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Hope in the Face of AIDS

April 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$150.00 - $10000


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Who We Are

The global HIV/AIDS epidemic is one of catastrophic proportions – 25 million deaths around the world, 33.2 million people currently infected with the virus, and 15 million children orphaned. Every day, there are 14,000 new infections worldwide. This disease is decimating the world’s poor, and yet, for many Americans, the AIDS epidemic is just a grave plight on a distant continent. Several years ago, a group of globally engaged students committed to the fight against HIV/AIDS created an organization to limit the impact of the disease in one area of the world most heavily afflicted – India. The International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS (IAPA) provides community based HIV education services, HIV positive support and advocacy services, capacity building services for community based organizations, and health development programs in Chennai, India. By working together with local communities, we strive to provide hope – hope that new infections can be averted, hope that the lives of those already infected can be extended, hope that individuals already infected will not face stigma, and hope that one day HIV will no longer decimate families and communities. We are having our 8th annual fundraising event to be held April 19th at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. To curb the spread of HIV in India, a country with an estimated 2.4 million number of HIV positive Individuals. IAPA envisages to accomplish this through educational initiatives in schools and the community at large, encouraging testing and counseling services, public-private partnerships between Indian and US universities, and the creation of a sustainable, multinational and multicultural effort to fight the disease.

Event Information

The 2014 Hope in the Face of AIDS Gala Honorary Co-chairs, Mary Ellen Page and R. Scott Harnisch together with Co-chairs Eric Hamm & Heidi Soeters and Sanjay Sinha & Flora Shah, invite you to join us at the 9th Annual Hope in the Face of AIDS gala on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix.

This year’s Hope in the Face of AIDS Gala will feature a Pre-Conference starting at 3:30pm at the Sheraton in downtown Phoenix. For more information, please click here


Appetizer Course:

Individual trio of hummus with assorted vegetables and pita

Entrée Choice:

Non-Vegetarian: Tandoori Salmon with green beans in a red onion lime dill vinaigrette and Jasmine Rice


Vegetarian: Tandoori black bean fritters with green beans in a red onion lime dill vinaigrette and Jasmine Rice 


Cardamom cheese cake with macaroon crust, toasted coconut and pistachio

Sponsorship Levels

Title Sponsor

$14,500 Tax Deduction
Title Acknowledgement to precede the event name
Two Tables of 12 – Front Row Center Seating
Company Logo Displayed at event
Full Color Back Outside Cover Program Ad
Inclusion in all written and print material
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
Hotel Accommodations for Two – Event Night

Presenting Sponsor

$9,500 Tax Deduction
One Front Row Table of 12
Company Logo Displayed
Center Spread Black & White Program Ad
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
Program Recognition

Hope Sponsor

$7,000 Tax Deduction
Inside Front Cover Black & White Program Ad
One Front Row Table of 10
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
Program Recognition

Victory Sponsor

$4,500 Tax Deduction
Full Page Program Ad
Program Recognition
Table of 10 – Preferred Seating
Logo or Name Displayed on Website

Alliance Sponsor

$2,000 Tax Deduction
Half Page Program Ad
Program Recognition
Table of 10

Friend Sponsor

$1,000 Tax Deduction
Quarter Page Program Ad
Program Recognition
Table of 10


How much is a ticket for the Hope Dinner? Tickets $150 each and $100 is a tax-deductible contribution. Tables of 10 start at $1,500.  All tickets may be purchased online. No tickets will be mailed just check in at the event registration table for your seat assignment.

Does the price of the ticket include attendance at the pre-conference? Yes, attendance at the pre-conference is included with the purchase of any ticket.

What time does everything start? The Pre-Conference starts at 3:30pm. Guests who will not be joining us for the Pre-Conference may start arriving at 5:30pm to enjoy cocktails, silent auction and an Indian Bazaar. Open remarks will be in the ballroom at 6:55pm. The evening will conclude at 9pm.

Where is the Sheraton Downtown? The Sheraton Downtown is located at 340 North 3rd Street in Phoenix.  Google Map Directions

Where do I park? The dinner has free Valet Parking. Just pull your vehicle into the main driveway and say you are here for the Hope Dinner with IAPA.

What is the attire for the Hope Dinner? Cocktail or traditional attire of India.

If you have any other questions please contact Debbie Rubenstrunk at 480.274.3561 or dlr33consulting@gmail.com.

Don’t want to buy online?

You can send your order information and payment to: IAPA 1955 West Baseline Road, Suite 113-624 Mesa, AZ 85202

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April 4, 2015
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$150.00 - $10000
Event Category:


Debbie Rubenstrunk
(480) 274-3561


Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 North, 3rd Street
Phoenix, 85004 United States
+ Google Map
(602) 262-2500


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