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Bulgari helps Elton John AIDS Foundation raise nearly $4m at annual gala in New York

Elton John and David Furnish attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)

Bulgari showed support for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) as it raised $3.9m at its 2018 annual New York Fall Gala.

The event is held to back HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, supporting services, and advocacy programs across the globe.

Bulgari were joined by American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, the Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund and Patricia Hearst as presenting sponsors of the evening.


Held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, the evening’s program recognised contributions by presenting them with the foundation’s Enduring Vision Award.

The award had been designed and donated by Bulgari in collaboration with London-based designer duo Campbell-Rey and Darren Walker.

During the evening, guest auctioneer Alexander Berggruen of Christie’s conducted a live auction featuring a one-of-a-kind Bulgari Serpenti Seduttori necklace.

Attendees showcasing their Bulgari jewels included Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Gala Gonzalez, Caroline Daur, Gabriel Day-Lewis and John Steiner among others.

EJAF founder Sir Elton John thanked the gala’s attendees for their support, he said: “Your generosity enables us to support organizations responding to HIV/AIDS in communities where help is most needed. These organizations reach people who are often forgotten or overlooked and treat them with the dignity, respect, and compassion they deserve.”

Chairman David Furnish added: “We are profoundly grateful and deeply humbled to have the support of our incredible partners. Their generosity allows us to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS.”


Gala Gonzalez attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)



David Alexander Flinn (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)


Caro Daur attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 17th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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