National Aids Memorial Home
Programs and Events
2014 World AIDS Day Observance

On December 1, 2014, the 21st annual World AIDS Day National Observance was held at the National AIDS Memorial Grove. The theme of this year’s observance was ‘The Story Will Be Known By Future Generations.”

2014 Light in the Grove

On the eve of World AIDS Day, 600 guests experienced a candlelight reflection at the Circle of Friends, a walk through the Redwood Grove brilliantly illuminated at the Grove’s 5th annual Light in the Grove fundraising gala. The evening included Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as the featured speaker, and the 2014 Lifetime of Commitment honorees, Ken Henderson and Joe Seiler of REAF.


2014 Pedro Zamora Scholarship Winners
From left to right: Eric Ciasullo, member of Grove Board of Directors, Alexander Pacach, 2014 Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Recipient, John Cunningham, Grove Executive Director

Since 2009, the program has awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 35 ‘young leaders’ in the fight against AIDS and we are proud to feature our 2014 scholarship recipients below.


AIDS Walk – Join Us!

This year again, all funds raised by Grove board members, staff and 10 designated team members will go directly to the Grove, while all other walkers’ funds will benefit Project Inform, and many other HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the Bay Area that provide prevention, care, and advocacy programs for thousands of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS.


A Tribute to Richard William Anderson

In 2014, the Grove received a major bequest from the estate of Richard William Anderson, who passed away from cancer on November 8, 2013. Throughout the years, Richard had been a frequent volunteer at the Grove.