143 days until Spotlight.

About us

For more than 25 years, the Indianapolis performing arts community has come together for Deborah J. Simon Spotlight, a night of song, dance, drama and theater to raise money for The Indiana AIDS Fund, a fundraising program of The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis. The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis is the largest private funder of HIV/AIDS programs in Indiana, and Spotlight is the largest HIV prevention arts fundraiser in the Midwest.

Serving for

To date, the Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis has provided more than $30 million to more than 75 partner organizations throughout Indiana through the Indiana AIDS Fund. The Fund has been recognized for funding cutting-edge treatment as prevention and testing programs that otherwise would not have received support from other sources.


Spotlight 2023 Performances (subject to change)

Relevations Dance Company

Relevations Dance Company, at its core, has been based in outreach, and creating opportunity for those who love to move to be in a safe space to grow and expand their artistry.


Academy of Dance Arts

Instilling the joy of dance with professional teachers in a non-competitive environment.


Angel Burlesque

Indianapolis based burlesque troupe


Ballet Theatre of Carmel

The Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy is a pre-professional ballet school dedicated to developing dancers to their fullest potential as both artists and community members.



At Be Out Loud Theatre, we provide a great setting for a wide range of plays in Indianapolis.


Dance Kaleidoscope

Dance Kaleidoscope is known for their world class performances, and their movement is grounded in athleticism and technical expertise.


Indiana Ballet Conservatory

The Indiana Ballet Conservatory is a pre-professional ballet school committed to providing the best classical ballet training to its students and launching the next generation of dancers onto the world stage.


Kids Dance Outreach

Kids Dance Outreach provides accessible, high-quality dance and arts education to Indianapolis children.


Meraki Dance Company

Meraki Dance Company is a nonprofit organization that presents the highest quality of dance training performances while improving the skills of emerging and professional dancers in a nurturing environment.


Spotlight is the Indiana AIDS Fund’s primary fundraiser for HIV prevention through testing and treatment program grants in Indiana.

With your support, we can positively impact Hoosiers at risk for HIV, keep those with HIV on life-saving medications, and increase the amount of funds we grant to agencies and organizations across the state for prevention and HIV testing.

Become a Sponsor


Our thanks to the following generous sponsors of Spotlight 2023

Title Sponsor

Deborah J. Simon

Presenting Sponsor

Efroymson Family Fund


Shalom Health Care Center
The National Bank of Indianapolis
Ryan Nix & Dan Mendoza
Derek Theriac & James E. Spain
Bradley Jacklin & Caleb Gris
Michael Carter & Marcie Brown-Carter
Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Blue & Co., LLC
Circle City HIV/AIDS Coalition
Jason Grisell & David Chropka
Douglas L. Tillman
Sean Obermeyer & Nathan Nitsch
Michael Butler
Michelle McBroom
Matthew Holley
Clayton Taylor
Lisa & John Vielee
C.H. Douglas & Gray Wealth Management
Aspire Indiana Health
Peter Slaymaker & Tim Garnett, MD
Denton Bingham Greenebaum, LLP
Derrick Summers
Gloria King, PhD
Jon Markee & Shane Foley
Samir Gupta, MD
Ryan Cromer
Scott Ziegler


Monday, April 17, 2023
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University


Spotlight 2023 tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or by visiting Butler Arts Center’s Clowes Memorial Hall box office. General admission tickets for the performances are available for $25 and a very limited number of VIP tickets are still available for $150.

VIP Reception:6:00pm – 7:00pm

If you cannot make the show and would still like to support the cause, you can also mail your donation to:

Indiana AIDS Fund, Inc
429 East Vermont Street, Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Make check payable to the Indiana AIDS Fund, Inc. All donations are tax deductible, Tax ID: 83-0918594