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Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) Presents 11th Annual Wine & Wisdom Fundraiser
<p>Press Release</p>
June 18, 2013

The 2013 Fundraiser Benefits UCLA C.A.R.E. Center and Common Ground, the Westside HIV Community Center

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) will present its 11th Annual Wine & Wisdom event, a fundraiser benefiting the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education as well as Common Ground, the only comprehensive HIV agency serving Los Angeles’ Westside community.

WHAT: Entertainment AIDS Alliance’s 11th annual Wine & Wisdom fundraiser

WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles    

Wine & Wisdom brings together nearly 600 entertainment industry professionals and community supporters for an evening under the stars featuring artisanal food and wine, smooth jazz by the Martini Kings, a silent auction, raffle and gift bags generously filled with entertainment, beauty and lifestyle goods. This year’s event also includes the launch of EAA’s first online auction with Charitybuzz. Opening June 18th at, the auction will feature priceless celebrity experiences and other unique lots whose winning bids will generate additional funds for EAA’s beneficiaries.

For the past 24 years, EAA has raised funds for community-based nonprofits serving diverse populations affected by AIDS as well as organizations whose research and thought-leadership have a global effect on the cause. EAA has distributed over $5 million to more than 155 unique beneficiaries nationwide -- a sum that represents over 80% of funds raised.

As one of EAA’s main fundraising platforms, Wine & Wisdom has raised more than $400,000 specifically benefiting UCLA’s Clinical AIDS Research and Education (CARE) Center, a ground-breaking agency, providing treatment services to people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as conducting cutting-edge clinical research and Common Ground. The only comprehensive HIV-centric agency serving Los Angeles’ Westside, Common Ground provides no-cost education, prevention and treatment programs to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Wine & Wisdom 2013’s major sponsors include: Anchor Bay Entertainment, Deuce Entertainment, HBO Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Premier Digital Services, Showtime Networks, Sony DADC, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Torrey Pines Bank and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

For marketing partnerships and major gifts to EAA, contact Kevin Mark Lodie at kml(at)diversifiedluxury(dot)com. For press and other inquires, contact Heather Hinkel at heather(at)entertainmentAIDSalliance(dot)org.

A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EAA will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2014. Since 1989, the organization has generated funds from within the entertainment industry and distributed them to carefully vetted nonprofit organizations nationwide. EAA is run almost entirely by dedicated pro-bono professionals and volunteers.

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Heather Hinkel, Executive Director