World AIDS Day Luncheon 2015


Co-Chair: Ernie Manouse    Co-Chair: Bill Baldwin    

December 1, 2015

    Location: The Post Oak Hilton
    11:00 AM Champagne Reception
    12:00 PM Luncheon

Great victories require great allies. As the only community-based organization in Houston solely dedicated to ending HIV/AIDS, AIDS Foundation Houston trusts we are not in this struggle alone. The quest to reach an AIDS-free generation can only be achieved with the commitment of a myriad of partners including those living with the infection, medical institutions, policy makers, advocates and everyday Houstonians.

“The AIDS movement demonstrates that with a shared vision, shared responsibility and through global solidarity and leadership of people living with HIV, affected communities and individual action, we can change the course of history. We can turn hopes into expectations into non-negotiables,” Michel Sidibe, UNAIDS Executive Director.

The 2015 World AIDS Day Luncheon co-chairs, Bill Baldwin and Ernie Manouse, invite you to become an ally of our shared vision of getting to zero. Zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, zero stigma. Join us as at this year’s luncheon, generously presented by Chevron, on Tuesday, December 1st.

World AIDS Day Co-Chairs

Ernie Manouse - Senior Producer/Host, Houston Public Media - Ernie, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before producing programs at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS, and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered three Emmy Awards, five KATIE Awards, a Houston Press Club Lone Star Award, “viewer’s choice” recognition from multiple local and regional publications, and the title of “Ultimate Interviewer” from the Houston Chronicle. Read more...

Bill Baldwin - Owner, Boulevard Realty - Most people know Bill Baldwin as the proud owner/broker of Boulevard Realty. The firm has 65+ agents in Houston and Galveston. Combined, the two offices had more than $216 million in sales and 677 transactions in 2014. People might also know that Bill takes great pride in calling 205 Bayland Avenue home. It was once the personal home of the founder of the Woodland Heights, William A. Wilson. It took 12 months of painstaking and loving renovation to restore the house back to its original grandeur. Read more...


Keynote Speaker: Pam Grier

Pam Grier, a native from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, moved to Los Angeles, California in 1969, where she began her long and successful career in Hollywood. Grier was noted as the first African-American female to headline early 1970s Blaxploitation movies, playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill's Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974,) Friday Foster and Sheba, Baby (both 1975.) She has also appeared in theatrical performances including Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love” and won Best Actress in a Play 1984, NAACP Image Award. In the 90’s, she starred in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, a film that won her a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress and by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress in a Performance. Most recently, Pam has appeared in the series The L Word, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Smallville. In 2010, she wrote her memoir, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts with Andrea Cagan, which became a New York Times Bestseller. For the past five years, Grier has been a spokeswoman for Dining Out for Life, an international fundraising and HIV/AIDS awareness event.


Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee

Shelby Hodge Vision Award

AIDS Foundation Houston is honored to present the 2015 Shelby Hodge Vision Award to the Houston Bar Association AIDS Outreach Committee. The AIDS Outreach Committee was created during the 1996-1997 bar year in an effort to provide legal education and services to people living with HIV/AIDS. This year 50 law firms, legal departments, and individuals participated in the HBA AIDS Outreach Holiday Adopt-a-Family Project. In all, 54 families and 9 individuals (221 people of all ages) were helped by this holiday program. The committee also provided an Easter Luncheon for the residents at Omega House.


Underwriter Opportunities

Compassion - $10,000

Love - $5,000

Tribute - $3,000

Honor - $1,500

VIP Ticket - $500

Individual Ticket - $150

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