Come out & enjoy a night of glitz and glam with food provided by the Bay Area’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine and champagne by amazing vintners at the most over the top Academy Awards event in the Bay Area. Have fun watching the 2016 Oscars® viewable from most every angle in the Galleria at the San Francisco Design Center 101 Henry Adams St. Bid on hundreds of fabulous items in the 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 raffle drawings, performance from the cast of Dirty Dancing then dj dancing until the doors close plus an after party at SFOasis 298 11th St.!
100% of ticket and raffle sales will be distributed to six HIV/AIDS services providers following the gala. 2016 beneficiaries include: AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP), Maitri Compassionate Care, Positive Resource Center Project Open Hand, Project Inform, San Francisco Suicide Prevention‘s HIV Nightline.
Sunday February 28 5 PM – 10 PM
Can’t make it to the Gala? Join Academy of Friends and Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco, at their 2016 VIP Pre-Party! Enjoy champagne, wine, cocktails, food, live music.
Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Academy of Friends was founded in 1980 by Kile Ozier as a small, private Oscar Night party with some great food, lots of champagne, and plenty of glamour. Over the years the party became an HIV/AIDS fundraiser and is now one of the largest contributors to HIV/AIDS services providers in the Bay Area. Per Gil Padia, member of the Board since 2012 and current Board Chair “The work of Academy of Friends would not be possible without the efforts of my colleagues and all-volunteer Board which includes a diverse group of ages and backgrounds dedicated to this worthy cause.”
Academy of Friends produces its premier Academy Awards Night Charity Gala as the annual centerpiece of its efforts to raise funds, award donations, and encourage volunteerism. To date, Academy of Friends has distributed over $8.7 million to more than 73 HIV/AIDS agencies. Donations are encouraged http://www.academyoffriends.org/donate/ and so are tax-deductible Silent Auction Donations http://www.academyoffriends.org/silent-auction/ Their typical Gala draws over 1000 attendees and Silent Auction contributors are prominently featured in program materials. It’s an easy way to show your support for the community while promoting your business or service
As they celebrate their 36th year, you are cordially invited to join in their fundraising efforts as a volunteer http://www.academyoffriends.org/volunteer/ or join in the fun at their Academy Awards Night Gala on February 28, 2016.
Information by Gil Padia – to Paul Margolis, OurTownSF.org