Touted as the most opulent party in Oklahoma City, Red Tie Night has provided over $12.5 million in grant funding for community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout Oklahoma. This premier fundraising event is known for extravagant décor, exclusive auction packages, and dancing to music by the hottest bands. The gala attracts business and community leaders, professional athletes and prominent Oklahoma celebrities.
100% of the net proceeds remain in Oklahoma and support OACF’s community grants program and fund projects that lower new HIV transmission rates, expand free testing opportunities or lower the morbidity rates for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Every year, the event generates an unprecedented amount of coverage. The print, digital, and social media has ensured hundreds of thousands of people see images and information regarding Red Tie Night’s sponsors, guests and entertainment. The event draws almost 800,000 print and digital media impressions and almost 20,000 social media impressions.
Early in 1991, a small group of concerned Oklahomans came together to discuss ways to help the growing number of individuals living with HIV/AIDS in our state. HIV/AIDS was a new and poorly understood disease; however several national organizations (led by high-profile celebrities) were beginning to raise money to fund HIV/AIDS research. At the same time, little help was available to those already dealing with the disease, and virtually nothing existed to help individuals in Oklahoma.
By the end of the year, the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund had been formed for the purpose of raising local money to help local people. Since 1992, our annual Red Tie Night has contributed over $12.5 million to assist Oklahomans living with HIV/AIDS.
2019 Red Tie Night Fundraising Committee
25 Years of Red Tie Night in Oklahoma City
Red Tie Night 25th Anniversary Impact
Red Tie Night 2017
Red Tie Night 2016
Although the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund is predominately known for our annual fundraising gala Red Tie Night which raises critical dollars for our community grants program, we do so much more across the state in the areas of HIV prevention, advocacy and care for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Through our HIV Prevention and Care Program, OACF also provides direct services to over 30,000 unduplicated individuals annually through educational outreach events and awareness activities.
Your gift will provide essential funding for HIV prevention and care and allow OACF to continue to advance innovation, reduce stigma, and guide policies that address the statewide coordinated statement of need.