dresses by all guests regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation. This powerful expression of solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS raises awareness for HIV prevention and more broadly draws attention to the health disparities experienced by LGBT people.

The transformation of Badlands nightclub into an exclusive wonderland of pure fun always amazes as a sea red dresses sway to the beats of legendary DJs, vocal and drag performances, food and drink.

Now in its fourth year, Red Dress Party attracts nearly 500 patrons.

🔎 Learn more about Red Dress Party
🔎 View last year’s Red Dress Party sponsors
✉ E-mail Donald Bentz | ☏ (916) 442-0185, ext. 102

BaconToastersBacon, mimosas and drag performances provide an eclectic recipe for a memorable, unique brunch experience!

In its third year, Mama’s Making Bacon unites nearly 250 (and growing) Center supporters and provides a heaping helping of tales at the water cooler and colorful Facebook posts for weeks after the event.

🔎 Learn more about Mama’s Making Bacon Drag Brunch
🔎 View last year’s Mama’s Making Bacon Drag Brunch sponsors
✉ E-mail Julia Robinson | ☏ (916) 442-0185, ext. 104

Q-PromEditQ-Prom provides an authentic prom experience for LGBT and allied youth and generates memories that will last a lifetime for youth enduring bullying, harassment and ridicule daily at school.

In 2016 Q-Prom surpassed 600 attendees in a night of gowns, tuxes, boas, music, snacks and a show-stopping runway where youth could struct and be a star.

🔎 Learn more about Q-Prom
🔎 View last year’s Q-Prom sponsors

✉ E-mail Julia Robinson | ☏ (916) 442-0185, ext. 104

The Sacramento Pride Awards celebrate successes and recognize acts of leadership and everyday heroism that make a difference the LGBT community. Pride Award nominees’ compassion, innovation, generosity and community service help create a safer, more welcoming, collaborative, socially just, culturally rich and stigma-free community.

The evening reception includes the Pride Awards presentation, hosted appetizers, beer, wine and entertainment such as Supervisor Phil Serna’s band “UnSupervised.”

Last year’s event, in its second year, set a new bar for ambiance and attendance with 250 gathering at Warehouse Artist Lofts to honor the 40 finalists and 10 honorees.

🔎 Learn more about Sacramento Pride Awards
🔎 View last year’s Sacramento Pride Awards sponsors

✉ E-mail Julia Robinson | ☏ (916) 442-0185, ext. 104

A Program Investment

This customized approach for marketing opportunities extends to Center programs.

Corporate partners provide financial, technical and in-kind support to grow, expand and deepen the impact of Center programs. Sponsorship options include donating office supplies, snacks for drop-in programs, computers, trainings, workshops, toiletries, shower supplies, laundry detergent and building maintenance.

✉ E-mail Julia Robinson | ☏ (916) 442-0185, ext. 104

I think you’re doing a wonderful job of representing the LGBT community, and I’m delighted to have the Center as one of our community partners.
Hans Greenawalt, IKEA