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silent & live auctions

Our year-long sponsors to date


July 16: One Night Only with the cast of School of Rock, Brava Theater

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

Sept. 17: Celebrity Cruises Soirée on the Bay Party for REAF, Celebrity Solstice, Pier 27

Sept. 24: One Night Only with the cast of Phantom of the Opera, Marines' Memorial Theater

Dec. 10: Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVII, Marines' Memorial Theater

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 in 2015 and capitalize on our 24 year history of successful fundraising through quality entertainment events. REAF 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 2018 events to date include Meals On Wheels of San Francisco, Larkin Street Youth Services, Positive Resource Center and AIDS Legal Referral Panel.  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will also benefit from our One Night Only Benefit Cabaret series and Broadway Bares/San Francisco Strips III.

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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