This fundraiser is produced every year by an army of extraordinary talented volunteers and a small staff from Alliance for Housing and Healing to support the work of the nonprofit Alliance for Housing and Healing including its flagship program known as Aid for AIDS.
Alliance for Housing and Healing provides:
- Group Homes with 24/7 care for those who are too ill with HIV/AIDS to live on their own and have no other resources;
- Permanent, subsidized apartments that are safe places for individuals and families with HIV/AIDS and a second diagnosis; and
- Emergency financial assistance to pay rent and utility bills for those with HIV/AIDS who are facing eviction and homelessness.
Battle for the Tiara began as a small, annual party and AIDS fundraising event filled with love and heart in Alexis Pittman’s living room. Each year it has grown in size and renown. No longer able to squeeze into a tiny living room, the event attracts 2,000 people and takes place each fall at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.The event is helmed by an amazing group of dedicated and creative people including Jeffrey Drew, Patrick Rush, Jimmy Cuomo, Joey Alfano, John Paschal, Todd Gadjusek, and Greg Butler.
For more than ten years, Kathy Griffin has generously opened the show AND been a major donor. She leads the judges’ panel and ensures that the evening is a comedic success.