Join Academy of Friends' A GATHERING OF ROYALS presented by Nordstrom San Francisco Centre on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the San Francisco Design Center. This marks the 36th Annual Academy Awards Night Gala with ticket sales benefitting HIV/AIDS Services in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Everyone at the event will enjoy food provided by the Bay Area's finest restaurants and caterers, wine and champagne by amazing vintners along with a fun way to watch the 2016 Oscars® viewable from most every angle in the Galleria. Bid on hundreds of fabulous items in our silent auction. Win a 2016 Mercedes GLA from Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco or a 7 Day Caribbean Cruise from Celebrity Cruises. Following the awards broadcast, be ready for our raffle drawings, incredible live entertainment including a performance from SHN's Dirty Dancing then dj dancing until the doors close plus an after party at SF Oasis!
Sponsors include Nordstrom, Western Health Advantage, SHN: Broadway in San Francisco, iHeartRadio, Ketel One,Eleven Inc., San Francisco Design Center, and more to announced!
More details to be announced.
100% of ticket sales will be distributed to our six HIV/AIDS Services beneficiaries* following the gala. Our 2016 beneficiaries include:
AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP)
The Mission of ALRP is to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues. ALRP accomplishes this mission by providing free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.
HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to over 10,000 calls annually from all over the United States. What makes the Nightline unique is their hours. For people receiving their HIV test results after work at a clinic, to people just having a night of unsafe sexual exposure, the program is often the only resource open for immediate care.
Maitri provides compassionate residential care to people living with AIDS in need of hospice or 24-hour care and cultivates the deepest respect and love for life among its residents and caregivers.
Project Inform fights the HIV and hepatitis C epidemics by assuring the development of effective treatments and a cure; supporting individuals to make informed choices about their health; advocating for quality, affordable health care; and promoting medical strategies that prevent new infections.
Project Open Hand
Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand provides nutritious 'meals with love' to seniors and critically ill neighbors in San Francisco and Alameda County. Our nutritious food is like medicine, helping clients stay stronger, recover and lead healthier lives.
Positive Resource Center
The mission of the Positive Resource Center is to assist people affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education, training and advocacy. As a result, our clients can make more informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.