amfAR, The American Foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its annual black-tie New York Gala on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street.
The Foundation will honor legendary Academy Award-winning film producer and longtime amfAR supporter and friend, Harvey Weinstein, for his exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. Harry Winston will generously serve as the event’s presenting sponsor.
The New York Gala, now in its 18th year, will kick off Fashion Week with a black-tie gala dinner, a live auction, an honoree tribute, and a special performance. Chairs include Harry Belafonte, Steve Buscemi, Jim Clerkin, Andy Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Patrick Demarchelier, John Demsey, Morgan Freeman, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Richard Gere, Nayla Hayek, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Harvey Keitel, David and Lauren Bush Lauren, Terry Lundgren, Matthew McConaughey, Dame Helen Mirren, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Alex Soros, Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Mathilde Krim, Ph.D., and amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole. Vice Chairs of the event include Jonathan Canno and Pierce Canno Roberts, James F. Cantelupe, Paul Chan and Don Toumey, David Ricanati, John and Stephanie Roberts, and Nancy and Alan Schwartz. President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton will serve as Honorary Chairs.
Harry Winston is the Presenting Sponsor. The event’s Signature Sponsors are M•A•C Viva Glam and Moët Hennessy. Mandarin Oriental, New York is the event’s Hotel Partner, and FIJI Water will serve as the Associate Sponsor.
The amfAR New York Gala is one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. Previous honorees include President Bill Clinton, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Roberto Cavalli, Kenneth Cole, Diane von Furstenberg, Yves Carcelle, Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Clive Davis, Peter Dolan/Bristol-Myers Squibb, Richard Gere, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Patti LaBelle, Lorne Michaels, Liza Minnelli, Rosie O'Donnell, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky, Sumner Redstone/Viacom, Natasha Richardson, Bill Roedy/MTV Networks, Carine Roitfeld, Caroline Scheufele, Julian Schnabel, Bobby Shriver, Sharon Stone, Barbara Walters, Robin Williams, and Anna Wintour.
Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline Partner. Harry Winston is the Official Jewelry and Timepiece Partner. Moët Hennessy is the Official Wine and Spirits Partner. The amfAR New York Gala is produced by Andrew Boose/AAB Productions.