Founder's Award Honoree: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Enduring Vision Award Honorees: Sandra Lee, Ronald O. Perelman, Howard Rose
Host: Emmy Award-winning Journalist Anderson Cooper
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 12th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Foundation welcomes back award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will host the event for a seventh consecutive year.
Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will present EJAF's very first Founder's Award to Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Secretary Clinton's ground-breaking speech in Geneva declaring that "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights" and the bold plan for an AIDS-free generation she presented at the International AIDS Conference epitomize EJAF's concept of "an enduring vision of a world without AIDS."
They will also present EJAF's Enduring Vision Awards to Sandra Lee, Ronald O. Perelman, and Howard Rose. Multiple Emmy Award-winning television host and magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Lee is a long-time supporter of EJAF and other HIV/AIDS and LGBT civil rights organizations, as well as serving as the national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign and a founding board member of UNICEF's Los Angeles chapter. Devoted EJAF supporter Ronald O. Perelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, is a major philanthropist who has made numerous multi-million dollar gifts to health, education, civic, and arts organizations across the country. Founding EJAF Board member Howard Rose has generously assisted the Foundation in all areas of its work since its inception, from the initial and continued development of a variety of fund-raising events to building individual and corporate relationships.
Sir Elton John and David Furnish serve as the honorary chairs for An Enduring Vision, joined by their Co-Chairs Bill and Tani Austin, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Jennifer Bayer Michaels, Joseph W. Blount, John Demsey, Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini, Frank Giustra, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Diana Jenkins, Donna Karan, Robert K. Kraft, Leonard A. Lauder, Peter Luukko, Jay Marciano, Tamara Mellon, OBE, Leslie Moonves, James L. Nederlander, Martha Nelson, Melissa Ormond, Michael Rapino, Lily Safra, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, Alexandra Stanton and Sam Natapoff, Edward Walson, and Roger Woolsey
Presenting Sponsors for the event are American Airlines, Frank Giustra, Robert K. Kraft, and Wells Fargo.
Co-Sponsors are Joseph W. Blount, The John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation, The Lauder Foundation, Live Nation, Ronald O. Perelman, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
Gold Sponsors are The Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation, Caesars Palace, Edmond J. Safra Foundation, M•A•C Viva Glam, Million Air, and Service Electric Company/Sunrider Productions.
For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) we believe that AIDS can be beaten. We act on that belief by raising funds for effective programs and policies, and also by speaking out with honesty and compassion about the realities of people's lives. Sir Elton John created EJAF over twenty years ago, first in the United States in 1992 and then in the United Kingdom in 1993. Through hard work and with the help of our network of kind, amazing, creative, and generous friends and supporters, the two foundations together have raised more than $300 million over the past two decades to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. The U.S. foundation focuses its efforts on programs in the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean, while the U.K. foundation funds HIV-related work in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Join us in speaking out, taking action, and contributing to our efforts to achieve a world without AIDS. For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org. Follow EJAF on Facebook and Twitter.
American Airlines is the official airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation