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REAF’s founders, the late Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, envisioned a world without AIDS when they created this agency. REAF’s focus has always been, and continues to be, to support AIDS services until there is a cure. With recent advancements in HIV treatments and promising research for a cure however, REAF has expanded our focus areas of what we support and capitalize on our 22 year history of successful fundraising through quality entertainment events. REAF now also supports programs that provide food for the needy and programs that support homeless and disenfranchised youth in addition to continued funding for HIV programs in the SF Bay Area. 

Beneficiaries for our 2017 events to date include Meals On Wheels of San Francisco, Positive Resource Center (summer gala), Larkin Street Youth Services, Project Open Hand (holiday gala) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (One Night Only Benefit Cabaret series).

silent & live auctions

Our year-long sponsors to date

All REAF events feature live and/or silent auctions to help offset the costs of productions and increase revenue to our beneficiary partners. Donors to our auctions receive recognition on our event website as well as onsite in the auction and in the auction handout at the gala. Live auction donations are also promoted from the stage during the auction as well as special promotions through social media. To make a donation to one of our live or silent auction packages, email us at or click the link below to download a donation form.

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation​

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Our resource guide to SF LGBT Nonprofits, Arts & Athletic Groups, Activities & Events

Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth 


December 4: Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVI, Marines' Memorial Theater

February 26:  One Night Only with the cast of BOOK OF MORMON

August 19: Help is on the Way XXIV,Herbst Theater