About Pride & Purpose

Join us Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Mint Museum Uptown
6:00pm  – 8:30pm

Pride and Purpose, presented by Bank of America, benefits PFLAG Charlotte’s mission to create a caring, just, and affirming community for for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.  We invite you to be a sponsor, donate a silent auction item, and join us for an evening of inspiration and celebration!

The evening’s short program features a special guest appearance by PFLAG National Executive Director Brian Bond. Entertainment includes performances by Charlotte Pride Band, spoken ward by Charlotte’s own Poet Laureate J Ward, live art by Shane Manier, and interactive experiences with emerging artists Storm Kimble and Alex Wrinkle.  Enjoy browsing and bidding at the silent auction and mixing and mingling as you reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Your ticket includes event admission, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar (beer and wine). We suggest dressy casual attire. Be you; be comfortable. We can’t wait to spend the evening with you. Ticket sales end April 7!

We kindly request all guests attending in-person indoor events hosted and/or produced by PFLAG Charlotte be fully vaccinated.

Help us reach our goal!

Goal: $100,000

You can still donate!

Be an Individual or Corporate Sponsor

Mail a Check

PFLAG Charlotte
PO Box 472532
Charlotte, NC 28247-2532

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors!




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Be a Pride & Purpose Sponsor

Contact Karen Graci for more information or visit our Pride & Purpose Sponsorship sign-up page.

Thank you to our Pride & Purpose Team!

Lisa Dudzik, co-chair
Kirsten Wrinkle, co-chair
Julie Allen
Antonia Betaudier

Dorie Charnin
Cindy Deutsch
Lisa Foil

Karen Graci
Janice Kane
Gretchen Kohlhepp

Asia Ruiz-Smith
Camila Saavedra

Anne Sutton