The Hope Rising! benefit concert, dinner and roundtable discussion, May 3 at The Sony Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, is a brand new fundraising event for The Stephen Lewis Foundation to help raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Since 2003, SLF has sent over $40 million to more than 300 community-level initiatives in 15 countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic.
The most interesting component of the Hope Rising event is the roundtable and dinner, billed as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a small group of special guests to talk about how philanthropy can have a concrete and powerful impact in peoples’ lives on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic.”
The four guests are Lewis, the former United Nations Special Envoy for AIDS in Africa; Harry Belafonte, actor, musician and humanitarian; Aissatou Diajhate, SLF’s director of programmes; and Jessica Horn, international expert on donor support for human rights.
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