NWPC Mourns the Death of Randy Allgaier
The NWPC mourns the loss of Randy Allgaier, an irreplaceable leader, mentor and advocate who died on November 27, 2010, in San Francisco. We celebrate his life and extraordinary contributions, the expression of his sense of justice and commitment to quality care and quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Randy brought his passion for prioritizing and addressing the employment needs and issues of people living with HIV/AIDS to his work with the NWPC as a member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of our Policy and Advocacy Working Group. We are grateful to Randy for his intelligence, humor, and leadership.
Randy was appropriately honored in April of this year with the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) Positive Leadership Award for his "tireless advocacy for people living with HIV." He was also named as one of “The Poz 100” by Poz Magazine, among the most inspirational and influential people fighting HIV/AIDS in the U.S. in 2010.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement on December 1st:
"On this World AIDS Day, those of us from San Francisco are grieving the recent passing of Randy Allgaier, who worked tirelessly to increase funding for HIV/AIDS treatment and improve systems of care. Randy, and so many in our city and nationwide, fought day and night to beat back this disease. Together, we will continue that same fight – working with determination, hope, and compassion to one day end the HIV/AIDS pandemic."
Our love and appreciation are extended to Randy’s husband of 22 years, Lee Hawn, and their family and friends.