Together we reached our fundraising goal for this year’s Equality Walk Weekend! Because of supporters like you, we raised over $100,000 to support LGBTQ equality in New Jersey.
Every dollar raised will go towards our work to pass transformative laws that protect New Jersey’s LGBTQ community in addition to supporting our community programs for schools, healthcare, and older adults.
This year we were in four cities: Trenton, Atlantic City, Asbury Park, and Montclair. And over one thousand New Jerseyans came out from all over the state. We're so grateful to all of you who walked, donated, volunteered, and lent your support. It’s because of devoted members like you that Garden State Equality is still thriving fifteen years after our founding.
Asbury Park Equality Walk
Montclair Equality Walk
Atlantic City Equality Walk
Trenton Equality Walk
Behind the scenes, our Walk Director Michael Spadoro worked tirelessly to pull everything together, and our Walk Organizer Kris Berrios helped build up the grassroots support. Thank you both for making this year’s Equality Walk Weekend a success.
I’d also like to acknowledge this year’s top individual fundraisers: Patrick McCluskey, Thomas Prol, John Juska, Steve McIntyre, and Elvin Montero.
Additionally, thank you to this year’s top teams: Team Blue LGBTQ Law Enforcement Liaisons, NJ LGBT Democrats, Rutherford Pride Alliance, Johnny’s Angels, and Team Steve & Keith.
We also owe a great deal of thanks to pro-equality companies who sponsored this year’s Equality Walk Weekend, including Silver Sponsor ($10,000+) Commvault and Bronze Sponsors ($5,000+) 1906, Asbury Park Brewery, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Casino Redevelopment Authority, Enterprise, Lyft, New Jersey Natural Gas, Nissan, RentAsburyPark.com, Sackman Realty, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and VNACJ’s LGBTQ Center for Health & Wellness.
From everyone at Garden State Equality, thank you again for making this year’s Equality Walk Weekend our biggest and best yet.
Garden State Equality