AIDS United’s Access to Care Program Highlighted in ONAP Report as Delivering Results
WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 3, 2013 – At a World AIDS Day event at the White House, the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) released its latest report on the progress of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS). The report spotlights AIDS United’s Access to Care (A2C) work as a public-private partnership that is truly helping to advance the goals of the Strategy. “It is a great honor to have our work highlighted by ONAP as a model public-private partnership helping advance the National Strategy,” said AIDS United President and CEO Michael Kaplan. “But make no mistake; our work would not be possible without the investment of many generous partners.” Read more.
AIDS United, Alicia Keys Announce Grantees of the EMPOWERED Community Grants Program
Community-based organizations to develop programs focused on women and HIV/AIDS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 1, 2013 – Four community-based organizations will each receive $20K to help advance community-level efforts focused on women and HIV/AIDS, thanks to grants awarded by 14-time Grammy Award-winning artist and HIV advocate Alicia Keys and AIDS United. The grants are part of the EMPOWERED Community Grants program, which is part of a broader effort by Keys to reach women in the U.S about HIV/AIDS called EMPOWERED, a cross-platform public information campaign developed with Greater Than AIDS. Read More
Human Rights Campaign Invests $25K in Sean Sasser Endowment Fund at AIDS United
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 19, 2013 – AIDS United’s newly-established Sean Sasser Endowment has received a $25,000 founding contribution from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The fund honors the memory of AIDS educator and activist Sean Sasser, who worked with HRC closely on prominent advocacy campaigns, and will be used to mobilize philanthropic and community support for programs improving health outcomes among gay men of color. Sean Sasser, who was the spouse of AIDS United President & CEO Michael Kaplan, passed away on August 7, 2013, at the age of 44, having lived with HIV for 25 years. Sean discovered he was HIV-positive when, at 19, he sought to enlist in the Navy. When the Navy didn’t accept him, Sean went on to create a life as an AIDS educator and activist. Read more.