Golf Tournament Honorees

This recognition honors outstanding individuals who
have contributed to their communities
as well as to past Swinging@AIDS
benefits. 

We remember these persons & the love,
joy, and service they generously gave to others.

Bill Stevenson- 2020 Swinging@AIDS (Virtual) Golf Tournament Honoree

Over the years, Swinging@AIDS events have been dedicated to friends who loyally supported the annual event. In 2020 we will honor Bill Stevenson, who died unexpectedly in June 2020. A golfer and supporter of the Center from the beginning, Bill as a lawyer, served as general counsel for the National Farmers Union Insurance Company and then the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union. A lifetime supporter of civil rights and rectifying social injustice, his recent focus was initiating cooperatives for family farms in Colorado. Founder of the Kindness Foundation, he graduated with a Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology in 2019.

Judge Wiley Daniel - 2019 Golf Tournament Honoree

Rev. Terri Todd and the generous people of Elizabeth United Methodist Church were honored at the "Spring is a Time for HOPE" Brunch. The church, under her leadership, has provided housing for an uneducated, impoverished woman in India forced into "survival sex"when her husband died of AIDS.  Her church paid the monthly rent required for a school in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Todd first raised funds for AIDS orphans by walking bare-foot for 30 days on the famous El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage in Spain  The term "shero," was first used in 1836, says Merriam-Webster, to designate a woman of high achievement and courange

Richard Moore - 2017

Burton Golub, MD devoted a lifetime to medicine, retiring after 50 years in 2015. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University Medical School, he went on to specialize in infectious diseases at the University of Colorado Medical School. Dr. Golub provided medical service to persons infected by HIV and AIDS for over 30 years. He has also been deeply involved in supporting the Center's programs in India that he has visited six times at his own expense. In each trip he has spent time with the Center’s Indian partners, N. M. Samuel, M.D., and Pastor Ambrose Dhanaraj, as well as visiting countless HIV patients in the clinic, office, and in their homes. He has lectured at various Center conferences that have focused on
topics of HIV, LGBTQ, and violence against women. He also visited remote areas of Sri Lanka that had recently survived a devastatingly long civil war.

Paula Murphy- 2012 Honoree

Imani Latif, Executive Director, It Takes A Village, Aurora, CO, has been named “Hero of the Year” by the Center for Health & Hope.  Since the earliest years of the epidemic, she has been on the frontline promoting education, prevention, care & treatment.  From handing out condoms in New York City streets in the 1980’s to starting her own non-profit charity focused on African-Americans and other ethnic minorities in 2002, Imani has been an inter-faith community leader.  With Center support, she has reached out with short-term housing  to homeless or recently released incarcerated African-Americans, who are HIV positive. She will be honored April 29 at the University of Denver   during the 10th Annual “Spring Is A Time For HOPE” brunch.

Alice Washington - 2014 Honoree

 

TRIBUTE TO ALICE WASHINGTON

Marla Petrini

March 16, 2015—Ambassador’s Meeting

Alice was a sharp-witted, opinionated, and determined advocate for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS – in her public sector work prior to retirement, and afterwards, as a passionate  volunteer who provided great advice on how to pursue our mission.  It was so evident that she loved being a part of the Center. Many times, she overcame obstacle to get to us, whether transportation difficulties or not feeling well, in order to attend a meeting or event.

She was particularly passionate about Women and AIDS in the African American community.

Dr. Stephen McCeney- 2010 Honoree

Imani Latif, Executive Director, It Takes A Village, Aurora, CO, has been named “Hero of the Year” by the Center for Health & Hope.  Since the earliest years of the epidemic, she has been on the frontline promoting education, prevention, care & treatment.  From handing out condoms in New York City streets in the 1980’s to starting her own non-profit charity focused on African-Americans and other ethnic minorities in 2002, Imani has been an inter-faith community leader.  With Center support, she has reached out with short-term housing  to homeless or recently released incarcerated African-Americans, who are HIV positive. She will be honored April 29 at the University of Denver   during the 10th Annual “Spring Is A Time For HOPE” brunch.

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