20th Anniversary hoedownFriday, October 21, 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Tickets & Information here

Hoedown 2017 is the centerpiece event of the Sundance Stompede, our four-day country-western dance weekend October 19-22, with three days of dance workshops for all levels, four nights of dance parties and more. Hoedown 2017 benefits the Center for Immigrant Protection, AIDS Emergency Fund, and Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing.

The Ayes Have It. As of August 16, AIDS Emergency Fund’s (AEF) merger with Positive Resource Center (PRC) is official.

We’re thrilled to be part of this newly combined organization, which also includes Baker Places, Inc., with which PRC has also merged.

So how much is going to change, and when? As with any merger, it’s complicated. Some things have already changed, but much of AEF—like its program and service delivery—will remain the same. Lee Harrington and McLean Smithson continue to lead the program department. Clients won’t see any noticeable changes, and our location won’t change for at least two years as we’ve successfully renegotiated our lease. Also on the office side of things, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund is now subleasing the office space formerly occupied by Folsom Street Events, so if you visit the office you’ll notice that things are configured a bit differently.

We’re excited to welcome two members of PRC’s team to the AEF
office. Chief Operating Officer Joe Tuohy and Development Associate
Sean Greene have moved to AEF and are working closely with AEF’s
Cal Callahan and Britt Hayes on fundraising efforts. Joe will also have operational and management oversight at the 12 Grace Street location. Please join us in welcoming Joe and Sean.

If you want to reach any staff member, dial the main line (415) 558-6999
as usual, and then dial the following extensions:


Joe Tuohy, 221  
Cal Callahan, 245 
Sean Greene, 230 
Britt Hayes, 233


Lee Harrington, 228
McLean Smithson, 226

Thumbs UpAs always, feel free to reach out to any AEF staff person with any questions or concerns. If you have questions specifically about the merger, please contact Joe Tuohy at the number above or via email.

Thank you again for your support and encouragement as we navigate our merger with Positive Resource Center.