The National AIDS Memorial relies solely on funding from personal donors and corporate partners to support its mission and programs. We are appreciative to all our partners and supporters we receive throughout the year. Here are profiles highlighting some of our partners and the work they do in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Gilead is an important and long-standing partner of the National AIDS Memorial. Gilead’s leadership cannot be understated as last year the company provided a $2.4 million grant to fund moving the AIDS Memorial Quilt to San Francisco under the care and stewardship of the National AIDS Memorial.
The grant was the largest ever received by the National AIDS Memorial and has been crucial in moving the 48,000 panels of the Quilt to its permanent home to ensure that the iconic treasure can tell the story of AIDS to future generations. The grant is also providing important resources to support the Quilt programs, which includes new educational efforts, displays, panel making and conservation, to help reach communities and populations adversely impacted by HIV through the symbolism of the Quilt.
Gilead’s support for the National AIDS Memorial doesn’t end there. The company is a major funder of the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship, which is providing financial support to young people who are carrying the torch of Pedro’s legacy into the future.