About us

Contact Info:

Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.
PO Box 3551
Hickory, NC 28603

admin@catawbavalleypride.org

  • Our purpose is to produce and promote pride events for the Catawba Valley/Unifour area of North Carolina.

  • Our intent is to create forums through which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual people can express their creativity, visibility, unity, and diversity with dignity.

  • Our aim is to nurture cultural and artistic expression throughout the community.

  • Our goal is to educate, commemorate, and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, uniqueness, and diversity in all the facets of our communities.

Our beginning:

Catawba Valley Pride, Inc. was formed the summer of 2010 by a large group of interested volunteers. The organization is on file with the NC Secretary of State and is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

IRS Letter of Determination

By-laws

The Board of Catawba Valley Pride is comprised of LGBTQ and Straight Allies striving to fulfill the mission and goals of Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.

Our Mission

To provide an annual opportunity to generate celebratory, cultural, artistic, and educational events which affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, two-spirited people, and supporters through activities which promote unity, inclusion, and awareness of sexual and gender diversity as well as to increase public awareness of the LGBT community so as to eliminate homophobia, transphobia, and discrimination.

Board Members

The Board of Catawba Valley Pride is comprised of LGBTQ and Straight Allies striving to fulfill the mission and goals of Catawba Valley Pride, Inc.

2022 BOARD MEMBERS

Leo Morton: President

Thom Hutchens: Vice President

Christina Kliesch: Treasurer

Faith Naff: Former President

 

2020/21 BOARD MEMBERS

Faith Naff: President

Thom Hutchens: Vice President

Kim Naff: Treasurer

Christina Kliesch: Secretary

2019 BOARD MEMBERS

Faith Naff: President

Thom Hutchens: Vice President

Kim Naff: Treasurer

Christina Kliesch: Secretary

2018 BOARD MEMBERS
Faith Naff: President
Thom Hutchens: Vice President
Kim Naff: Treasurer
Christina Kliesch: Secretary
Michael Bookout: Former President

2015 BOARD MEMBERS
Michael Bookout, President
Vacant, Treasurer
Brian Goldsmith, Secretary
Christina Kliesch
Deidre Price

2014 BOARD MEMBERS
Christy Austin, Interim-President
Ralph Doernberg, Treasurer
Brian Goldsmith, Secretary
Ed Farthing
Christina Kliesch

2013 BOARD MEMBERS
Christy Austin, Interim-President
Ralph Doernberg, Treasurer
Brian Goldsmith, Secretary
Ed Farthing
Christina Kliesch

2012 BOARD MEMBERS
Mike Mannarino, President
Tabitha Cogdell, Vice-President
Ralph Doernberg, Treasurer
Christina Kliesch, Secretary
Christy Austin, Past-President
Steven English (Jul-Dec)
Ed Farthing (Jul-Dec)
Jeff Reeves
Bekah Franklin (Jan-Jul)
Matthew Gowan (Jan-Jul)
Don Keller (Jan-Apr)
Leo Morton (Jan-Jul)

 

2011 BOARD MEMBERS
Christy Austin, President
Thom Hutchens, 1st Vice-President
Jeff Reeves, 2nd Vice-President
Don Keller, Treasurer
Marvin Bentley, Secretary
Tabitha Cogdell
Matthew Gowan
Cat Hunley

2010 FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS
Christy Austin, President
Thom Hutchens, 1st Vice-President
Jeff Reeves, 2nd Vice-President
Don Keller, Treasurer
Marvin Bentley, Secretary

If you are interested in volunteering, making a donation or becoming a sponsor, please contact any of our board members or leave a message/text at our phone number or send us an email.