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, March 4th for our 38th Annual Academy Awards Night Gala. Details to be announced soon!

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.