starburst gala fundraiser sept 14, 2023 at stifel theater

Starburst Gala Returns to the Stifel Theater September 14

The annual fundraiser for Affinia Healthcare Foundation is returning to the Stifel Theater September 14.

The Starburst Gala is the premiere fundraising event for the Affinia Healthcare Foundation. The Affinia Healthcare Foundation provides funding and resources to support care and services for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised in our community.

“The Starburst Gala is an opportunity for the community to recognize and further support the phenomenal work Affinia Healthcare is doing in our community,” said Yvonne Buhlinger, Executive Vice President, Affinia Healthcare Foundation. “And we’re so excited to bring the Gala back in-person. We are so grateful for the support we received from our donors during the pandemic. The support of donors and community members was critical during this time. We appreciate that so many helped us continue to serve and care for our patients in need.”

The Affinia Healthcare Foundation strives to secure financial resources to address unmet healthcare needs in our community through the strategic initiatives of Affinia Healthcare. These initiatives include immigrant and refugee health; dental health for veterans; behavioral health (substance abuse and violence prevention); maternal and infant mortality; and services for the unhoused in our community.

“This year the theme of our Starburst Gala is Advancing Equity, focusing on the health disparities among Black, Brown, LGBTQA+ individuals and other vulnerable populations in our region,” Buhlinger explained. “Several community leaders will be recognized with our Advancing Equity award during the Starburst Gala.”

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available. For more information, go to: or call Yvonne Buhlinger at 314-814-8507.