The Elton John AIDS Foundation Fall Benefit: An Enduring Vision
Since 2001 the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) fall benefit, An Enduring Vision, has established itself as one of the most glamorous and important events on the New York fall social calendar. Welcoming a who’s who of New York society and entertainment elite including Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Anderson Cooper, Billy Joel, Diane Lane, Brooke Shields, Sting, Daniel Craig, Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke, Sting and President Bill Clinton the night is not one to miss.
The event is a major source of fundraising for the Foundation raising millions of dollars for EJAF’s grant-making programs. It features a cocktail reception, dinner, curated live auction, and special performances. Past performances include Neil Young, kd Lang, Elvis Costello, Donna Summer, Heart, Stevie Nicks, Gladys Knight, Sheryl Crow, and of course Sir Elton John.
The 2017 event was a celebration of 25 years of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the momentous occasion was held in the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The night featured Aretha Franklin’s last public performance.