National Press Club
Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) will convene its 2019 AIDS Philanthropy Summit on October 28-29, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The FCAA Summit is the premier national conference for grantmakers interested in HIV/AIDS and social justice-related philanthropy, attracting approximately 200 foundation leaders and experts in the field annually.
This year’s theme is: “Keeping AIDS in the Headlines: Maintaining Focus, Expanding Priorities”
At this year’s summit FCAA will explore what it means to be an AIDS funder in 2019, discussing topics such as:
- What is the way forward, AIDS exceptionalism or AIDS mainstreaming?
- How and why do funders center HIV within other priorities?
- How do funders measure success when funding HIV work that intersects with other drivers?
This year’s theme—and our new venue—also presents an opportunity to look at AIDS funding through a unique lens. Media—in all its forms—has the power both to reach the communities most impacted by HIV, as well as to inform and amplify our work. It is also a platform that can be used to ensure that HIV/AIDS stays top-of-mind, even as funding and programming becomes increasingly integrated.
FCAA’s media focus will explore the role of funders in:
- Ensuring AIDS remains in the headlines;
- Using the media to effectively address HIV care, prevention, and treatment; and
- Successfully countering media inaccuracies about HIV/AIDS.
On the second day of the conference, don’t miss Clips and Conversation featuring 5B. 5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first HIV/AIDS ward unit in the United States at San Francisco General Hospital. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes’ worthy of renewed recognition.