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At this event, AOF will host an Art and Wine Auction to raise money for bay area HIV/AIDS organizations.

Friday, April 24th
6:00-­‐8:30 pm

111 Minna Gallery
San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2015—Academy of Friends (AOF) announces it’s first annual Art and Wine Auction sponsored by 111 Minna Gallery. The art house is a perfect place to showcase an amazing collection of artwork and wine benefitting local HIV/AIDS non-­‐profits. Tickets are $50 per person, include entry to the event plus two drink tickets, light bites and can be purchased at

At the event on April 24th, from 6:00-­‐8:30PM, AOF offers both live and silent auctions plus a selection of cocktails, wine and bites. Live auction items will include amazing artwork, unique travel adventures and a VIP tour of San Francisco with silent auction items ranging from restaurant gift certificates to theater tickets as well as local tours and jewelry. There will also be several fun door prize drawings throughout the evening.

The monies raised from the night’s auctions will benefit local HIV/AIDS Services. AOF provides grants to support organizations delivering a broad range of community services. Direct care grants, such as food, housing, counseling, financial assistance, or legal services. This year’s beneficiaries include AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP), Huckleberry Youth Programs, HIV/AIDS Nightline, HIV Story Project, LGBTQ Connection, Positive Resource Center (PRC) and Project Open Hand.

Academy of Friends was founded in 1980 as a small, private Academy Awards® night party shared by 25 friends over a little food, champagne and Hollywood glamour. This annual gathering soon formalized itself into a gala party with the expressed mission of raising revenue and awareness of the scourge of HIV and AIDS affecting the greater San Francisco community. During the ensuing 35 years, Academy of Friends has become acclaimed nationwide for producing one of the biggest and best formal attire Academy Awards® parties outside of Los Angeles, all done with the express purpose of Celebrating Life and Empowering Hope.

To become an Individual Sponsor, Corporate Sponsor, learn more about the 2016 Gala, or simply to volunteer, please call 415/995 9890 or visit