Young Friends of Acria

Young Friends of ACRIA


The Young Friends of ACRIA (YFA) is a dynamic, membership-based group for professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s interested in advancing ACRIA’s mission, furthering their own understanding of the newest developments in the fight against AIDS, engaging with New York City’s creative communities, and supporting people living with HIV and those most affected, including women, LGBT people, and communities of color.  The YFA is guided by a Leadership Committee:  


Drew Elliott
Clay Floren
Casey Fremont Crowe
Gillian Hearst Simonds
Christian Langbein
Dana Lorenz
Greg Maliczyszyn
Julian J. Mateo, III
Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea
George Sotelo
Jason Wu
Kate Young


Members are invited to attend a variety of YFA events throughout the year, including intimate dinners, artist studio visits, and private museum and gallery tours.  Additionally, YFA members are entitled to specially priced or complimentary ticketing for ACRIA’s marquee events: Unframed, Cocktails at Sunset, and the Holiday Dinner.  They also receive discounts on purchases through the ACRIA Online Gallery and at other ACRIA-related art sales.  The group and its membership receive special recognition on the ACRIA website and in the ACRIA Update donor newsletter.

To learn more about the Young Friends of ACRIA please email