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Light in the Grove 2019

National AIDS Memorial
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Nov 30 6:00PM - 9:30PM

The 10th annual Light in the Grove fundraising gala is on November 30.Completely unique and always a sell-out, it is attended by 700 guests and was voted best LGBT fundraiser in the Bay Area. On the eve of World AIDS Day, the National AIDS Memorial is artistically-illuminated with light displays. Guests experience a candlelight reflection at the Circle of Friends and wander reflectively through the illuminated Redwood Grove to a warmly-lit tent where they enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a buffet dinner with musical and choreographed performances.

This years Lifetime of Commitment honoree is Mario P. Diaz, former Wells Fargo Community Relations Senior Consultant. Since 1989, Mario has held various positions within the Wells Fargo Foundation, and most recently, up through his retirement of July 15, 2019, managed the charitable philanthropic program and volunteerism for the Greater San Francisco Region. His unwavering commitment, compassion, and generosity has resulted in myriad philanthropic partnerships with Bay Area organizations and communities over two continuous decades, having an immeasurable impact on countless lives.


For Prism, Illumination and Glow host levels, please email engraving details to Matt Kennedy at or call 415-765-0446 no later than October 11, 2019.Engravings will occur prior to World AIDS Day, December 1st. Any engraving orders received after October 11, 2019 will be engraved in2020.


Crescents are located on the outer rim of the Circle of Friends, and may include a name with tribute. 60 character limit, please.

  • Crescent of Remembrance(Premiere placement letters are 1-1/2 tall)
  • Crescent of Hope(Major placement letters are 1-3/8 tall)


A name in the Circle of Friends may include up to a first, middle and last name of an individual.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. National AIDS Memorial is a project of Tides Center, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID #943213100.

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