The Iowa Safe Schools Spirit Awards, introduced in 2009 and held annually in Des Moines, showcases the work of students, educators, individuals, organizations, and corporations who have made a significant impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Spirit Awards raises funds to support life-saving work that empowers LGBTQ youth across the state. We invite you to join us for a night of celebrating the incredible work being done across the state to support LGBTQ youth as they live their truth!
This award is given to a leader in Iowa who has advocated for policy change to create safer communities and schools for LGBTQ youth in the state. Past recipients have included: Dwolla, Inc. (’19).
This award is given to a leader or community member in Iowa who has shown outstanding allyship to LGBTQ youth, and is passionate about creating safer and more inclusive learning environments for all students. Past recipients have included: Congresswoman Cindy Axne (’19).
This award is given to an organization or corporation who has shown a commitment to promoting inclusion in the workplace or community through active involvement in the LGBTQ community. Past recipients have included: AFSCME Council 61 (’19).
REGISTRATION: Click here!
Champion Table Host (8 Seats): $10,000
Leader Table Host (8 Seats): $5,000
Advocate Table Host (8 Seats): $2,500
Ally Table Host (8 Seats): $1,000
General Table (8 Seats): $500
Champion Host (2 Seats): $2,500
Leader Host (2 Seats): $1,000
Advocate Host (2 Seats): $500
Ally Host: $250
General Admission: $75
All registrations are nonrefundable. Registrations can be transferred to a different name for those who cannot attend.