One Iowa

One Iowa Virtual Gala 2021

Join us as we celebrate 12 years of marriage equality at the 12th annual One Iowa Virtual Gala on Thursday, August 5th! We are excited to lift spirits and come together for our biggest fundraiser of the year! So far in 2021, we successfully killed 15 anti-LGBTQ bills in the Iowa Statehouse, trained over 200+ Iowans, and continue to grow a network of allies, advocates, and community members who help fuel our mission to advance, empower and improve the lives of LGBTQ+ Iowans. At the Gala, we’ll celebrate these accomplishments, honor those who have helped lead the way and look ahead to how we will continue the fight to achieve true intersectional equality for LGBTQ Iowans. 

Buy Tickets

You can buy tickets and sponsorships to the One Iowa Virtual Gala on Bidpal.

Host a Watch Party

While we aren’t able to celebrate in person this year – we encourage you to host a watch party to bring that much-loved sense of community and celebration to the event! Donations raised at the Gala and at watch parties help power our work fighting for LGBTQ Iowans throughout the year.

All watch parties registered by July 22nd will get party favors in the mail! Just select the “Watch Party” ticket option when registering on Bidpal and fill out your upfront fundraising donation. All party favors will be sent to the ticket purchaser. 

Advocate Watch Party: $25 – $1,500 Upfront Fundraiser Donation

No matter how much money is donated through your party – you’re making an impact in the lives of LGBTQ Iowans. As a token of our appreciation, we’ll send a mailer with One Iowa and LGBTQ goodies to kickstart your party.

Champion Watch Party: $1,500+ Upfront Fundraiser Donation

Start your watch party off strong with an upfront donation of $1,500. We’ll send you a limited edition Gala party box filled with One Iowa and LGBTQ goodies to kickstart your party. 

Click here to register your watch party.

Raffle

Help us raise money to support our work fighting for LGBTQ+ Iowans by entering our One Iowa Gala raffle! Tickets are 1 for $20 or 6 for $100, and the winner will be picked at the One Iowa Virtual Gala on Thursday, August 5th. You can enter the raffle on our website here.

Monthly Events

Each month leading up to the One Iowa Gala on Thursday, August 5th, we will be hosting events to raise money for the Gala! You can find the events schedule below and on the events page of our website. The events are free but a $20 donation is encouraged and will automatically enter you into the raffle.
May Gala Event 
Thursday, May 6th,
6 pm – 7 pm
One Iowa executive director, Courtney Reyes,  is a certified yoga instructor and will lead a virtual restorative slow flow yoga class. Donate $20 at this event and automatically get entered into our raffle. 

June Gala Event 
Friday, June 25th 12 – 1 p.m.
Donate $20 at this event and automatically get entered into our raffle. 

July Gala Event 
Gala Kickoff Event at Art Terrarium
July 22nd 5-7 p.m.
Photographer Jenni Chung will be taking polaroids and professional photos of folks in a disco ball and plant-filled event space at Art Terrarium to help raise money for the One Iowa Gala! We’ll have silent auction items to browse, a limited edition plant to take home, and a space to get together and celebrate before that will be two weeks away!
Donate $20 at this event and automatically get entered into our raffle. 

August Gala 
Thursday, August 5th
One Iowa Virtual Gala
7 pm – 8 pm