Telluride AIDS Benefit: "packaging" The Future At Fashion Show

[click “Play” to listen to Jodie Wright talk about the auction items and her involvement with the Telluride AIDS Benefit]

 

Laura Linney
Laura Linney

No doubt about it. The Telluride AIDS Benefit’s fashion show is the insider ticket of the winter season. Both evenings, this year, the sneak peak Thursday night, March 3, and the gala on Saturday, March 5, sell out in the blink of an eye.

(However, you can still email TAB’s executive director Stash Wislocki to get on the waiting list.)

But in the middle of the fabulous booty and threads, it is easy to lose sight of the goal: AIDS prevention education and helping those living with HIV/AIDS through TAB’s beneficiaries, five non-profits in all, whose tireless efforts extend from Colorado to Africa. The only way that work continues is by keeping the pump (TAB) primed, which means raising money. Which is why the Telluride AIDS Benefit’s fearless leader, board chair Jodie Shike Wright, works around the clock to develop packages to auction off on the runway after the catwalk at both shows.

Among the irresistible goodies for 2011:

A second home for your furry friend. Built by BONE Construction and designed by One Architects. To enhance the package, 30 days of training for your dog –  and a day of training that includes you, courtesy of  Ted Hoff of Cottonwood Ranch & Kennels, our local dog whisperer.

Celebrity lunch for two with Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winner, part-time local Laura Linney, either in New York City or Telluride.

 A Ralph Lauren made-to- measure experience, including a two-piece suit, dress shirt, tie, and a pair of individually bench-made-in-England footwear

Mixologist/owner, Tyler of THERE, Telluride’s one and only Asian tapas bar bar caters your house party for up to 12 individuals

To learn more about why Jodie chooses TAB as her nonprofit focus and about the 2011 auction packages, click the “play” button and listen to Jodie Wright’s interview.

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