Rain marks 2006 Academy of Friends fundraiser
March 6, 2006
Undeterred by torrential downpours last evening,
film buffs, socialites, benefactors and philanthropists, flocked
en masse to the Concourse Exhibition Center, to attend the 2006
"Rubies and Rhinestones" gala extravaganza event, hosted
The 26th annual event coincides with Oscar night
to raise funds for those affected with HIV/AIDS.
In the last two decades, Academy of Friends has
raised and distributed $5.5 million for more than 60 organizations,
many are local to the Bay Area.
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