The evening will pay tribute to Julia Roberts, who will be presented with amfAR’s Award of Courage by Tom Hanks in recognition of her profound commitment to the fight against AIDS, as well as countless other humanitarian causes. James Corden will host the event.
The black-tie benefit, presented by AMTD, Harry Winston, and M•A•C Viva Glam, will be held at Ron Burkle’s Historic Green Acres Estate on Friday, October 13, to support amfAR’s life-saving AIDS research programs.
Influencing a generation of stars to follow, Fergie remains pop’s leading lady. On September 22, the eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum solo artist released her anxiously awaited visual experience and second full-length album, Double Dutchess — the first release for her own Dutchess Music the label she founded in partnership with BMG during 2017. The Visual Experience quickly captured #1 on iTunes in addition to the album becoming the #1 pop album in the United States, hitting #1 on the Billboard Current Pop Albums Chart, #4 on the Top Independent Albums Chart, and #9 on the Top Albums Chart. It became a runaway smash globally, going Top 10 on iTunes Overall in eight countries and Top 5 on the iTunes Pop Albums Charts in eleven countries. It’s gaining even more steam as she sets her sights on a 2018 world tour. This blockbuster follows up one of the most successful albums of this century The Dutchess, which sold 7.2 million albums and 29 million tracks around the globe and yielded three #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and Top 5 smashes “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy.” She also remains a driving force in The Black Eyed Peas whose legacy eclipses sales of 35 million records and 60 million tracks over the course of four multi-platinum offerings. Once again, she sets the pace for pop.
amfAR Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole, Ron Burkle, and Jason Weinberg will serve as the Event Chairs. Kevin Huvane, Bryan Lourd, Richard Lovett, and Ida Ziniti are Honorary Chairs. Co-Chairs of the event include Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Matt Bomer and Simon Halls, Patricia Bonaldi, Stephen Chobsky, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, John Demsey, Tom Ford, amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby, Jean Paul Gaultier, James Goldstein, Nayla Hayek, Stephen Huvane, Michael Kors, Matthew Modine, Ryan Murphy, Gary Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Patrick, Sean Penn, Zac Posen, Alan Poul and Ari Karpel, Billy and Stacy Ray, Vincent Roberti, Rich Ross and Adam Sanderson, Jeremy Scott, Gary Tigges, M.D., Diana Walden, Steve Warren, Pauletta and Denzel Washington, Rodney Williams, and Rita Wilson.
AMTD, Harry Winston, and M•A•C Viva Glam are the Presenting Sponsors. Cadillac, Moët Hennessy, and PatBO are the event’s Signature Sponsors. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR.
To date, the amfAR Gala Los Angeles has raised more than $11 million for amfAR’s life-saving research programs.
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