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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 




REAF Partner/Sponsor benefits are tiered by level,
and may include:

  • tickets to "Help is on the Way" and other events admission to the pre-show reception and silent auction hosted by premier Bay Area restaurants and wineries.
  • corporate logo placement in programs, invitations, posters, flyers and all display advertising. 
  • gift bag access for placement of select promotional items, 
  • acknowledgment from the stage at the gala by guest celebrities or REAF principals, complimentary display advertising in the souvenir program book,
  • invitations to all underwriter/sponsor receptions, 
  • logo display in this website with links to corporate site, 
  • testimonial solicitation from corporate representatives for REAF promotional videos and other collateral materials, 
  • invitations to promotional events to publicize corporate support of the Foundation, 
  • sponsor exposure via promotional materials distributed to media outlets,
  • networking opportunities with other Foundation partners, ​
  • invitations for key corporate representatives to serve on the Foundation Advisory Board or special committees. 

2023 INDIVIDUAL Sponsor Levels
Three House Party PS Events and REAF Pride Party

Please consider becoming a sponsor of REAF's 2023 Help is on the Way gala, or a year-long sponsor of ALL 2023 benefit shows.  Sponsor levels and benefits are described in the sponsorship package downloadable at the link below. Sponsors help underwrite the cost of the production and help ensure that 100% of the ticket sales go directly the beneficiary agencies. 

In 1994, two mothers who each lost their only son to AIDS gave birth to an idea to help raise funds for the agencies who helped care for their sons before they died. Twenty five years later, The Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) has distributed well over $3.5 million to over 34 direct service agencies. Over that time period, REAF has also produced some of the Bay Area's biggest and best, star-studded, Broadway-themed entertainment events and numerous other smaller shows, parties and receptions.  

But REAF isn't just about producing shows. Our mission has been to ensure life-sustaining services continue to be available for people living with HIV and AIDS. Funds provided by REAF have provided medical and hospice care, home delivered meals, day care, case management services, job retraining and benefits counseling, HIV testing, psychological counseling, housing, AIDS prevention education and outreach plus much more. Beginning in 2015, we also help provide home-delivered meals and support for thousands of seniors and other home-bound, low-income individuals as well as support for homeless, runaway, underserved and disenfranchised youth. Beneficiaries of our summer gala, "Help is on the Way XXV" and  "Help is on the Way for the Holidays XVIII" in December will be announced before January, 2019.  

Sponsors receive a wide range of benefits including tickets to benefit concerts for employees or clients, complimentary ads in gala programs, logo display in programs, invitations, email promotions and on our website and other benefits as detailed in the downloadable sponsor proposal. 

AAA  / California State Automobile Assoc.

Wells Fargo 

Ketel One Vodka 

Charles Schwab 

Delta Dental 

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 

Randall Schiller Productions 

Acme Scenery 

Paragon Real Estate 

Joi de Vivre 

San Francisco Federal Credit Union 

San Francisco Magazine 

Bay Area Reporter 

SF Bay Times 

Gloss Magazine 

KGO Radio 


Nob Hill Gazette 

Stepin2 My Green World

Sophisticate Interiors

Steven Montes Special Events

Serenity MedSpa

United Airlines 
Abbott Laboratories
Allstate Insurance
American Airlines
Bank of the West
Bristol-Myers Squibb Immunology
DFS Group, Ltd.
Elevation Salon & Café
E*Trade, Inc. 
Ford Motor Company
Gap, Inc.
Hartmann Studios
Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe
Long's Drug Stores
Macy's West 
Mervyn's California
Mt. Tamalpias Cemetery & Mortuary
Randall Schiller Productions
Rotunda Restaurant
Saab Automobiles
San Francisco Hilton & Towers
24 Hour Fitness
Seton Medical Center
Seton Medical Center Coastside
Theatre Bay Area
The Rrazz Room
Tibotek Therapeutics
Urban Events
Zephyr Real Estate

past partners & sponsors