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2011 Fundraising Event


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On February 24, 2011, an extraordinary evening will take place at the newly renovated historic Lincoln Theater. The OSU Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program will be joining forces with the Wexner Center for the Arts to present a benefit performance of Anna Deavere Smith’s tour de force, Let Me Down Easy. This critically acclaimed collection of testimonials will take you on a journey of insight, empathy, and understanding through the challenges we all face in coping with difficult issues like traumatic injury, illness, loss, and mortality.

This extraordinary event will help raise awareness and funding for both the STAR Program and the Wexner Center. Plans for the evening include a pre-event cocktail reception hosted by President Gee, the performance, and an opportunity to meet Anna Deavere Smith after the show. We hope that you will join us.

Single tickets that evening will begin at $250, and sponsorship packages will be available for individuals, corporations, and foundations. Formal invitations for the benefit will be mailed, but should you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Holly Kastan of the STAR Program (614) 293-5191 or Elaine Gounaris of the Wexner Center at (614) 292-0444.

Many thanks for your interest and support of the OSU Stress, Trauma, and Resilience (STAR) Program and the Wexner Center for the Arts. We hope you share our enthusiasm for this exceptional cross-campus collaboration that brings great artistry together with great medical care to showcase the power of One Ohio State University.