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DES MOINES, Iowa (December 14, 2021) – MidAmerican Energy, along with Des Moines metro-based affiliate companies BHE Renewables and Iowa Realty, are pleased to support Capital City Pride’s year-round programming and 2022 Pride Fest with a joint $25,000 donation.
“Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to our industry,” Kelcey Brown, president and CEO of MidAmerican Energy, said. “Within our company, we demonstrate our commitment to the LGBTQ community through Pride Connection, which is our employee resource group for LGBTQ employees and allies. Our company headquarters is here, so it’s important for us to support our community by donating to Capital City Pride. By celebrating inclusion – both within our company and out in our community – we’re advancing our vision to be the best energy company in serving our customers, while delivering sustainable energy solutions.”
Capital City Pride is an Iowa LGBTQ+ non-profit dedicated to producing events and programming that educate and celebrate Iowa’s diverse community. Since 1978, Capital City Pride has brought together the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community along with their friends, allies and supporters. Capital City Pride does this by producing events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate the diverse community and culture with and for the greater Des Moines metro area.
“We are grateful to MidAmerican Energy, BHE Renewables and Iowa Realty for their leadership in this monumental donation to Capital City Pride and the impact it will have on the 2022 Pride Fest,” Jen Carruthers, president, Capital City Pride, said. “We look forward to partnering with these companies to help break down barriers and unite our communities in support of our LGBTQ+ friends and allies. This donation will allow us to continue our year-round efforts to inspire and celebrate the diverse communities where we live and work.”
About MidAmerican Energy
MidAmerican Energy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, serves 795,000 electric customers in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota, and 774,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available at and company social media channels.
About BHE Renewables
BHE Renewables is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. BHE Renewables owns solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric projects that produce energy for both the wholesale market and for customers under long-term power agreements.
About Iowa Realty
Iowa Realty has been the largest real estate brokerage operation in Iowa since 1952. They have moved more happy families into new homes than any other company in the state. With more than 650 listed agents and close to 4,000 listed homes in Iowa, they offer Iowa the largest selection of properties. Their mission is to move you. They believe in building relationships and exceeding expectations – one client, one property, one community at a time. To learn more about Iowa Realty, visit