Academy of Friends annually produces the world’s premier Academy Awards Night Charity Gala as the centerpiece of its efforts to raise funds, award donations, and encourage volunteerism that benefit a diverse set of HIV/AIDS organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Join us Sunday, February 26 for Shanghai Nights: Academy Awards Night Gala at The Midway.

Thank you to our incredible sponsors, partners and guests at Academy of Friends' 37th Annual Academy Awards Night Gala: Shanghai Nights at The Midway.

Big thanks to tablehopper for curating an awesome list of food sponsors including some of the finest restaurants in SF: Tartine, Perle, Mister Jiu's, Motze, Liholiho Yacht Club, Junju, Caviar Co, Chubby Noodle, Nomica, Dosa, The Saratoga, Onsen, Parallel 37, Salt & Straw, E&O, Pabu, Jane the Bakery, Blue Stem BrasserieDabba and Slanted Door; wine and champagne by amazing vintners while watching this year's exciting and unpredictable Oscars®.

Congrats to our winners of a 2017 Mercedes Benz CLA from Mercedes Benz of San Francisco or a nine-day European cruise (including airfare) courtesy of Celebrity Cruises.

This year's Live Auction items included:

  • Round trip business class tickets from China Eastern Airlines & hotel stay from The Peninsula Shanghai

  • Tickets to a performance of SHN's Hamilton Bid

  • SF Giants Package

Sponsors include: Western Health Advantage, Mercedes-Benz of San Francisco, Ketel One, Bulleit, Celebrity Cruises, iHeartRadio, Tablehopper, Nordstrom Cares, MAC AIDS Fund, China Eastern Airlines, FramelineWells Fargo, CapitalOne and more to be announced!

Special thanks to: Rent the Runway & Go BANG!

100% of ticket sales will be distributed to our six HIV/AIDS Services beneficiaries : AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Aguilas, Maitri Compassionate Care, Openhouse, HIV Nightline and The Spahr Center, following the Gala.

 


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