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Join us in honoring the remarkable achievements of community members and leaders who have acted in bold and brave ways to help move us all closer to ending the AIDS epidemic.

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Let’s Celebrate!

Join us in honoring the remarkable achievements of community members and leaders who have acted in bold and brave ways to help move us all closer to ending the AIDS epidemic.

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Saturday, September 10

The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Cocktail Attire

  1. 6 pm Cocktail Hour
  2. 7:15 pm Dinner and Award Ceremony
  3. 9 pm Afterparty

Enjoy craft cocktails and a gourmet dinner with us in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home. In the true spirit of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we're meeting you where you are.

Event Co-Chairs

Philip Hodges • Megan Minkiewicz

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Honorees

Douglas Brooks

Cleve Jones Leadership Award

Douglas Brooks’ longtime dedication to ending the AIDS epidemic is evident in his impressive career, which includes The Presidential Advisory Council of HIV/AIDS, White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and Gilead. Throughout his career, he has focused on turning attention to populations most affected by the epidemic— notably those who are Black and LatinX, Black women, transgender men and women, and people living in the Southern U.S.

JP Morgan Chase

Corporate Pillar Award

A leader in corporate philanthropy, JP Morgan Chase has been a longtime partner in the fight for health justice. From ongoing employee engagement and volunteering, to providing transformational grant support to expand SFAF’s TransCare programming, JP Morgan Chase’s advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community serves as an excellent example of authentic corporate partnership.

Meet Your Host

Black Benatar

Black Benatar aka Mx. Beatrice Thomas is a director, multidisciplinary social practice artist and drag queen. Thomas’ work has graced the stages of the deYoung Museum, CounterPulse, SomArts Cultural Center, Bindlestiff Studio, BRAVA Theater, and SF PRIDE. They were recently a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow, and premiered their show, Black Benatar's Black Magic Cabaret, on the stage of Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City.

All proceeds from Tribute Celebration directly support San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Our vision to achieve health justice is centered around a commitment to addressing the political, social, and environmental conditions that create health disparities. Our work strengthens the public health system and actively engages clients in developing solutions to structural barriers and systemic oppression they may experience.

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Sponsors

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Jennie Nicholls-Smith, at jnicholls-smith@sfaf.org.