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Academy of Friends' Toast the 2016 Nominees Event

Please join Academy of Friends as we "Toast the Nominees" at SuiGeneris on Thursday, January 21, 2016. 

At this event we'll toast the nominees of the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Enjoy cocktails, delicious appetizers, and a Bowtie Tying Clinic (in case you want to learn), and shop for your fabulous frock for our 2016 Gala.  You'll also have a chance to win some great door prizes. Tickets available online and at the door. 


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Sponsors (Underwriters) attend our events for free!

As an individual sponsor (underwriter) or corporate sponsor you are providing the resources that support our annual Academy Awards® Night Gala where the money raised goes to support HIV/AIDS services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more about our 2016 beneficiaries:

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

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.

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.

Project Inform

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.

Earlier Event: December 9
Academy of Friends 2015 Holiday Reception
Later Event: February 18