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​theme song by Nancy Lamott.

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




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.

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Covid-19 is real and we encourage everyone to follow CDC guidelines until this pandemic  subsides and the CDC has instructed us it is safe to leave our homes and socialize. PLEASE  follow their guidelines and wash your hands frequently, especially if you have been outside and use hand sanitizers as well. Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6' to 10' distance between you and anyone else you have not been sheltered with at home. This Delta variant is VERY contagious!

REAF cancelled all of our 2020 in-theater events as well as most 2021 events.  We did present several virtual events over the course of the pandemic and are hoping to return to in-theater events by late 2022.  This will not be an easy time for REAF as we will no longer have our usual operating funds coming in for the foreseeable future and we are doing all we can to minimize expenses as well as introduce new ways to obtains funds.  All REAF events for the foreseeable future will be VACCINATED ONLY events and will follow the latest CDC guidelines at that time

PLEASE, stay safe, stay healthy and find effective ways to stay sane.  Reach out to friends and family to ensure they are ok and remember, we are all in this together. We all need each other and we need to look after each other. The entertainment industry has been hit hard by this virus and many performers we have enjoyed over the years no longer have income. Please support local theater and performers in any ways you can.  They will be here for you when this is all over. 

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation​

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 andalso 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.

Project Open Hand will be the beneficiary of "Help is on the Way for the Holidays XX."

A program of REAF

An exclusive club for REAF high donors


Proper is proud to celebrate with our 2021 edition Proper Pride Package that includes: 1 Proper Pride T-shirt per room, Proper bottled cocktail for two, $5 Donation per night stayed to Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, and Raffle entry for a 2 night stay @ any Proper Hotel (one entry per night stayed)

 1 night rate = BAR, stay 2+nights for 10% off
•       Package Includes:
        - 1 Proper Pride T-Shirt per room
         - Pride bottled cocktail, “Moonage
         Daydream” (inspired by a David Bowie
         song) for two curated by Bon Vivants
         - $5 Donation per night stayed to
         Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
         _1 Entry per night stayed into raffle for
         2nt stay @ any Proper Hotel
Rate & Promo Codes, bookable on our booking engine with the following rate code “PRIDE”


Feb. 13: One Night Only with the cast of MEAN GIRLS Marines Memorial Theater, 7:30pm

​April 1: House Party PS: PINK SATURDAY-PS, home of Joe Troncoso, Palm Springs

July 16: Help is on the Way XXIX, Marines' Memorial Theater, SF


Celebrate Pride 2023 at Sea with Celebrity Cruises.

Choose your cruise from the list above and let your Pride show. 

Celebrity Cruises is the official cruise line of REAF.

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