Newsletter Archive


  • Brunch Bubbles? A 2021 Hybrid!

  • Drug Prevention/Treatment Combats HIV

  • Legacies of Love: Ann Fort & Herb Bacon

  • Rwanda: Sheep, Gardens and Health Care

  • Transphobia Kills

  • Text Giving

  • Confronting India's Caste & Poverty

  • Amazon Smile

  • Income Generating

  • Tutoring 1,140 Girls

  • Feeding the Hungry

  • 80th Birthday Gifts: $7,000 for Calcutta AIDS Orphans

  • Hybrid Denver Golf

  • LGBTQ Africans: Standing in Solidarity

  • In the News


  • Celebrate a Virtual Christmas

  • Care- $19 Combats COVID 19

  • Tech Bridge-Builder Named Hero

  • World Turned Upside Down But a Time for Hope

  • Text Giving

  • 100% Rating by Charity Navigator

  • Bill Stevenson Honored

  • Amazon Smile

  • Saving a Young Woman's Dignity and Health

  • Virtual Golf Tournament Raises $50,000

  • Two Courageous Women Honored

  • Gifts Over $9,000 Received Ann Fort Kenya Fund

  • 100 More Vulnerable Children Adopted

  • Virtual Breakfast

  • Global COVID-19 Food Distributed


  • Faithfully Cares for Patients with HIV/AIDS

  • Emergency: 100 AIDS Orphans Endangered

  • Empowering Superkids in Kenya

  • Global Efforts to Stamp Out Stigma & Discrimination

  • Government Closes School in Kenya

  • Grace Dungee Caldwell Scholarship

  • 2020 Leadership Award to Beckie Harkey and Claudia Svarstad

  • Center Distributed Over $230,000 in 2019

  • AIDS Escalating in the Philippines

  • Stories of HOPE Around the World


  • A Time To Heal Breakfast

  • Alternative Employment for Men at Risk of HIV and AIDS in India

  • Artist Engages Children

  • How One Boy Touched my Heart: Orphan 261

  • Two Psychology Students in Kenya

  • 30,000 Dollar Gift Honors Ann Fort

  • Medical Camps for 2500 People

  • Upcoming Tucson Golf Benefit Marks Center's 25th Swinging@AIDS Event

  • Attend Interfaith World AIDS Day

  • December Visit by First Kenya Woman Bishop

  • Ways to Help Around the World



  • Well-Known Celebrities Keynote April Brunch

  • India's Sick & Marginalizaed Overlooked

  • Terri Todd Named 2019 Shero of the Year

  • Facing the Heartbreak of Youth Suicide: What Can We Do to Help?

  • Marla Petrini Recognized

  • Anne Baraza visits America

  • AIDS Workshop in Coite D'Ivoire

  • Couple Brings Life Experiences to Volunteer Work in HIV/AIDS Community

  • Center Distributed over $200,000 in 2018

  • Join us in Africa!  Learn about AIDS & Enjoy a Safari

  • Stories of Hope Around the World

  • Dates to Remember


  • Sheep & Goats Transform Lives

  • Prince Harry & Elton John Decry Stigma

  • Celebrating a Five Year Anniversary

  • Global AIDS Pandemic: Nearly Over or Still Flourishing?

  • World AIDS Day Speaker Announced

  • N.M. Samuel, MD Honored

  • Spring Brunch Speakers

  • Deadly Combination: Tuberculosis Kills 370 Thousand Persons Infected by HIV

  • Record $47,000 Raised at Swinging@AIDS Denver

  • Christmas Gifts that Save Lives

  • Stories of Hope Around the World

  • Dates to Remember


  • Beautiful Places and Spaces: Kenya - Spring Brunch

  • New Dormitory Dedicated for Girls Living with HIV in Calcutta

  • Helping Babies to be Born Free of HIV

  • Young People Dying due to Hopelessness, Stigma, & Lack of Adherence to Medication

  • Honoring Linda Girard

  • Queering the Curriculum

  • Lifetime Award Given to Pastor Ambrose Dhanaraj

  • Center Awards $186,906 in Grants Globally Thanks to Record 2017 Giving

  • Swinging@AIDS at Denver's "Golf Mecca"

  • UMCORG Advance #3022289

  • Stories of Hope Around the World


  • Five Homes in Kenya Built for Families Living with AIDS

  • Dr. Burt Golub Named "Hero of the Year"

  • Save Lives by Creating Human Rope

  • Bi-Partisan Global Efforts Threatened by Trump Administration

  • Ann Fort Kenya Fund 

  • Social Worker Helps Orphans

  • Bishop Minor Dies

  • World AIDS Day of Service - Bishop Karen Oliveto

  • Feeding the Hungry & Enhancing Nutrition Essential to Ending HIV & AIDS

  • Marched in Denver and Manila Pride Parades

  • Buy Goats and Sheep for Rwanda

  • Stories of Hope Amid Heartbreak: Congo, India, Kenya

  • Dates to Remember



  • Colorado's Former First Lady Keynotes 10th "Spring is a Time for H.O.P.E." Brunch

  • Help Match a $5,000 Challenge Grant to Care for the "Poorest of the Poor"

  • When Sex Was Safe and Rock Climbing Was Dangerous!

  • A Transgender Woman, a Toothless Man and 158 Hungry Children

  • Hero of the Year, Rwanda and India

  • Health Care Economist Joins Center Board of Directors

  • Center Sponsors AIDS Prevention Seminars in Rwanda, Philippines and India

  • AIDS Orphan Becomes Social Worker for Street Children & 260 AIDS Orphans

  • Megan Armstrong Spearheads 2017 Denver Golf


  • World AIDS Day Service to Honor First Openly Gay Bishop with Murphy Award

  • Santa Claus Will Bring Toys, Food & Clothes to Street Children Living in Kenya's Garbage Slums

  • Muslim AIDS Activist Named "Hero of the Year"

  • New School Playground Built in Kenya Slums

  • AIDS Orphans Learn English

  • Visit Kenya or India/Sri Lanka in 2017

  • Dirty Water Kills; 8-Year Old Raises Funds

  • "Young, Gay and on the Run in Africa"

  • What Happens to AIDS Orphans When They Reach 18?  Scholarships Needed

  • Universities, Churches and Donors Welcome Bishop


  • A New Name and Logo For The Center

  • 260 Kenya AIDS Orphans Benefit from Brunch

  • Combating AIDS In USA & Africa

  • Center Adopts Three Year Strategic Plan

  • AIDS Activist Joins Center Board

  • Fearless & Faithful Bishop Returns

  • HIV Positive Women Make Malaria Nets

  • Teaching English Improves Self-Esteem of Children in India

  • Philippines HIV Epidemic Escalates; India Ranks 3rd

  • Can You Help Meet A $5,000 Match Before Easter



  • Over $1 Million Distributed By Center

  • Julie White Named 2015 Hero Of The Year

  • Valerie Jackson Speaks At Upcoming Breakfast

  • Denver/Tucson Golf Raise $60,0000 

  • Two New Board Members Named

  • Feed The Hungry To Celebrate Birthday

  • Homeless and Imprisoned:  HIV And AIDs

  • Building Houses of Hope:  Elizabeth UMC

  • New Interfaith Book by Messer

  • Doing Good Beyond One's Own Lifetime:  Estate Planning


  • Remembering Forgotten Children Overlook in AIDS Crisis

  • Blind Can See!  Cataract Surgery in India

  • Look to the Future:  Estate Planning and Endowment

  • Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service

  • Join Summer Trip to Kenya in 2015

  • Center Receives Major Grants

  • Kenya Educator Visited Denver in December

  • Honoring Alice Washington

  • Denver "Swinging@AIDS" on August 18, 2015--9th Annual

  • Special Friendship Form as Volunteers Help



  • Preventing Babies from Being Born Positive

  • A Gathering to H.E.A.L.:  Breaking Church's Silence and Stigma

  • Bill Graf:  2015 Hero of the Year

  • "I Got HIV from Satan"--Yet An Ambassador of Hope

  • Join Visit to India in January, 2015

  • Center Focuses on Kenya

  • Leave a Legacy to the Center

  • You Don't Need Ice Water Dumped on your Head

  • Swinging@AIDS Coming to Tuscon, Arizona

  • Protecting Human Rights in Africa and Asia

  • Colorado Gives Day


  • Bishop Fritz and Etta Mae Mutti Speak of Losing Two Sons to AIDS

  • Festival of Living Celebrated in Rural India

  • Ann Fort:  2013 Hero of the Year

  • Riruta School & Church Rebuilt in Kenya Slums

  • Condoms, Nets, & Water Filters Distributed

  • Successful Hike to HEAL in Colorado

  • Gil and Grace Caldwell to be Honored

  • Swinging@AIDS Raises $30,000

  • Early Christmas Shopping Benefits Center

  • Colorado Gives Day December 10

  • Messer Speaks at AIDS Conference in Bangkok



  • Rebuild School in Kenya's Slums

  • Senator's Bob Dole & Tom Daschle Chair Board

  • Bishop Ivan Abrahams to speak

  • A Memorial Tribute to Senator George McGovern

  • Colorado Gives Day Raises Matching Gift

  • 1,168 Persons Provided Medical & Dental Care in Kenya

  • First Kenyan Woman Bishop

  • 2013 Journey to Inida

  • Upcoming Hike to HEAL in Sept. 2013

  • Golfer Wins Hole-in-One

  • Integrated Prevention:  Distribute Condoms, Nets & Water Filters



  • Kenya woman walks 15 miles; "no medicine for my baby"

  • AIDS Threatens Rwanda & the Philippines

  • Contribute on "Colorado Gives Day"

  • Churches Crucial to Turning the Tide of AIDS

  • Two Remarkable Women Leave A Legacy of Life and Love

  • CBS Special Featured Center for the Church and Global AIDS

  • Ten People Making A Difference

  • Bunnies Bless Kenya; Student Gifts

  • "Messiah Sing Along" on World AIDS Day

  • Pam Merrill Named 2012 Hero of the Year  



  • India Girl Studies Under Street Lamp

  • Pauline Muchina Headlines Spring Brunch

  • Golfers "Swinging at AIDS" in 2012

  • Stigma Kills As Effectively as AIDS

  • International Advisory Board

  • Kenya Trip 2012

  • International AIDS Conference DC

  • Women Advocating for African American Women Against AIDS

  • Latino Women Promote AIDS Testing

  • Native American Women's Retreat

  • Quick Mark



  • After 30 Years, Struggle Against HIV Continues

  • Interfaith Prayers Printed

  • Goats for AIDS Widows & Orphans

  • Sing "Messiah" This Christmas

  • Getting to Zero:  No New Infections, Discrimination, Deaths

  • Governor Hickenlooper's Proclamation Honoring the Center

  • How the Center Is At Work in the World: Sri Lanka, South Africa, USA, South Korea, Kenya, and India

  • Center Donations to AIDS Projects (Jan-June, 2011)



  • Eye Clinic Opened in India for Persons with HIV

  • Governor and Bishop Invited Spring Brunch Speakers

  • "Tee Off" Against AIDS in 2011

  • Stigma Worse Than AIDS

  • Recent Honors for Center's Global Work

  • United Methodists Honor Dr. Don messer

  • Omaha Church Adopts 20 Kenya Orphans

  • Singapore Lectures--Dr. Messer

  • How Your Gifts Made A Difference in 2010



  • Four "Swinging At AIDS" Events Raise Funds

  • Messiah "Sing-Along"  on December 5

  • Names, Not Just Numbers: Facing Global AIDS and World Hunger Published

  • Creative Friends Do Special  Fund-Raisers

  • Five Students Spend Summer in India as AIDS volunteers

  • In Loving Memory of Steve McCeney

  • Personnel Change:  Megan Armstrong to Julie White

  • Explore AIDS in India--Join Trip in February 2011



  • Spring Is A Time for HOPE Brunch April 17--Jim Benemann & Florence Murugu, Speakers

  • "Swinging Against AIDS" in Grand Junction May 14 and Denver August 24

  • 2009 Annual Report--The Best Year Ever

  • Center Draws National Attention:  Interviews and Publications

  • What Would Martin Luther King Say About Global AIDS?

  • Center & Dr. Messr Honored by Sisters of Color United For Education

  • Meet Kenya's Florence Murugu            



  • $800,000 of Medical Supplies and Equipment Shipped To India

  • 120 Kenya AIDS Orphans Benefit from the "Gift of Hope"

  • Help Send Kenya $400,000 of Medical Supplies and Equipment

  • Responding to the Cry of the AIDS Orphan by Donald E. Messer

  • New Book Published:  52 Ways to Create An AIDS-Free World

  • Senator George McGovern Speaks 

  • 3rd Annual "Swinging Against AIDS" Nets $47,000 for AIDS Projects  

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