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Thank you for Supporting the National AIDS Memorial!

By sharing the story of the struggle against HIV/AIDS, we remember, in perpetuity, the lives lost, we offer healing and hope to survivors, and we inspire new generations of activists in the fight against stigma, denial, and hate, for a just future.

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Your gift can be matched as part of our 30th Anniversary Challenge

June 2021

2021 is an important marker in the history of the National AIDS Memorial. It has been 40 years since the first cases of AIDS were reported in the United States. It is also 30 years since the first volunteers gathered in an abandoned Grove in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to create a living memorial for healing, hope and remembrance.

Much has happened over the course of four decades. Medical and scientific advancements now provide greater hope to long-term survivors and others living with HIV, with optimism for a cure in the future. Through the leadership of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Bill Clinton, the Grove became our nation’s federally-designated memorial to AIDS. The AIDS Memorial Quilt, now containing 50,000 panels, is now part of the National AIDS Memorial.

Today, the Grove and the Quilt are at the heart of the National AIDS Memorial, where together, their power and beauty, along with impactful programming, help tell the story of AIDS, offer hope, and help ensure that the world never forgets those we’ve lost.

One of our early supporters, James C. Hormel, a long-time philanthropist who during the Clinton Administration became the first openly gay U.S. Ambassador to serve abroad, hosted the first “friend-raiser” for the Grove. Now, 30 years later, in that same spirit of compassion and generosity, Ambassador Hormel and his husband Michael P. N. A. Hormel have launched a 30th Anniversary Donor Challenge. They have agreed to match up to $30,000 of all eligible donations received this year.

That means your donation will have twice the impact! Looking to the future, your support becomes even more important. As an organization, we rely solely on private donations to support our programs.

Your personal donation is critical to the continuation of our work, but also for the realities we face with ongoing costs of preservation, conservation, maintenance, and repairs of both the Quilt and the Grove.

Join with us in meeting our 30th Anniversary Donor Challenge with a personal gift today in support of the National AIDS Memorial. Your donation will qualify for a 100% matching grant if: 1) You are a first-time donor to the National AIDS Memorial; 2) Your donation exceeds 30% of your lifetime gift average; or 3) If this is your first donation to the Memorial in three years.

Click HERE if you prefer a downloadable donation form for mailing your donation.

Click HERE if you are interested in memorializing a name in the National AIDS Memorial Grove.

Click HERE if you are interested in including the National AIDS Memorial in your estate planning.

National AIDS Memorial is a project of the Tides Center — TAX ID 94-3213100.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.