WOW Awards Celebration
The WOW Awards Celebration is the signature fundraiser of the Delaware HIV Consortium. With a new theme every year, the WOW Awards Celebration recognizes leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS and raises much-needed funds for Delawareans living with the disease. Phenomenal fare, spirits, entertainment and silent auction are important parts of each event.
Since the inaugural WOW Celebration in 2005, the Delaware HIV Consortium is proud of its many longtime presenting sponsors such as MAC Cosmetics/VIVA Glam, Bank of America, Walgreens and supporting sponsors GlaxoSmithKline, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Abbott Laboratories. For the past ten years, 6abc NEWS in Philadelphia has been premiere media sponsor, providing its most prominent news anchors as guest emcees. In addition, 6abc provides pre- and post-event coverage of the event on its newscast.
Two-time Emmy award-winning soap star Heather Tom has graced this event as host/emcee along with entertainment by such Broadway greats as Kevin McGuire whose credits include lead roles in Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
The WOW Awards Celebration is an annually sold-out event with more than 350 guests that include elected officials such as the Delaware HIV Consortium’s good friend and supporter U.S. Senator Chris Coons, mayors of the City of Wilmington, Delaware Governors, state senators and assemblypersons, leaders of the business community, the Delaware Division of Public Health, healthcare professionals, and hundreds of community supporters,
This premiere celebration is well-known for its broad-based community support, with well over $40,000 worth of food and beverage donated by local caterers and restaurants. The WOW Awards has become famous for its incredible food and beverage, which has included: a raw bar of cocktail shrimp and raw oysters on the half shell, a sushi bar, cheese/fruit bar, butlered hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, multiple entrees, and delectable dessert stations. WOW is also famous for its specialty bars including 10 years of free-flowing wine and champagne donated by Moore Brothers as well as signature cocktails provided by local liquor distributors.
A Silent Auction of several hundred incredible items, a specialty raffle, a grand raffle, and entertainment tops off the evening and has delighted our guests for the past decade.
Click on each of the following links to get a glimpse of past WOW Awards. We hope you join us for our next event – we want to make YOU say WOW!
2017 WOW Awards Gala
2016 WOW Awards Celebration
WOW Awards Celebration 2015
WOW Awards Celebration 2014
WOW Awards Gala 2013
WOW Awards Gala 2012
WOW Awards Gala 2011
WOW Awards Gala 2010
WOW Awards Gala 2009
WOW Awards Gala 2008
WOW Awards Gala 2007
WOW Awards Gala 2006
WOW Awards Gala 2005