MISSION

The AIDS Monument Foundation seeks to honor and memorialize the devastation and impact of HIV/AIDS on a national level. Reflective and contemporary, the monument will establish a much needed, long-awaited physical structure, one of global significance that will support our ongoing activism.

Blending evocative architectural design and state of the art interactive technology, the monument will provide a destination that will pay tribute to the legacy of those we’ve lost, honor those who survived and the organizations of change that were born, and provide links and access to existing programs around HIV/AIDS education.


Michael Ferrera, FAM Managing Director

Michael Ferrera, FAM Managing Director

Managing Director

Michael Ferrera

The Foundation for a National AIDS Monument (FAM) is proud to announce the hiring of Michael Ferrera as its first Managing Director. Mr. Ferrera brings 20 years of experience building non-profits, having served as the founding Executive Director of LifeWorks — the groundbreaking LGBTQ youth mentoring and development program. Mr. Ferrera joins FAM from the Los Angeles LGBT Community Center, into which Mr. Ferrera merged LifeWorks in 2009 as part of the Center’s expanding youth and family services offerings.

 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

The Foundation is being guided by a board of prominent leaders from both coasts who have contributed great philanthropic and activism to local and global communities.


ADVISORY COUNCIL

We are building an active council of advisors, from all parts of the country, who have built boards, fought the disease, and been leading public figures. 

PARTNERSHIPS

The City of West Hollywood has graciously donated the land for the Monument AND will be taking care of all maintenance for the Monument once erected.  

The City of West Hollywood has graciously donated the land for the Monument AND will be taking care of all maintenance for the Monument once erected.  

USC has committed to a multi-year curriculum in their School of Film and Digital Studies. The program will create a space for students to participate in curating and creating content that will live on the immersive website for the monument and, eventually, accessible at the physical space. More info about the class can be found at http://classes.usc.edu/term-20151/classes/iml/

USC has committed to a multi-year curriculum in their School of Film and Digital Studies. The program will create a space for students to participate in curating and creating content that will live on the immersive website for the monument and, eventually, accessible at the physical space. More info about the class can be found at http://classes.usc.edu/term-20151/classes/iml/