14th Annual Toast To Life Gala
presented by Christopher A. Salerno
benefiting the HIV/AIDS programs and services of Resource Center Dallas
Saturday February 25, 2012
at FIG- Fashion Industry Gallery
1807 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
Toast To Life Gala Co-Chairs
Laurie Foley & Brett Gray
With an annual attendance of more than 800 people, Toast To Life Gala has raised more than $2.4 million since its inception in 1999, and has become one of the most eagerly anticipated fundraising events of the year.
The centerpiece of Toast To Life Gala has always been the culinary fare presented by a collection of Dallas’ most popular restaurants, along with free-ﬂowing wines and spirits! Guests indulge in the latest epicurean creations prepared by prominent Dallas chefs while participating in the Silent and Luxury Auctions – all with the knowledge that 100% of the evening’s proceeds directly beneﬁt the HIV/AIDS programs and services of Resource Center Dallas.
The over-the-top auctions have grown in focus to include a vast array of local restaurant participants ranging from fine dining to casual favorites, luxury amenities, and unparalleled travel packages. In addition, many well-known local artists contribute one-of-a-kind pieces, with every guest given an opportunity to walk away with something special.
For 28 years, the Center has provided programs of interest to LGBT individuals and critical assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Annually, staff members and more than 1,100 volunteers provide services and education to more than 50,000 individuals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. As part of a comprehensive approach to treatment, education and prevention, the Center administers programs serving the HIV/AIDS community, including: dental care; nutrition programming; health insurance premium and co-pay assistance; an HIV/AIDS helpline; and support groups designed to empower community members living with HIV/AIDS. From providing care to HIV+ individuals and their families to educating students and corporate executives about LGBT issues, the Center is proud of its commitment to and delivery of a full continuum of services to people in need.
Join us in celebrating our past, present, and future dedication to the North Texas HIV/AIDS community as we raise a glass, and a fork, in a very special Toast To Life Gala!