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About Augusta Pride

The Augusta Pride Committee is incorporated as Augusta Pride, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated volunteers. There are no paid staff. Our most recent federal tax returns (Form 990) are public information and may be viewed at

Contact Augusta Pride

Mail: PO Box 3281, Augusta, GA 30914-3281

Phone: (762) 233-5313

Fax: (888) 315-3503

Our Mission

The Primary Mission of Augusta Pride is to promote visibility and pride and to provide cultural unity and diversity education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Ally (LGBTQA) communities of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). A Secondary Mission is to initiate and support efforts to raise awareness of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in the LGBTQA community of the CSRA and to contribute to efforts to provide resources in support of those living with HIV.

Augusta Pride Committee 2019

*James MintzPresident
*Michael BarnardVice President & Festival Coordinator
*Stan CasselsTreasurer
*Jan RogersonSecretary
Lester BeelandPride Store Coordinator
Elizabeth BlackVendor Coordinator
Alan BradenParade Coordinator
*Takya BrowningPast President
*Matt DuncanLegal Counsel
Laura GalipoTransgender Outreach
Ray Howard Jr.Volunteer Coordinator
*Travis JenkinsPast President
*Richard JusticeEntertainment Coordinator
*Heather McCoyDevelopment Coordinator
Edgar MilesPhotographer
*Lonzo SmithPress Secretary & Past President
*David SteppVIP Coordinator
Tim WilsonInformation Technology Coordinator
Randy BarfieldMember at Large
Carla CoxMember at Large
John HutchensMember at Large
*Jimmy KeyMember at Large
John PowellMember at Large
Nick SaviMember at Large
*Tim SteedlyMember at Large
Levi TrustyMember at Large
Antonio WhiteMember at Large
*Committee Members marked with an asterisk serve on the Board of Directors.

2019 Sponsors

DIAMOND Sponsors

Augusta Convention & Visitor's Bureau
CSRA Leather Bears
Edge Media Network
Beasley Media/ HD 98.3
Metropolis Entertainment Complex
Project Impact ECHD
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OPAL Sponsors

Fifth Third Bank
Kimberly Clark
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East Bay Engineering
Wells Fargo
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RUBY Sponsors

Bill Beazley Homes
Georgia Military College
James Brown Arena
MCC of Our Redeemer
Sunglass Hut
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EMERALD Sponsors

Friends of Pride


David Stepp
Dennis Winkle


Jeff Pullium & Roy Lewis