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What's New in Fund Raising?
Excerpts from Hotline Memos of November 2001
from the Information Department of Project Inform

December 2001

Evening of Hope Los Angeles Recap

Upwards of 380 people attended the Los Angeles Evening of Hope held at the elegant Beverly Hills Hotel on November 14, 2001. This year's event brought both new and longtime Project Inform supporters together for an evening of camaraderie and conversation and we are pleased to announce that the event was a tremendous success. Project Inform founding director Martin Delaney opened the evening's program by reminding the gathered crowd of longtime donors and new friends of the impact Project Inform is making every day. Actress and singer Joely Fisher MC'ed much of the event, and JoBeth Williams presented the Corporate Leadership Award to Macy*s West for their visionary role in the arena of corporate philanthropy. Macy*s West was also honored at the San Francisco Evening of Hope six weeks ago.

Project Inform board member Brenda Freiberg spoke movingly about her longtime dedication to organizations like Project Inform. The Advocate Award was presented to Barry Krost for investing his expertise, time, and resources in Project Inform since its very early days. Comedian Bruce Vilanch spoke from the heart about his deep personal commitment to the fight against AIDS and homophobia. Singer/actress Jennifer Lewis performed a few outrageous numbers from her upcoming one-woman revue, and Tony Award winner Michael Maguire also sang several numbers. The event provided the perfect opportunity for so many from the Project Inform family to come together, to reflect on past victories and losses, and to strengthen our resolve to keep fighting HIV/AIDS.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Under One Roof

Under One Roof is the San Francisco non-profit gift store that raises money for dozens of AIDS service organizations. One hundred percent of the profit from every sale is donated directly to organizations like Project Inform.

Since opening in 1990, Under One Roof has raised over 7.6 million dollars for the fight against AIDS. Nearly a decade after the store's opening, as the AIDS epidemic changes and funding sources diminish, their mission has become more critical than ever. Under One Roof continues to be, at its heart, friends helping friends.

There is a wonderful selection of clever gift ideas and seasonal merchandise in the store for everyone on your holiday list, and a helpful volunteer sales staff. Candles, toys, housewares, gift cards and holiday trim can all be found in one convenient location!

You can look for the Under One Roof portable store at Levi's Plaza during the first week in December. Drop by their permanent, year-round location at 549 Castro in San Francisco or visit them on the Web at: By shopping at Under One Roof this holiday season, you truly give the gift that gives twice. Thank you!

Shop at and Designate $1 of Every Order to Project Inform!

Project Inform wishes to remind everyone of our continuing partnership with Just Rubbers, the online condom store whose mission is to offer its clients a "discrete, professional service, providing exceptional products at an excellent value" has teamed up with Project Inform to offer a way to purchase condoms AND an easy way to make a donation to Project Inform. When you're done choosing the condoms for your online order, proceed to the online checkout and you'll have the opportunity to designate $1 of your purchase total to Project Inform -- each time you order!

No personal information is disclosed on the site, and your order -- shipped within 24 hours Monday-Friday via USPS -- will arrive in a plain package generally within 3-5 business days. Visit the Web site to read customer comments, and to review the selection of condoms available at And don't forget to designate $1 to Project Inform!

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