SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013—San Francisco AIDS Foundation has appointed Randy Hyde director of the Campaign for Health and Wellness, a major community fundraising effort for San Francisco’s first dedicated home for health and wellness for gay and bisexual men. Hyde brings more than 13 years of experience in philanthropy, communications, and development operations at non-profit organizations.
“Randy will be coordinating the most significant and comprehensive philanthropic effort related to HIV/AIDS in the 30-year history of the epidemic in the Bay Area,” said Neil Giuliano, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “He has an exceptionally strong track-record of campaign fundraising at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and San Francisco Symphony, and his energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to our vision for establishing San Francisco's very first home for health and wellness for gay and bi men make him a superb choice for this important role.”
The new facility, to be located in the heart of the Castro neighborhood, will establish an innovative model for the current and future response to HIV/AIDS—one built around health and wellness, not sickness and disease. It will combine a forward-thinking sexual health clinic, behavioral interventions for substance use and mental health, and grassroots prevention outreach to ensure gay and bi men in San Francisco are seamlessly linked to and maintained in care services and community support. To achieve this enhanced network, three of the foundation’s existing programs sited in the Castro—Magnet, Stonewall Project, and Stop AIDS Project—will be co-located at the center and new services will be added for special populations, including young gay and bi men of color and older adults with HIV/AIDS.
Hyde will oversee day-to-day strategy, planning, and operations to raise the initial funds to open the facility and then secure ongoing support to ensure the financial health of the center long after the first clients walk through the doors.
Prior to joining the foundation, Hyde served as director of development at 826 Valencia, overseeing fundraising and communications. Previously, he was the campaign director at SFMOMA, helping the museum secure $555 million for its landmark new building. Hyde also led communications and was campaign director for San Francisco Symphony, successfully managing the organization’s $125 million endowment campaign.
Hyde earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s of fine arts at Antioch University. He lives in San Francisco and is a writer, with works published in both local and national publications.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, go to www.sfaf.org.