AIDS Arms marked its 30th anniversary on Friday, Dec. 2 with a celebration at Cathedral of Hope.
The Turtle Creek Chorale, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Denise Lee and Jason Huff entertained during the program, and the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts String Quartet played during a cocktail reception.
Scott Evertz, who served in George W. Bush’s administration as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (AIDS czar) and later as special assistant for Global AIDS Initiatives to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, spoke.
All four previous CEOs of AIDS Arms, from founder Buck Buckingham to Raylene Nobles, attended.
Three senior employees — Gilbert Kouame, Manisha Maskay and Karin Petties, each of whom have worked at AIDS Arms more than 20 years — presented Lifetime Achievement Awards to Alan Levi, Barbara Cambridge and Joey Avila.
CEO John Carlo and Cathedral of Hope Senior Pastor the Rev. Neil Cazares-Thomas also spoke.