GMHC to Honor President Bill Clinton at 2017 Spring Gala
On Thursday, March 23, GMHC will honor President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation, and 42nd President of the United States, at their 35th Anniversary Spring Gala. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Highline Stages, 440 West 15th Street in New York City. Distinguished honorees also include Jes Staley, Chief Executive Officer of Barclays, and Peter Staley, HIV/AIDS and LGBT Rights Activist. Proceeds will benefit GMHC's services for thousands of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) history can be traced to the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, 35 years ago. This milestone anniversary is a tribute to GMHC's legacy as the world's first AIDS service organization and the beginning of the agency's next chapter of providing comprehensive life-saving services.
The gala will incorporate a cocktail reception, luxury auction, and dinner program featuring a presentation of the prestigious Larry Kramer Activism Award, Corporate Partner Award, and the Judith Peabody Humanitarian Award.
"It is a privilege to honor President Bill Clinton at GMHC's 35th Anniversary Spring Gala. The Clinton Foundation has been battling the epidemic since 2002, saving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide," said GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. "During this tumultuous time, it is more important than ever to honor those who are fighting and advocating for affordable, accessible healthcare, equal rights for all, and an end to the epidemic."
Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to nearly 10,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal level with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic.
The annual gala is attended by influential leaders and activists dedicated to supporting GMHC's programs, and the vulnerable population they serve.
For more information about the 35th Anniversary Gala and to purchase tickets, visit www.gmhcgala.org.