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Saturday, October 10, 2020

City View, Metreon

6:30 pm
Virtual Cocktail Hour

7:30 pm
Speaking program and award ceremony

8:15 pm
Afterparty with DJ SeekTen

All registered viewers will receive a link to the event broadcast in the days leading up to October 10.

Philip Hodges • Megan Minkiewicz

Cocktail Attire

Save the date for Tribute Celebration, a fabulous and inspiring evening honoring the achievements of community members and leaders in the fight to end HIV. This year, we’re bringing Tribute to YOU! Register to join us on October 10 and choose how you’d like to celebrate at home – from a cozy Tribute for Two package to a Tribute Dinner Party, complete with personal chef! San Francisco AIDS Foundation will deliver all food, cocktails, and party supplies to your doorstep.

Guests must be 21+. RSVP is required.

Our community’s health and safety is our top priority. Therefore, we will be requiring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test for all Tribute Celebration attendees.


Contactless delivery provided for all packages. San Francisco AIDS Foundation staff are working with local and state officials to ensure all relevant public health guidelines are followed so you can have a safe and enjoyable celebration come October 10.


Community Advocacy Award

Ms. Billie Cooper

Ms. Billie Cooper has been a fierce and fearless champion for Black, Trans, and Non-Binary people. From creating TransLife, our programming for Trans and Non-Binary people, to her longtime activism across numerous local organizations, as well as her historic election to the Castro Cultural District Advisory Board, Ms. Cooper has played a critical role in empowering the Bay Area transgender community.

Corporate Pillar Award

Morrison & Foerster

Morrison & Foerster’s enduring support through advocacy, pro bono legal counsel, volunteering, and funding demonstrates a true partnership with SFAF in our fight for health justice.

Cleve Jones Leadership Award

Speaker Nancy Pelosi

With a history of HIV activism that spans over three decades, Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s commitment to people living with or at risk of HIV is undisputed. She has led legislative efforts to ensure HIV funding both domestically and globally, advance the priorities of people living with HIV, and end stigma and discrimination. Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s leadership has played a critical role in improving the lives of people living with HIV, not just in the Bay Area, but across the country.

VIP Reception


Start the evening with hosted bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and VIP entertainment.

VIP ticket required.

Cocktails & Dinner


Enjoy fabulous gourmet food stations and hosted bars.

Program & Live Auction


Support the cause and take home fabulous packages from our live and silent auctions.

Dessert & Dancing


Enjoy delicious dessert stations.

Join us on the dance floor to close out the evening in style.

Tribute Celebration Emcee

JONATHAN BENNETT Known for his star-making role as Aaron Samuels in the hit film MEAN GIRLS, Jonathan can currently be seen on the hit ABC show, STATION 19. He’s been a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and hosts the Times Square New Year’s Eve bash each year. Jonathan has also starred in The CW’s SUPERGIRL, the hit CBS show CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER, SHARKNADO, and THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE opposite Hilary Duff. He’s been a fan favorite on DANCING WITH THE STARS and hosted MTV’s competition series COPYCAT, which helped pave the way to his latest turn as a host on Food Network. He also executive produced and starred in the film AUTHORS ANONYMOUS opposite Kaley Cuoco, as well as SUBMERGED, directed by Steven C. Miller. Jonathan is currently based in Los Angeles.


Check out our amazing silent auction packages! No need to wait until the event, you can start bidding today.

Pack your speedo for this three-bedroom mid-century modern vacation home complete with a private pool and spa. Includes a massage for two, $500 in Uber credits, dinner, a pilates class and a walking tour!

Value: $3,860

Palm Springs and Bikini Strings

Toast a weekend away with a cosmopolitan at The Cosmopolitan! Features a two-night stay at The Cosmopolitan, a $200 meal voucher, limo transportation and $500 in Uber credits.

Value: $1,300

What happens in Vegas...

Enjoy a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train then relax at the Silverado Spa & Resort. This two-night-stay includes dinner for two at the Silverado Grill, leaving nothing to wine about.

Value: $2,820

Wine Country Extravaganza!

Treat your squad to a private five-course dinner from a private chef in Guerneville. Rio Crest Winery will pair each dish with one of their award-winning wines. #DinnerGoals

Value: $3,500

Winemakers Dinner for 12

Karl the Fog giving you the chills? Head South for fabulous (and warm!) Miami Beach. Enjoy the 2020 Winter Party Festival in VIP style with premium access to the parties that sell out every year.

Value: $2,800

South for the Winter

Get your ticket to ride for AIDS/LifeCycle 2020! Join us for a life-changing experience as you join about 2,400 other cyclists for this incredible journey from May 31 to June 6, 2020. Enjoy this year’s swag too!

Value: $3,300

Ticket to Ride

Cabo! PV! Mazatlán! Oh, the places you will party! All aboard this Atlantis cruise from October 20-27, 2019. Featuring an unbelievable lineup of stellar entertainers and the most thrilling parties at sea.

Value: $2,900

Sail Away to Mexico

Access Pass

$100 – Livestream, auction, gift bag and other surprises. Available everywhere.

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

Our vision to achieve health justice is centered around a commitment to addressing the political, social, and environmental conditions that create health disparities. Our work strengthens the public health system and actively engages clients in developing solutions to structural barriers and systemic oppression they may experience.


Check out pictures from the 2018 Tribute Celebration!


Bank of America
Kaiser Permanente
Well Fargo
Morrison Foerster
Tito's Handmade Vodka

Official Event Partners

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Care Sponsor

Event Partner

Spirit Sponsor

Entertainment Partner


For more information about sponsorships, please contact Jennie Nicholls-Smith, at

Event Co-Chairs

Philip Hodges • Megan Minkiewicz

Host Committee

Peter Borkon • Jason Fenske • Heidi Kalsen • Chris Zolezzi

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