2022 WOW Awards Gala & Auction

Friday, August 26, 2022

6:30 – 11:00 pm

Our 17th WOW! Awards Gala will be held at the Brandywine Plaza Hotel SureStay Collection by Best Western on Naamans Road in Claymont, Delaware. Please join us as we celebrate the movers and shakers in Delaware that have helped improve the lives of people living with HIV in Delaware!

Our Honorees:

Community Award – Brandywine Counseling and Community Services Syringe Services Program

Ryan White Award – Hector Colon, retired, Wm. Holloway HIV Program

Humanitarian Award – Tim Gibbs, Exec. Dir., DE Academy of Medicine

Ally Award – Patrick Keenan, DHC Board of Trustees

Impact Award – Doug Trader, DE Div. of Public Health

Our program this year will include an auction, raffles and our WOW awards ceremony., as well as our Signature Cocktail, Complimentary Beer & Wine, Cash Bar, Appetizers, Traditional Italian Buffet, Dessert, Silent Auction, and Grand Raffle

Cocktail attire.

2021 WOW Gala Sponsors

Christiana Care

Highmark Delaware

Janssen Pharmaceutical

Peco’s Liquors

Planned Parenthood

Spark Creative Group

ViiV Healthcare



WOW! History

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, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Gilead, 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, leaders of the business community, our partners in HIV services,  healthcare professionals,  and hundreds of community supporters,

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!

2019 WOW Awards  Gala

2018 WOW Awards Gala

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

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