Monday, September 1, 2008

YouthAIDS "The Power of Music!" 2008 Gala

YouthAIDS "The Power of Music!" 2008 Gala - October 3rd, 2008

Every year the YouthAIDS Gala produces an over the top, first-class, exclusive, A-List celebrity event. They should, for a ticket price that starts at $2,500. Kate Roberts, the Founder of YouthAIDS, and her team continuously raise their own bar and make an evening that is not only entertaining and enjoyable for their guests, but also one to never forget.

This year shall be no different (and you thought they couldn’t top Bono presenting an award to Speaker Nancy Pelosi?). YouthAIDS Global Ambassador, actor/activist/cause leader/natural beauty, Ashley Judd (pictured left from YouthAIDS website) will again Host the event at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner on Friday October 3rd.

The globally focused non-profit will honor: Annie Lennox, Sir Bob Geldof, and Judy McGrath and special guests Anna Kournikova and Miss Universe will also be in attendance.

Last year YouthAIDS raised over $1.5 million and this year they hope to surpass that number and introduce more people to the good work they do throughout the world:

YouthAIDS, an education and prevention program of PSI, uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sports to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and reach 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving messages, products, services and care.
Sponsorships are still available as of now, but have a deadline of September 12th to get in the printed program. Please see below some of the folks who have signed on to support YouthAIDS (thank you to each).

We hope to see you at the Ritz on October 23rd.

Presenting Sponsors
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
Salamander Hospitality, LLC
Viacom and MTV Networks

Gold Sponsors
Booz Allen Hamilton
Capitol File Magazine
Tibotec of Johnson & Johnson

Silver Sponsors
American Beauty/The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Carl M. Freeman Foundation
Bonnie & Kenneth Feld Gingery Development Group
Kiehl’s Since 1851
James V. Kimsey
Ted & Lynn Leonsis
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Qorvis Communications, LLC
Vicki Sant Verizon Wireless
Jim & Christine Weinberg

Bronze Sponsors
ALDO Shoes, Inc.
Recording Industry Association of America

AT&T Services, Inc.
Bill Beyer
Kathy Bushkin
Calvin Entertainment
Software Association S
abreena Geddie
Dan Glickman / Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Gail & John Harmon
David Israelite
Adriaan Jacobovits de Szeged
Frank & Dale Loy
Jacqueline Badger
Mars Bob Okun,
NBC Universal
Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D.
BMG Under Armour