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Sunday, February 24, 2013

5:00 P.M.

Terra Gallery

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What better way to experience the Academy Awards than with other friends of Maitri at Boas, Bowties & Bubbly! Where else can you gossip about Hollywood's elite over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres - as the live telecast of the Awards Show plays on the super-sized video screen ... especially knowing that 100% of your ticket purchase will benefit Maitri? And with live entertainment, an exciting raffle and superb  auctions, this will be a glamorous night to remember.

The Academy of Friends has given more than $175,000 to Maitri over the years as a result of this annual we'd really like to help them make this year's event a wonderful success. Here's how you can participate in the fun:  



Purchase gala tickets on behalf of Maitri


Gala tickets are $250 each.   Remember to designate MAITRI as your beneficiary agency and we will receive 100% of your donation (all but $50 of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law)


Sponsorship opportunities begin at $350.  Please designate MAITRI as your beneficiary agency on the form (all but $50 of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law)



Help launch the Academy of Friends gala!


Join us on Thursday, January 24 from 6-8:00PM to toast the Oscar 2013 nominees at The Bubble Lounge San Francisco with tasty hors d'oeuvres, champagne specials and accommodations provided by The Bubble Lounge with music by DJ Christopher B.


Sponsored champagne from Iron Horse Vineyards




The Bubble Lounge

714 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, California


Feeling lucky? Buy raffle tickets from Maitri 


Purchase an Academy of Friends raffle ticket directly from Maitri to enter to win a trip to Switzerland for two (2) people including:

  • Two round-trip SWISS economy class tickets from San Francisco to Zurich on Swiss International Air Lines
  • Two 8-day first class Swiss Rail passes


Raffle Tickets are:

$10 each / 2 for $20 / 3 for $25 / 6 for $50 / 15 for $100


You can also purchase your raffle ticket from Maitri to ensure proper beneficiary designation by contacting Grant at;

415-558-3003 or stop by Maitri (401 Duboce Avenue) during regular business hours by Friday, February 22 or download/fax the Academy of Friends Raffle Ticket Order Form



Somthing New!

Send a Friend to the 2013 Academy of Friends Gala!


Nominate someone to receive a pair of tickets to the 2013 Academy of Friends Gala - it's a terrific opportunity to share the magic of the gala while supporting Maitri.


1 nomination for $10 / 3 nominations for $25 / 15 nominations for $100

(click on the "Nominate" button and please remember to select MAITRI in the "Gift Designation" field)



Volunteers Needed!

Show your support for Maitri by volunteering at the 2013 Academy of Friends Gala


Volunteers are needed for the February 24, 2013 gala.  Duties vary from helping set-up, selling raffle tickets, wait service and breaking-down.  Contact Grant at for more details.




Please spread the word about these wonderful opportunities to help Maitri while enjoying the excitement of the Academy Awards!