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Hope in the Face of AIDS

March 26, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$175 - $15000


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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

We are celebrating the 10th annual Hope in the Face of AIDS gala on March 26th at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix in the Valley Overlook.

The proceeds from the Hope dinner Support Collaborative Programs between the United States & India and help us fulfill our mission to Prevent the global spread of HIV through education and volunteerism.

The Honorary Co-Chairs are Heidi Soeters, MPH & Eric Hamm MD and Flora Sinha MD & Sanjay Sinha MD. This year’s Co-Chair Team includes; Megan Allen, Scott Harnisch, Mary Ellen Page, Caia Taback and Peter Taylor.

The 2016 Honorees:

Hope in the Face of AIDS Award

Kit Kloeckl

Global Alliance Award

Dr Doug Cunningham

Child’s Life Award

Alice Kossack

Hope Hero

Natalie Casson

Sponsorship Levels

Tickets are $175 each and tables of 10 range from $1,750 to 15,000. Please reserve your ticket/table online at the top or bottom of this page

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
 2 – Full Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
Hotel Accommodations for Two – Event Night
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Presenting Sponsor

$9,500 Tax Deduction
One Front Row Table of 12
Company Logo Displayed at Event
 2 – Full Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
Program Recognition
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Hope Sponsor

$7,000 Tax Deduction
 2 – Full Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
One Front Row Table of 10
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Victory Sponsor

$4,500 Tax Deduction
 Full Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
Table of 10 – Preferred Seating
Logo or Name Displayed on Website
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Alliance Sponsor

$2,000 Tax Deduction
 Half Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
Table of 10
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Friend Sponsor

$1,250 Tax Deduction
 Quarter Page Full Color Ad on Rotating Evening Powerpoint
Table of 10
 Facebook Acknowledgement

Dinner Menu

1st Course

Family Style Hummus Platter

Trio of hummus (garlic, red pepper & cilantro) with plentiful vegetables (cucumber, carrot, celery,

zucchini, radish, red pepper, sweet pepper and pita bread and Lavosh chips.

2nd Course
Mango Sorbet Intermezzo

3rd Course

Sumac Rubbed Salmon

Sweet potato, purple cauliflower and Haricot Vert

Served with harissa sauce


*Vegetarian alternative– Ratatouille

Sautéed eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, tomatoes, garlic and

Mediterranean herbs – basil, thyme and oregano, wrapped in a puff pastry shell


4th Course

Coconut Panna Cotta

Mango glace, pistachio crunch


How much is a ticket for the Hope Dinner? Tickets $175 each and $125 is tax-deductible contribution. Tables of 10 start at $1,750.  All tickets may be purchased online at the top or bottom of this page. No tickets will be mailed just check in at the event registration table for your seat assignment.

What time does everything start? Guests may start arriving at 5:30pm to enjoy cocktails and purchase a Mystery Box

Where is the Sheraton Downtown? The Sheraton Downtown is located at 340 North 3rd Street in Phoenix.  Google Map Directions. This year’s event will be held on the third floor in the Valley Overlook.

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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March 26, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$175 - $15000
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Debbie Rubenstrunk
(480) 274-3561


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


Have questions? Drop us an email!


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