About AIDS Project Los Angeles
AIDS Project Los Angeles is dedicated to: improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the incidence of HIV infection; and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy.
Fundraising to support programs at AIDS Project Los Angeles has been central to the organization’s growth from the very beginning.
APLA’s four founders — Max Drew, Nancy Cole Sawaya, Matt Redman and Erv Munro — knew that their fledgling organization would require the financial support of their community of friends and family. In December of 1982, they held the first APLA fundraiser, which raised over $7,000. Since its first fundraiser, APLA has raised millions of dollars for people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS, through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and individuals like you.
Creative and determined volunteers have been responsible for setting up dozens of fundraising events, from the small to the enormous, from the elegant to the unusual — including premiere screenings, theater benefits, art openings, photography exhibits, fashion events and special concerts.