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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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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 and our Small Emergency Grants Program.


December 4: "The Lion Sings Tonight" at Club Fugazi, a special One Night Only by the cast of Disney's the Lion King.


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 resume our normal activities.  All REAF events for the foreseeable future will be VACCINATED ONLY events and will follow the latest CDC guidelines at that time. 

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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