THANK YOU FOR JOINING Us for OUR ANNUAL GALA ON NOVEMBER 30, 2021 -- an evening of Reunion, Remembrance and Renewal

Mark your calendars for November 30, 2022 -- we look forward to seeing you again this year! Until then, watch a short video with highlights from 2021.

Our annual Light in the Grove Gala returned on November 30, 2021 completely outdoors, as a re-imagined, magical celebration of Reunion, Remembrance, and Renewal in the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Light in the Grove, held annually on the eve of World AIDS Day, is our largest annual fundraising event, with all proceeds directly supporting the mission and programs of the National AIDS Memorial.

Although not held in our traditional tent, it was an absolutely stunning outdoor eventas we mark the 30th anniversary of the National AIDS Memorial Grove

The magical nighttime, outdoor ‘journey’ under the evening sky, included the magnificence of the magically lit Grove with beautifully illuminated pathways, brilliant, colorful light displays, imaginative artistic features, and enchanting dance and musical performances. Our traditional, moving candlelight reflection at the Circle of Friends was so moving as was a stunning, night-time outdoor display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Your support of Light in the Grove ensured our mission and programs of the National AIDS Memorial, which include the care of our beloved Grove and the 50,000 panels of the AIDS Quilt.

What was especially meaningful is that – for the first time ever – your support helped us to extend this magical outdoor evening light display, free to the public, on World AIDS Day, as a gesture of hope and goodwill.

All Hosts were acknowledged in special media advertisements, printed materials, online, and onsite – as contributors toward this gift to the community.

We are truly humbled that you so generously supported the fundraising spirit of Light in the Grove. See a full list of supporters.

See our Light in the Grove photo album memories on Flickr.



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See photos from past Light in the Grove Galas - view the memories

LIGHT IN THE GROVE - Thank you for your gift of support

We are truly humbled that you have so generously supported the fundraising spirit of this event. See a full list of supporters.


In appreciation to our 2021 Light in the Grove Hosts. See the List

Watch a special video tribute of our past Light in the Grove

See our Light in the Grove photo album memories on Flickr

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