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Billings, Montana
2906 1st Avenue
N. Suite 200, 59101
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Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


World AIDS Day 2012

On December 1st, 2012, the Yellowstone AIDS Project hosted the 17th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit at the Big Horn Resort at 6 pm. The event was a success thanks to the support and dedication of our staff, volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Please click below to see pictures from the evening courtesy of Evolve Studio Images!

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World AIDS Day Award Recipient

Dr. Claire Oakley - Dr. Oakley has had an impact on HIV services in our community in a number of ways. As a past Board Member for the Yellowstone AIDS Project, she provided years of guidance and valuable insights that strengthened our efforts. She also gives her own time and recruits others to volunteer at events throughout the year. Further, as a Professor at Rocky Mountain College, she has impacted hundrededs of students by raising their awareness of HIV/AIDS and by inspiring them to become actively involved in the community. These efforts have truly made a difference in many lives and will continue to have positive ripple effect well into the future.

Mark Ackerman Volunteer Award Recipient

Partnership Meals Program - Many of our clients struggle to meet basic needs and face the agonizing choice between buying food or paying for other necessities. Therefore, the Partnership Meals Program is a vital project that has a direct and powerful impact. While having delivered meals to persons living with HIV for years, this program has expanded over the past year to include preparing homemade frozen meals for clients in our office. This project is made possible by volunteers from St. Stephens Episcopal Church and AIDSpirit USA, and is supported by a grant from St. Vincent Healthcare. Volunteers meet monthly to prepare meals and deliver them to YAP so our clients can have good, nutritious food when times are tight. Our clients express ongoing gratitude for not just the delicious meals but the caring, thoughtful volunteers who make it all possible.

World AIDS Day Artist

Brent Cotton creted the beautiful, "Dawning of a New Day" painting to commemorate the Yellowstone AIDS Project's 17th Annual World AIDS Day Benefit. Regarding the painting Brent had this to share, "I wanted to create a piece that would be appealing to many folks and hopefully convey a quiet and peacefull moment we can all appreciate." Raised on his family's cattle ranch in Idaho, Brent's first lessons in art were taught by his grandmother, a talented watercolorist. These early years and his time as a guide in Idaho and Alaska have influenced his work as he strives to create a mood of peace through his art. His work has been recognized through several national awards including the prestigious national competition "Arts for the Parks" where he won both the People's Choice and Region III awards. His work also hangs in many corporate and private collections included collectors such as Oprah Winfrey and Tom Brokaw. Brent and his wife, Jennifer, live in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of Montana. We thank him for his generosity and for creating a breathtaking piece to honor & commemorate our 2012 World AIDS Day Benefit.


2012 Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors

Grace Frankforter

Sapphire Sponsors

Mercedes-Benz of Billings

RiverStone Health

St. Vincent Healthcare

Ruby Sponsors

Billings Clinic

Planned Parenthood of Montana

Navigator Direct

Ronald and Karin Smith

Catherine Foster

Michael Mathew

Emerald Sponsors

Montana Department of Health and Human Services

Pearl Sponsors

Creamation and Funeral Gallery

MMH Enterprises LLC

Moulton Bellingham PC

Walla Walla University

Parmacy 1

Bren's Consulting

Walmart of Laurel

Auction Donors

Adam Kelley Instalation Specialties

American West Gallery

Angry Hanks

Angie Heaney Photography

Apex Co. and Trout Peak Enterprises

Ashley Furniture

Auto Auction of Montana

Backdoor Quilt Shoppe

Richard Baugh

Anja Berube

Bernina Sewing Center


Billings Athletic Club

Billings Mustangs

Bonanza Health Foods, Inc.

Boston Harbor Tea

Bistro Enzo

Michael Capser

Cafe' Italia/ McCormick Cafe'/Q Cuisine



The Corbyns

Ron Daem

Phyllis Ditto

Elliot Eaton

The Fireplace Center


The Glass Rabit

Gainan's Flowers

Hobie Hare


Chuck & Carol Heath

Harry Koyama Fine Art

Kevin Red Star

Help You Heal

Billings Home Staging

Jennifer Crow

Jazzercise of Billings

Joy of Living

Medicine Flower Lodge

MMH Enterprises LLC


Jody Lafko - Silpada

Lindsey Manning Griffin - Rodan and Fields

Janey Mahoney

Montana Vintage Clothing

Old Chicago Restaurant

Oxford Hotel Antiques

Alan Patterson - New Attitude Styling Salon


Red Lodge Mountain Resort

Rib & Chop House

Rimrock Art and Frame

Rimrock Opera Company

The Rock Pile


Ashley Robichaux - BeautiControl

Santa Fe Red's

Scheels Sports

Simply Wine

The Soup Place

Sweet Grass Sandwich Co.

Sweet Cafe'

TLC Lingerie

Western Awards and Engraving

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary

Xpress Delivery Service

Kay Wells