The Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center (SVALC) Records (1989-2011) consist of administrative records, audiotapes, ephemera,
financial records, photographs, press clippings, and videotapes. The SVALC, which operated as a nonprofit agency from 1989
to 2011, raised money to benefit bay area AIDS resource centers through an annual "10k Walk for AIDS" event and other fundraisers.
As a result of the economic recession and external difficulties securing corporate sponsors, The organization disbanded in
The Silicon Valley AIDS Leadership Center (SVALC) was founded in 1989 as a beneficial agency to support Bay Area AIDS and
HIV-positive patients. SVALC was widely known for organizing the Walk for AIDS and Unmask the Mysteries fundraisers, which raised funds to benefit AIDS resource centers in the region. Major corporate sponsors included San Jose
software company Xilinx. For tax exemption purposes, SVALC formed a separate organization called the Santa Clara County AIDS
Coalition, later renamed AIDS Coalition Silicon Valley (ACSV), in 1999 to organize the Walk for AIDS and Unmask the Mysteries events.
6.0 linear feet(approx)
7 boxes, 1 flat file drawer and 1 framed poster.
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