Attendees this year will be honoring the gala’s 20th anniversary at the historic Magnolia Hotel, 1615 Howard St.
This gala event has helped raise more than $3,000,000 to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families across Nebraska, southwest Iowa and eastern Wyoming. Nearly 1,000 people living with the diagnosis receive help from Nebraska AIDS Project every year. The organization also provides confidential testing of sexually transmitted diseases in response to an alarming rate of infection in our community.
As part of this year’s gala, there will also be a silent auction, featuring works by notable and emerging Omaha artists. About two dozen works will be up for auction from such recognized names as Thakoon Panichgul (shown below), Eric Post, Amy Haney and Shari Post.
|Thakoon scarf auction item.|
Helping to make the evening unforgettable are honorary chairs Dianne and Allan Lozier and event chair Carol Wang.
The Loziers chose to support this event because, “[The Nebraska AIDS Project]’s belief in educating the community and providing client services, prevention education, outreach and advocacy tools shows their determination to provide strategies to reduce risky sexual behaviors in our community thus reducing HIV/AIDS and STD’s.”
Sponsors of "Night of a Thousand Silver Stars" include Lozier, ConAgra Foods, The Nebraska Medical Center, Cox, Ginger’s Hang-Up, The Holland Foundation, P.J. Morgan Real Estate, Methodist Hospital and Delinea Design. Benefactors include Mayor Jim Suttle, Hastings College, US Bank, Omaha GLBT Sports League, Good Samaritan Hospital-Kearney and University of Nebraska Medical Center.
"I hope people come to the Magnolia, fall in love with a piece of art, and dance until their feet are sore, celebrating that for the last 20 years, they've been a part of an effort to help our neighbors live longer, healthier lives," said Carol Wang, event chair.
To attend, visit here for R.S.V.P details.