AIDS Lifecycle - Ride to end AIDS
 

      

Measures of Success

Historical Costs
Revenue
# of Riders
Costs to Produce
2002
$4,735,000*
668
56.1%
2003
$4,258,000
1009
55.3%
2004
$5,105,000
1200
46.2%
2005
$7,156,000
1611
37.1%
2006
$8,031,000
1767
36.0%
2007
$10,685,176
2341
33.6%
2008
$12,365,325
2479
33.8%
2009
$11,055,000
2158
34.2%
2010
$10,099,209
1903
36.8%
2011
$13,357,701
2362
31.7%
2012
$12,802,110
2209
32.1%
2013
$14,511,424
2206
26.7%
2014
$15,490,142
2348
27.4%
 
* Revenue for AIDS/LifeCycle 1 includes $1.4 million in underwriting to cover expenses in our first year.

AIDS/LifeCycle was launched in 2002 by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the Los Angeles LGBT Center in order to create a new endurance cycling event produced directly by the event's beneficiaries. By producing the event directly, the beneficiaries have been able to assure that the event remains entirely focused on the fight against HIV.  The event’s mission is to raise funds to support HIV/AIDS-related services and prevention programs at the benefiting agencies, increase knowledge and awareness about AIDS, increase volunteerism and activism around the epidemic and promote understanding and compassion for HIV-affected communities.

While these broad goals are important, we remain committed to the critical goal of raising funds to support the AIDS-related services at both the Los Angeles LGBT Center and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. As event participation has grown, so has our success at raising funds. Our combined Cyclist and Roadie participation has grown from 919 in 2002, to almost 3000 in 2014. The money raised by participants has grown from $4.7 million in 2002 to more than $15 million in 2014. As donations have grown, our costs have decreased.

AIDS/LifeCycle is an increasingly critical part of both benefiting agencies' development efforts. In addition to the funds raised, AIDS/LifeCycle brings new donors to each organization and often turns participants into impassioned and committed advocates. These are critical outcomes that contribute to the overall success of the fundraising efforts at each organization.

Helping donors and participants understand the important role their fundraising plays in supporting our HIV/AIDS programs is a key step in building a lasting relationship with our participants and long term confidence from donors.  The website of each benefiting agency contains a wealth of information about our programs and services as well as annual reports and independently audited financial statements that account for AIDS/LifeCycle revenue and expenses as part of the audited results. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation's website is at www.sfaf.org and performs independent audits by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Los Angeles LGBT Center's website can be found at www.lalgbtcenter.org and contains their most recent annual report.

AIDS/LifeCycle is not an independent legal entity and hence there are not separate AIDS/LifeCycle financial statements. Revenue and expenses for AIDS/LifeCycle are incorporated directly into the audited statements of each agency.

We are proud of our stewardship of AIDS/LifeCycle and are extremely grateful to the Cyclists and Roadies that have helped make this event a success. If you have additional questions please contact us.