NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On Monday, November 2, 2015, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its 14th annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Foundation is thrilled to welcome back award-winning CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who will host the event for the eighth year. The event will feature musical performers KC and the Sunshine Band, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, as a special speaker.

EJAF will present Enduring Vision Awards this year to M. Michele Burns, Robert J. Coury, and Tracey Emin. M. Michele Burns is an internationally recognized corporate and philanthropic leader who played an integral part in EJAF’s inception, serving as an Executive Board Member and Treasurer throughout the Foundation’s 23 year history. Robert J. Coury, Executive Chairman of Mylan, continues to be a visionary in leading the company into areas where it can make a difference, such as improving global health and helping to end the AIDS epidemic.  Tracey Emin is a highly-renowned and respected artist, who is also a fierce humanitarian and tireless advocate for human rights causes.

Elton and David will serve as the honorary chairs for An Enduring Vision, and will be joined by fellow Event Chairs Johnny and Edwina Barbis, Joseph W. Blount, Don Capoccia and Tom Pegues, John Demsey, Jennifer Kelly Dominiquini, Wendy Fisher, Shelley Freeman,Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Charlie and Cynthia Hendon, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-lee Furness, Mark Juliano, Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss, Robert K. Kraft, Leonard and Judy Lauder, Matt Lauer, Sandra Lee, Rachel Lehmann, Judith Light, Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi, David Maupin, Joe McMillan, Terrence Meck, Thomas E. Moore and Mark Reynolds, Matthew Morrison, Ronald O. Perelman, Lily Safra, and Pablo and Nathalie Salame.

Presenting Sponsors for the event are American Airlines, Robert K. Kraft, The Lauder Foundation- Leonard & Judy Lauder Fund, Mylan,Pablo and Nathalie Salame, Sands Bethlehem, and Wells Fargo.

Co-Sponsors are Joseph W. Blount, and The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, and MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated.

Gold Sponsors are Gilead Sciences, M∙A∙C Viva Glam, Lily Safra, and The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

Silver Sponsors are Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Don Capoccia and Tom Pegues, and Merck.

Special thanks to Champagne Hatt et Söner, Domaine Bertaud Belieu, Grant Thornton, Kastal, Patrón Tequila, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and The St. Regis New York.

For ticket information, please contact Andreas Schwarz at the Elton John AIDS Foundation, 212.219.0670 or

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