Sponsorship

In 2012, the move to Main Street for our Pride Festival heralded a new era of growth and exposure for the LGBT Community in South Carolina. This change led to a giant leap in attendance, from 8000 the previous year to more than 15,000.

Since, SC Pride has only grown in great numbers, surpassing expectations each year. In 2017, we had more than 75,000 attendees at our parade and festival. We remain the longest running Pride event in South Carolina (now in our 29th year) and one of the largest festivals in Columbia, our state’s capital.

SC Pride provides rich marketing and branding opportunities for businesses. Sponsor levels begin at $500 and benefits vary based on the level of contribution. Sponsorship dollars go directly into the general operating budget for the South Carolina Pride Movement. Your organization can help us reach greater heights while exposing you to a very strong demographic of supporters who truly rally around those who support them. Visibility among LGBT in our state can only help strengthen your outreach.

2018 awaits us and we are looking forward to greater expansion for the organization, but also branching out with new developments within the organization to further the education and advocacy for the community.

We are seeking corporate sponsors to help advance not only our reach, but yours as well. Including LGBT diversity in your community outreach is invaluable to your organization, as studies and polls show support of LGBT individuals and rights is on the rise in America.

SC Pride Movement is a varied organization. As we have since its inception, we support the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center, which offers a variety of resources including meeting spaces for LGBT-supportive groups like Youth OUTLoud, YEAH! and more. We also give to many statewide LGBT organizations in the way of sponsorship, donations and support. And of course, we’ll still have our fabulous parties and fund-raisers throughout the year, designed to be open to everyone, no matter their creed, orientation or religion! But the strength of our organization comes from strong ties to the community and its organizations.

We invite you to become a part of the SC Pride 2018, and help show South Carolina just what it means to have Pride in our State!

 

Sponsorship Levels

Festival Sponsor – $20,000 or $25,000 in-kind

  • Priority Recognition as Festival Presenting Sponsor with Logo on Main Stage in front of more than 50,000 attendees
  • Priority Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Priority Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters
  • Priority Logo Placement on SC Pride Mail Marketing
  • Priority Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • 2 Seats on the Pride Action Board**
  • Sponsor Billing on Press Releases
  • Free SC Pride Parade Float Rental
  • Prime Location in SC Pride Parade
  • Banner Space in Festival
  • 4 Free Vendor Spaces in Festival, including Electricity
  • 4 Pride Passes good for no-cover access to all Pride Events
  • 10 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Parade Sponsor – $10,000 or $15,000 in-kind

  • Recognition as Parade Sponsor
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Mail Marketing
  • Priority Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • 1 Seat on the Pride Action Board**
  • Sponsor Billing on Press Releases
  • Free SC Pride Parade Float Rental
  • Banner Space in Festival
  • 3 Free Vendor Spaces in Festival, including Electricity
  • 3 Pride Passes good for no-cover access to all Pride Events
  • 8 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Platinum – $7,000 or $10,000 in-kind

  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Mail Marketing
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • 1 Seat on the Pride Action Board**
  • Free SC Pride Parade Float Rental
  • Banner Space in Festival
  • 2 Free Vendor Spaces in Festival
  • 2 Pride Passes good for no-cover access to all Pride Events
  • 6 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Gold – $5,000 or $7,500 in-kind

  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Mail Marketing
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • Half-off SC Pride Parade Float Rental
  • Banner Space in Festival
  • 1 Free Vendor Spaces in Festival
  • 1 Pride Pass good for no-cover access to all Pride Events
  • 4 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Silver – $3,000 or $4500 in-kind

  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters as space permits
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • Half-off SC Pride Parade Float Rental
  • Banner Space in Festival
  • 1 Free Vendor Spaces in Festival
  • 2 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Bronze – $1,000 or $1500 in-kind

  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Website from time of sponsorship
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Guides/Posters as space permits
  • Logo Placement on SC Pride Parade Sponsor Banner
  • 1/2 Off Vendor Spaces in Festival
  • 1 Complimentary Ultra VIP Tickets good for day of Festival

Read Terms & Conditions Subject to change until agreement is signed.

**Pride Action Board member(s) subject to approval by Board of Directors.