Engraving a Name Within the Circle of Friends
Nestled in the National AIDS Memorial Grove’s Dogwood Crescent, the Circle of Friends is considered the “heart of the Grove.” Made of beige Minnesota flagstone, it is engraved with over 2,400 names of individuals who have been touched by AIDS, including those who have died, those who loved them, and donors to the Grove. By engraving a name in the Circle of Friends, your own, that of someone you honor or love, or someone you loved and miss, you not only remember, you tell the world that this global tragedy must never be forgotten and that all lives lost to AIDS will be remembered. Moreover, your contribution will help maintain the Grove’s health and beauty in perpetuity.
Earlier in 2016, we determined that the Circle of Friends would reach capacity by the end of the year. At this point, in light of the number of engraving requests we have received, we are unable to accept any additional requests. Until this year’s list of names have actually been engraved however, it is difficult to know with 100% certainty whether there is any available space. Should you wish to be on a waiting list, please contact Steve Sagaser at (415) 765-0497.
Names Engraved in 2016
Helen Miramontes; David L. Clapp; Jonathan P. Miramontes; Donna J. Allen; Teddy David Bolivar; David Maxfield Otto; Patrick D. Strieck & Brian J. Fanning; Rexall Chinn; Marsha & Mark Jurasin; Alvin Baum & Robert Holgate; Brenda Laribee; Pam Herlich; Lisa Beth Hoffman; Richard Goldman; Kevin M. Lenzen; James F. Beitzel; Pauline Roothman; Berniece A. Nelson; Eduardo Damian Orta Vega; Glenn & Donna Burns; Henk van der Gaarden; Edith J. Lambert; Alexander M. & June L. Maisin; Alison Beth Moed-Paolercio, RN, MSN; Shih-Tso Joe Chen; Steven Michael Vondale; Michael Nelson; John Peter Foertsch; Robert Ehrenthal; John E. Maria; Justin Joel Knight; Grahame “Gugs” Perry; Jack L. Brady & Christopher D. Auzston; Franklin Walker III; Katherine & Bob Mattair; Vito Russo; Mark G. Reisbaum & Michael T. Case; Ben Reynolds; Darryl W. Gleason; Bruce Kin Huie; James P. Indence; John G. Indence; Michael “OWL” Wolonsky; Ben Anthony Trinh; Stacey “The Light” Stokes; Denny Paul Butler & Michael Edward Schirmer; Stephen Gendin; Nils Fullerton; Lou Kief & Bill Walls; Kurt “The Bird” Pollard; Shawn Pendergrass; Christopher J. Thiele; Justin Taylor; Joseph Norton; Mark Pellegrino & Stuart Kent; Irv Spivak; Jeanne White Ginder & Andrea White & Roy Ginder; Mark Huebner; William “Bill” Helfert & Russell Newcomb; Paolo Fenili & Edwina Fenili; Mariano Curat & Todd Mangini; Michael Walker; Thomas Criter; Jerry Criter; Nancy A. Willis; Mary Wyand; John L. Vellutini; Paul C. Vellutini; Jason Harley Maxwell; Doug DeVlieger; Helen M. Robillard, NP; Bobbi Campbell, R.N.; Bacilio Mendez II & Christopher A. Turner; Keith Folger; Brandon Joseph Stanton; Andrew Edward Kaiser; Jared Brown; Mary Ellen Kirby; Steve Holt; Tom Wesner; Christopher Ladd; Stephen Pena; Roy W. Huebner; Joseph Sobiesiak & William Hicks; Eileen Hansen; John Dollar Roach; Christopher Banta; Bob Kerns; Michael P. Kerby; Gary Ray Kendall; Bruce S. Kikuyama & Mark E. Smigelski; Sherie A. Koshover; Peaches O’Connor; Nancy McNally; Keith Seidel & Mark Volgamore; Dana Scott Reed; Steve Keith & John Chard; Jorge A. Gutierrez; Fred R. España Jr; Jim Sobczyk & Rubin Rodriguez; Louis Scavarda; Richard Genetin; Mark Illeman & Stephen Andrews; Drew & Ralph; Stasya; Kenneth F. Dale; Christopher Roberts; Steven Rezentes; Vincent Rossi & Paul Miller; Nicholas Vance Zuckerman; James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen; Chris Arlen Perry; Charles Arden Lougée; Alan Fraser; Jeffrey L. Eisberg; Marc E. Cope; John B. Erickson; Thomas A. Raffin Family; Douglas Carver; Mark Adams; Charles B. Carrington; Nick “Mother” Lohse; Kent Blackford; David Shea Westerkamp; Conrado Paredes; Viviana Paredes; Sandra Hernandez, MD; Oscar Hernandez; Patrick Riley Olney; Kenny Ray Neece; Dave Wheeler; Jimmy Lee Spradlin; Joseph F. Koelmel; Dr. Derek Blechinger; Marlon T. Brown; Phillip Plumb; Vivian L. Schneider & Ruth Modric; Don Kimball & Dennis Zaia; Alan F. Hall; Richard C. Shadoian; Dan Sulpice; Mark Watkins; Keith Haring; Mathilde Krim, Ph.D.; Bill Krauss; Marlon Riggs; Cleve Jones; Mario Cooper; Terry Beirn; Susan Piracci Roggio; Paula West; Buck Buckingham; Joseph Garrett & Spike Lomibao; Raúl Ramirez; Emiliano Castro; Miguel Ángel Gras; Kevin Joel Kaiser; Jason C. Wedesky; Kathryn “Katie” Bias; Val D. Bias; Robin E. Bratton-Bias & Langston A. Bias; Donald Belyea; Scott Harmon Smith; Steven Tierney; Mark O’Dell; Stephen H. Adams; Gary & Judith Judd; Bruce R. Stürzl, Jr; Jeffrey & Sue Moualim; Jason Neal Fulton; Eli & Mae Rosen