Helping End AIDS in our Lifetime

Our Tenth annual Gathering to H.E.A.L. Breakfast Raised $28,300 for Kenya AIDS Orphans

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"This year's Gathering to HEAL breakfast produced a record-shattering fund-raising total," reports Center Executive Director, Dr. Don Messer. 

"A  total of $28,3OO was given or pledged by exceptionally generous donors." 


Of this amount, $13,200 was targeted to enable 361 AIDS orphans in Kenya to get an extra term of school because of missed time due to COVID and lack of virtual learning opportunities. 


Another $15,100 in gifts and pledges ensured five recent graduates could pursue postsecondary degrees in social work, nursing, and hotel hospitality, thanks to full tuition, books, and room/board commitments of donors.  


“When we receive another $1,800,” notes Messer, “we will have covered the extra $50 per student needed to ensure all the 361 AIDS orphans get the schooling they lack. People are marvelous; somebody somewhere will help!”  

Paul and Paula Murphy Human Sexuality Awardee, Savannah Sanburg with Executive Director Dr. Messer and MC Rev. Dr. Valerie Jackson

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Musician Allison Keller and Assistant 

Dr. Don Messer and Keynote Speaker, 2021 Colorado Principal of the Year- Ryan Silva

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Dr. Messer Addressing Guests, Honorees, and Friends

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Event Co-Chairs (L to R) Dr. Bonnie Messer and Jodie Senter

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