Light in the Grove 2019

Light in the Grove 2019

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 year’s Lifetime of Commitment honoree is Mario Diaz, (former) Vice President, Community Relations, Wells Fargo Bank. Since 1989, Mario has held various positions within the Wells Fargo Foundation, including managing the contributions programs, philanthropy efforts, and volunteerism for the Greater San Francisco Region and beyond. His unwavering commitment, compassion, and generosity has resulted in myriad philanthropic partnerships with organizations and communities throughout the years, having an immeasurable impact on countless lives.


For Prism, Illumination and Glow host levels, please email engraving details to Matt Kennedy at [email protected] 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 in 2020.


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 #94‑3213100.

DATE: November 30, 2019, 6:00 pm to November 30, 2019, 9:30 pm
LOCATION: National AIDS Memorial
ADDRESS: Nancy Pelosi Drive & Bowling Green Drive Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94122

You can get more details, and purchase tickets for this event, at: EventBrite.