Tribute Celebration 2017

Honoring 35 Years of Serving San Francisco

Saturday, September 16, 2017
at San Francisco City Hall

1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl


Peter BorkonSean LivingstonMegan Minkiewicz

Cocktail Attire

VIP Reception


Start the evening with a hosted cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception in the Rotunda.

Mingle with community leaders.

VIP ticket required.

Cocktail Hour


Dinner & Program


Enjoy a seated gourmet dinner and hosted bars.

Be inspired as we present the 2017 Cleve Jones Award and Community Excellence Award.

Support the cause and take home fabulous prize packages from the live auction.


Join us for an inspiring evening at San Francisco City Hall marking 35 years of San Francisco AIDS Foundation as we honor leaders in the response to HIV and unite to face the challenges ahead.

Tribute Celebration is an annual gala in support of education, advocacy, and direct services in communities most vulnerable to HIV.

Purchase Tickets

Guests must be 21+. RSVP is required.

2017 Honorees

Corporate Pillar Award

Diane Jones & Roma Guy
Cleve Jones Award

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Keystone Partner Award

Syringe Access Collaborative
Community Excellence Award

Auction Packages

Bid on these luxurious vacation experiences during the program.

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


Soak up the dazzling views of Napa with tastings from several extraordinary wineries. You'll stay local in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, at the Boyd Family Vineyard, known for their ultra-premium Merlot and Syrah. Don't miss out on their Ruby Tuesday Frosé! Value: $1994


A vacation in the woods has never been as glamorous as this four-night stay in Russian River; you'll be just a short drive from downtown Guerneville, river beaches, wine tasting, and so much more. Value: $2350


Escape for a weekend to the City of Angels! Immerse yourself
in the legacy of Elizabeth Taylor with this one-of-a-kind package full of true treasures and a chance to experience the history behind the woman who became a pioneer in the fight to end the AIDS epidemic. And catch another celebrity pioneer in action with VIP tickets to The Ellen DeGeneres Show! Value $2500


Pack your most fabulous derby hat and grab five of your favorite people for a weekend at the race track. After sipping a mint julep and watching the race, you can enjoy one of the many spirited restaurants nearby before enjoying the evening at an Oceanside vacation home! Value: $4350


Treat yourself with this delightful collection featuring of some of San Francisco's finest restaurants, shows, and attractions. What better way to follow a fabulous meal at a Michelin star restaurant than with two tickets to a show at the Curran Theater through your very own Curran Club membership? Value: $2554


Karl the Fog got you down? Ditch him for the fun of fabulous Miami Beach and enjoy the 2018 Winter Party Festival in VIP style. These passes will get you premium access to the parties that sell out every year. After a long weekend in beautiful Miami, you may never want to come back. Value: $3700


Experience the magic of AIDS/LifeCycle with a fully funded
Ticket to Ride, which includes various features, like a 1-year gym membership to Studio Mix, and a Nike+ Fuelband, that will help you prepare for this breathtaking 7-day fully-supported ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Value: $7439

Live Auction Rules:

The live auction will begin at 8:30 p.m. on September 16, 2016. To enter a bid, the bidder should raise his or her hand and the provided glow-stick. A spotter will be on hand to identify bidder in their section. A bid will be registered only when formally recognized and called by the auctioneer. Winning bidders will need to complete a copy of the bid sheet with their contact information and signature.

Payment and Receipt of Items: Items purchased the night of the auction can be paid at the auction or after the auction with a credit card or check. Payment may be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. San Francisco AIDS Foundation staff will follow-up with bidders on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 to make arrangements for transfer of winning items.

Your bid, oral or written, constitutes a legal contract.
All checks should be made payable to San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
All sales are final.
Auctioneer: Michael Tate does not make any representation or warranty with respect to the property being offered at auction or the auction itself.

Restrictions: All items offered in the auction are subject to a minimum starting bid.

Note: Donors who purchase items may claim a charitable contribution deduction for the excess of the purchase price paid for an item over its fair market value, listed after the package description as "value". Please consult your individual tax advisor to determine how much of your contribution is deductible.

Purchase Tickets

Guests must be 21+. RSVP required.

San Francisco AIDS Foundation All proceeds from Tribute Celebration directly support San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Our 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.


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