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




Food & beverage

Gail Dorney, 206-853-9259 

Most events also include some kind of reception(s). Vendors to provide beverages and hors d'oeuvres or desserts are always needed. Although we have a number of generous ongoing donors, we also don't wish to overtap each resource and need to constantly add new ones. Volunteers are needed to help in recruiting food, wine and other beverage vendors.

silent auction

Gary Thackeray, chair, 415-378-6175 
Cameron Stiehl, co-chair, 415-425-9364
auctions @

The Silent Auction committee solicits items for silent and sometimes live auctions. Most events include some kind of auction. Auction items can be collected on a year-round basis. Occasionally on-line auctions may also be held, especially if items do not bring minimum bids at the live auction or are not suited for the live auction. 

media sponsorships/pr

Ken Henderson, Executive Director, 415-931-2515 

We are in constant search of media sponsorship and contacts for print, web and television. Media sponsorships save greatly in advertising costs, helping to maximize funds distributed to beneficiary agencies. 

event production

We need people with theater resources to assist with finding theatrical resources such as costumes, make-up artists, hair stylist, etc. People with stage crew experience are also sometimes needed. 

general event volunteers

Douglas Hudson, Chair, 415-368-5605

​volunteer @

The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation needs ongoing as well as event specific volunteers. Volunteers can either join an existing committee or share resources for several committees. To volunteer to work at an event or on an ongoing basis, please 
call us at 415-931-0317
volunteer @


clerical & general support

Ken Henderson, Executive Director, 415-931-2515

Douglas Hudson, Chair, 415-368-5605

We often need people to help with clerical projects, sending letters and assisting with mailings, updating our data base, organizing and filing in our offices, etc.