Tribute Celebration 2016

An evening to honor achievements in the fight against AIDS

Saturday, September 17, 2016 at San Francisco Armory

1800 Mission Street, San Francisco

Co-Chairs: Alec Hughes & Sean Livingston

Cocktail Attire

VIP Reception


Start the evening with a private cocktail hour.

Mingle with local community leaders.

VIP ticket required.

Dinner & Program


Enjoy a gourmet seated dinner and hosted bars.

Be inspired by action, service, and a commitment to caring as we present the 2016 Cleve Jones Award.

Support the cause during the live auction.

Mark Leno

We will honor Senator Mark Leno for his tireless service to marginalized community members and commitment to furthering the rights of LGBTQ people with the 2016 Cleve Jones Award.


We will recognize the eight founding members of Black Brothers Esteem (BBE), a community program of San Francisco AIDS Foundation that supports and empowers African American men who are gay, bisexual or same gender loving, celebrating its 20th year with the Community Excellence Award.

Scott Nevins

TV personality, entertainer and one of the breakout stars of the hit Bravo TV show The People’s Couch, Scott Nevins, will host the live auction.
Photo: Cedric Terrell

Join us for this magnificent evening as we reflect upon the work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation and celebrate the incredible strides toward making San Francisco the first U.S. city to end the epidemic.

Enjoy delicious food and drink creations surrounded by the spectacular San Francisco Armory. Help us celebrate and honor leaders and community members who are making a difference in the fight against AIDS.

Purchase Tickets

Guests must be 21+. Tickets are non-transferrable.

If you can’t make it to Tribute Celebration and are still interested in supporting the important work of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, now is your chance!

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Auction Packages

Bid on these luxurious vacation experiences during the program.

The 2015 Tribute Celebration auction is closed. Thank you to everyone that participated!

VIVA MEXICO - Los Cabos Vacation

Relax for a week in a glorious oceanfront location at the Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos. Characterized by stunning natural beauty, Los Cabos is a dream destination for those who enjoy the Great Outdoors – from swimming, diving, and snorkeling to hiking, zip lining, and golf. Cultural attractions, shopping, and amazing nightlife are all on offer as well. Donated by SFX Resorts:

  • A seven night stay in a luxury suite at Hacienda del Mar Los Cabos
  • Enjoy elegant hacienda style accommodation amidst the splendor of gorgeously manicured gardens
  • Two return flights from SFO to SJD Airport

People’s Choice Awards Package

Step out on the red carpet with Hollywood’s elite for the 40th People’s Choice Awards on January 4, 2017 in Los Angeles. This annual event is one of the most anticipated award shows! Go on, bid today and profess your love for pop culture with:

  • Two VIP tickets to the People’s Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles
  • A one-night stay at a downtown Los Angeles hotel
  • Round-trip airfare for two from San Francisco to Los Angeles

AIDS/LifeCycle Ticket to Ride Package

Experience the magic of AIDS/LifeCycle on a breathtaking 7-day fully supported cycle ride down the California coast. This package includes:

  • One fully-paid AIDS/LifeCycle cyclist registration, including the $3,000 fundraising minimum
  • One 3-class package to SoulCycle Castro with shoe hire ($90)
  • Shopping spree in the AIDS/LifeCycle Camp Store (value: $300)
  • One night stay in a Los Angeles hotel following the completion of AIDS/LifeCycle (June 10, 2017)
  • One-way flight for one from Los Angeles to San Francisco
  • Complimentary bike shipping from Los Angeles to San Francisco

Leave Your Heart in San Francisco Package

Fall in love with San Francisco again starting in a boutique hotel boasting views of the San Francisco Bay and easy access to outdoor adventures. Experience some of the best shows, museums, and restaurants the city has to offer with a bounty of guest passes and exclusive tickets.

From Broadway to the Bay Package

Under the leadership of Tony Award-winning producer Carole Shorenstein Hays, the Curran Theater is re-opening its doors with a new look, a new vision, and a new production -- the West Coast premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME. Celebrate the Curran and Broadway with this exclusive package provided by our friends at the Curran Theatre. This package includes:

  • Four tickets to FUN HOME at the Curran in January 2017
  • VIP backstage tour of the Curran for four people
  • Two Tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway
  • VIP reservation & pre or post-show drinks at the exclusive speakeasy, Bar Centrale

The Perfect Host Package

Host an unforgettable dinner party with a private chef dinner event for eight guests in the winner’s home. Dinner will include:

  • A selection of passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Mouthwatering appetizer course, main course, delectable dessert
  • Coffee/tea service
  • Wine pairings with the appetizer and main courses
  • All china, flatware, glass stemware, tablecloth and napkins for dinner service

Luxury Vacation, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Experience a world of modern luxury at the Vidanta Riviera Maya located on the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a seven night vacation amidst natural beauty in a place filled with relaxation during the day and excitement by night. Donated by SFX Resorts:

  • A seven night stay in a villa sleeping 4 adults, Jacuzzi tub
  • Access to five different beautiful resort hotels nestled in the lush Mayan Jungle
  • Two return flights from San Francisco to Cancun
  • Amenities including: 5 resort hotel, 1000 acres of paradise, over half a mile of beach, 17 wonderful bars & restaurants, 15 pristine pools, 3 sanctuaries: flamingo, crocodile, and sea turtle, and 1 Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course

Live Auction Rules

Purchase Tickets

Guests must be 21+. RSVP required. Invitation is non-transferrable.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation All proceeds from Tribute Celebration directly support San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The foundation’s mission is to end the transmission of HIV in San Francisco and improve access to care through education, advocacy, and direct services in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We are proud to offer all of our programs at no cost to our clients through the generous support of our many community partners and individual donors.

Photos from last year's Tribute will go here

Photos from last year's Tribute will go here

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