Since 1995, the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala has raised millions of dollars for direct client services at Desert AIDS Project. At the February 9, 2015 gala, over a 1,000 people rose to their feet to give an ovation, and for very good reason!
Mondo's visual aesthetics often carry a social message that intersects his art with his advocacy. The Denver-born artist was commissioned to create a custom World AIDS Day design for the 2015 Subaru Legacy that was revealed during Art Basel, Miami
I consider myself a multimedia entertainment activist practicing "entrepreneurial activism", the definition for which which I came up with (although I don't think I'm the first person to do so) many years ago by combining two definitions from a Webster's dictionary;
In a night of spectacular entertainment, taking the stage were Matthew Morrison (Hairspray, Fox-TV's Glee), Melissa Etheridge, Stephanie J. Block (Wicked), Queen Latifah, and Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, NBC-TV's Smash).