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Pride releases 2007 finances

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CHARLOTTE — The 2007 Pride Charlotte festival was an overwhelming success. Based on estimates from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Pride organizers, 8,000 people filled Gateway Village for a day of musical entertainment, guest speakers, arts and crafts, merchandise and food vendors, visibility and empowerment.

The phenomenal turnout topped 2006’s then-record crowd by 2,000 and beat the Task Force’s goal by 500.

The organization has committed itself to openness and transparency. They’ve released their 2007 financial report to Q-Notes.

Task Force Contributions $02,585.85
Sponsorships $49,689.00
Contributions $00 100.00
Fundraising $ 1,943.40
Vendor Fees $21,014.00
Ad Sales $ 2,860.00
Total Receipts $78,192.25
Entertainment $ 6,640.37
Logistics $24,260.28
Printing $ 8,998.00
Vendor Fair $16,597.12
Other $06,045.60
Total Expenditures $62,541.37
Net Proceeds $15,650.88
2007 Seed
Money $ 4,965.00
Net Gain $20,615.88
House of Mercy $ 1,000.00
Lesbian and
Gay Community
Center $ 9,615.88
Total Contributions $10,615.88
Balance on hand
for Pride 2008 $10,000.00

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