“We are at the cross roads for the agency’s future and this new community center is going to take us to the next level, allowing us to help people live longer and healthier lives,” said Southwest Center CFO/COO Steve Ward.
The generosity of more than 425 Night for Life Gala attendees raised more than $3.35 million for the Southwest Center, funds crucial to the organization’s ability to open the doors of the new Center for Health, Education and Wellness for HIV/AIDS. Funds raised will also position the organization for success by offsetting operational expenses … funding programs that will benefit people who have HIV/AIDS.
“Since The Parsons Foundation’s $4 million grant last year, Bob and I have been incredibly impressed by how well the Center has managed the funds, as well as the massive construction project they have undertaken,” said Renee Parsons. “But, there is still much to be done.”
The new grant will allow Southwest Center’s capitol campaign to shift focus away from completing the center to raising the critical funds essential to running the organization and continuing its important work.
“Renee and I believe, with the completion of this project, HIV/AIDS clients in the Valley will have access to the best care in the country,” Bob Parsons continued. “And one day, hopefully not too far from now, we will find a cure for HIV.”
To learn more about the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, visit http://www.SWHIV.org.
For more information about The Bob and Renee Foundation, visit ht
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