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Academy of Friends has been in existence and evolving for nearly 34 years. Soon after the onset of the HIV epidemic, we dedicated ourselves to the mission of working to ease the burden of this disease through the raising of funds in support of direct care for those with HIV/AIDS and educational programs to prevent infection. As the pandemic grew, thus did our scope; to help “…where the need is greatest, until the crisis has passed.” Through our annual Academy Awards Night Gala, we have raised over $8.6 million to support more than 72 HIV/AIDS service organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please join us and make a difference.

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An Evening with Wynonna
July 16th at Wente Vineyards
Benefitting AoF and REAF

Wente Vineyards 2014 Concert Series

Celebrating its 28th consecutive year, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards continues its tradition of bringing some of the biggest names in music to its spectacular wine country setting. July 16th, come see five-time GRAMMY winner, Wynonna Judd perform with the Big Noise!

With superb dining, award winning estate grown wines and Wente Vineyards commitment to service and hospitality, you'll find this performance offers an exciting evening of entertainment!

With this offer, Academy of Friends and REAF guests can purchase outdoor dining buffet tickets at a special price of $139 with $34.75 from each ticket benefiting Academy of Friends and Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation. (Regular ticket price is $219)

Tickets must be purchased by 7/11/14 to guarantee group seating. 

You can only purchase these special tickets through the following link:



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