Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An Enduring Benefit Raises $3.3M for EJAF

On Monday, November 2, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) hosted its 14th annual An Enduring Vision benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation- Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mylan, Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Sands Bethlehem, and Wells Fargo served as the Presenting Sponsors of the benefit, and the star-studded evening raised over $3.3 million for the Foundation.

“I cannot begin to express how incredibly grateful I am to all of the amazing donors and friends who support and attend An Enduring Vision year after year,” said Elton. “Their generosity helps to make our lifesaving work possible and brings us closer to achieving our vision of a world without AIDS.”

We were thrilled to have CNN anchor Anderson Cooper back as our host for an eighth time and to welcome Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, as our guest speaker who offered eloquent remarks about the Foundation’s achievements and the role of philanthropy in ending the AIDS epidemic. KC and the Sunshine Band brought guests to their feet with a rollicking performance of disco classics. And to round out the evening’s program, EJAF Founder Elton John and Chairman David Furnish presented Enduring Vision awards to Michele Burns, Robert J. Coury, and Tracey Emin.


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