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Hope in the Face of AIDS

April 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$175 - $10000

Who's Attending

77 people are attending Hope in the Face of AIDS

  • Raymond Kemp
  • Brian Helander
  • Mary Ellen Page
  • John Post
  • Darwin Gunderson
  • Anne Wetmore
  • Mary Milione
  • Carmen Batista
  • Michelle Barker
  • Bert Jacobs
  • Neil Schneider
  • Harold Smith
  • John Sapero
  • Joseph Segal
  • Marcie Kennedy
  • Kenneth Wysocki
  • Jeffrey Roe
  • Mark Latka
  • Sharon Schiffhauer
  • Thanes Vanig
  • Derek Spires
  • Nicole Switzer
  • Christopher Tobey
  • Frank Isom
  • George Macdonald
  • John Phebus
  • Kassandra Miller
  • Lori Madrid
  • Dustin Marshall
  • Alan Andacht
  • Vincent Alagna
  • Anita Lang
  • Caia Vermeul-Taback
  • Nicole Thompson
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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 11th annual fundraising event to be held April 15th 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 11th annual Hope in the Face of AIDS gala on April 15th 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.

This year’s Co-Chair Team includes; Kit Kloeckl, Scott Harnisch, Mary Ellen Page, Caia Taback, Dustin Marshall, Jeff Roe and Thanes Vanig.

The 2016 Honorees:

Hope in the Face of AIDS Award

John Sapero

Global Alliance Award

Dr. Bertram Jacobs

Child’s Life Award

Heidi and Isaac Simon

Hope Hero

Ashley Siu

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

$9,500 Tax Deduction
Table of 12 – Front Row Seating
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

Presenting Sponsor

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

Hope 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



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

Want to help, but can’t attend the event?

Donate to Our Cause


April 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$175 - $10000
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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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