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Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit

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Enduring Vision Award Honorees: Governor Andrew Cuomo, Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, and Nathalie and Pablo Salame

Host: Emmy Award-winning Journalist Anderson Cooper

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014-?On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will present its 13th 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 year.

Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will present EJAF’s Enduring Vision Awards to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Charlie Hendon, Jay Jopling, and Nathalie and Pablo Salame.? The Foundation honors Governor Cuomo for all of his extraordinary contributions to the fight against AIDS, especially his plan to end AIDS in New York State by 2020, and for his tremendous leadership in bringing marriage equality to New York.? Atlanta real estate developer Charlie Hendon has been a devoted friend and generous supporter of EJAF’s work for many years.? Jay Jopling, proprietor of the prominent gallery White Cube and a loyal EJAF supporter and advocate, has assisted the Foundation on numerous occasions by securing significant pieces of art for live auctions and art projects, helping to raise millions of dollars over the years for EJAF’s urgent mission.?? In addition to their extraordinary philanthropic support for the Foundation,Nathalie and Pablo Salame are also vocal champions of both EJAF’s work and LGBT rights issues.

Sir Elton John and David Furnish serve as the honorary chairs for An Enduring Vision, joined by their Co-Chairs Philip E. Aarons andShelley Fox Aarons, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Jennifer Bayer Michaels, Ken Bernstein, Scott Bessent andJohn Freeman, Joseph W. Blount, Jess Cagle, John Demsey, James Dolan, Isabelle Ealet and John Corbani, Tim Hanlon and Anthony Klatt, Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness,? Donna Karan, Nikolaos D. Koklonis, Robert K. Kraft,Leonard A. Lauder, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi, Joe McMillan, Leslie Moonves, Thomas E. Moore III andMark Reynolds, James L. Nederlander, Adam Norbury and R. Martin Chavez, Ronald O. Perelman, Michael Rapino, Lily Safra, Brooke Shields, Ingrid Sischy and Sandra Brant, Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley, and Ashok and Maggie Varadhan.

Presenting Sponsors for the event are American Airlines, Goldman Sachs Gives, Robert K. Kraft, Wells Fargo, and Airfasttickets.

Co-Sponsors are Joseph W. Blount, The John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation, Leonard A. Lauder, and MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.

Gold Sponsors are Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Gilead Sciences, M?A?C Viva Glam, The Maurice Marciano Family Foundation, and Jerry Speyer and Katherine Farley.

Silver Sponsors are Acadia Realty Trust, BVGALRI, Don Capoccia and Tom Pegues, James L. Nederlander, and Adam Norbury and R. Martin Chavez.

Special thanks to C?roc Ultra Premium Vodka, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Veuve Clicquot, and Weinberg Glass.

For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or andreas.schwarz@ejaf.org.

About the Elton John AIDS Foundation
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 Johncreated 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

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American Airlines is the official sponsoring airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.