NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, November 2, 2015, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its 14th annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Foundation is thrilled to welcome back award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will host the event for the eighth year. The event will feature musical performers KC and the Sunshine Band, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, as a special speaker.
EJAF will present Enduring Vision Awards this year to M. Michele Burns, Robert J. Coury, and Tracey Emin. M. Michele Burns is an internationally recognized corporate and philanthropic leader who played an integral part in EJAF's inception, serving as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer throughout the Foundation's 23 year history. Robert J. Coury, Executive Chairman of Mylan, continues to be a visionary in leading the company into areas where it can make a difference, such as improving global health and helping to end the AIDS epidemic. Tracey Emin is a highly-renowned and respected artist, who is also a fierce humanitarian and tireless advocate for human rights causes.
Elton and David will serve as the honorary chairs for An Enduring Vision, and will be joined by fellow Event Chairs Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Don Capoccia and Tom Pegues, John Demsey, Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini, Wendy Fisher, Shelley Freeman, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Charlie and Cynthia Hendon, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Mark Juliano, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Robert K. Kraft, Leonard and Judy Lauder, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Rachel Lehmann, Judith Light, Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi, David Maupin, Joe McMillan, Terrence Meck, Thomas E. Moore and Mark Reynolds, Matthew Morrison, Ronald O. Perelman, Lily Safra, and Pablo and Nathalie Salame.
Presenting Sponsors for the event are American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation- Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mylan, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Sands Bethlehem, and Wells Fargo.
Co-Sponsors are Joseph W. Blount, and The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, and MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated.
Gold Sponsors are Gilead Sciences, M∙A∙C Viva Glam, Lily Safra, and The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
Silver Sponsors are Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Don Capoccia and Tom Pegues, and Merck.
Special thanks to Champagne Hatt et Söner, Domaine Bertaud Belieu, Grant Thornton, Kastal, Patrón Tequila, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and The St. Regis New York.
For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or [email protected].
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 $321 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.
American Airlines is the official airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation