News release from Miami Beach Gay Pride:
MIAMI BEACH, FL – November 13, 2012 – Miami Beach Gay Pride, Inc. has received a one-year $10,000 grant from The Miami Foundation’s GLBT Community Projects Fund for the fifth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival, announced Babak Movahedi, chairman of the Pride board of directors.
“Miami Beach Gay Pride is extremely grateful to The Miami Foundation for investing in our organization and our mission of bringing the entire community together through the Pride parade and festival,” said Movahedi. “This generous grant allows us to continue growing our event and helps us keep it free for the community to attend.”
With this grant, Pride will have the ability to fund media services related to social media marketing, purchase Internet advertising and rent office space at the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce until May 2013. This grant support is also integral to assuring that the Miami Beach Gay Pride parade and festival continues as an event that is free to the public, Movahedi added.
“This project is well aligned with the priorities of The Miami Foundation,” said President and CEO Javier Alberto Soto of The Miami Foundation. “The charitable resources that donors provide allow us to address emerging needs and invest in programs such as Miami Beach Gay Pride that have proven to be a successful event for the city and for the community.”
About Miami Beach Gay Pride
Coming into its fifth year, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown into the largest, single-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach. The hugely successful event in 2012 attracted more than 60,000 people from all walks of life, all parts of the country, all age groups and all orientations. The mission of Miami Beach Gay Pride is to bring together members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community, their friends, allies and supporters in celebration of the unique spirit and culture of the LGBTQ community by producing free, safe, quality mass-appeal events that are open to all, including the Parade, Festival and allied Miami Beach Pride sanctioned events. For more information on the fifth annual Miami Beach Gay Pride, April 8 - 14, 2013, visit www.miamibeachgaypride.com
About The Miami Foundation
Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fund holders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, and more. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded in the foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the foundation is steward to nearly $160 million in charitable assets. More information can be found at www.miamifoundation.org