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Rebecca Wang Continues Giving Spirit for EJAF’s Most Recent Fundraiser

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) hosted a private party at the Windsor home of Elton John and David Furnish to benefit AIDS programs for young people.

 On June 23, the Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted a private fundraising dinner at the home of Elton John and David Furnish in Windsor to benefit their outreach programs geared towards young people in Africa. The invitation-only event, with an illustrious guest list including BVLGARI CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, actor Kevin Spacey, and fashion designer Valentino Garavani, raised funds to benefit children in Africa aged 10-19.

A shocking statistic reveals that AIDS is now the leading cause of death for this age group. As a huge demographic, this generation will have an immense impact on economics, society, and politics in Africa, and EJAF is dedicated to supporting them and ensuring that they are not exposed to HIV/AIDS. Rebecca Wang, who has been supporting with EJAF for years and received an exclusive invitation, will continue her patronage by supporting this event.

The intimate event took place at the private home of Elton John and David Furnish, a beautiful and elegant Queen Anne-style mansion which lies adjacent to the grounds of Windsor Castle. Hosted by David Williams, the event featured an auction of the works of Georg Baselitz, Romero Britto, and Luke Jerram, along with a beautiful necklace provided by BVLGARI, who generously underwrote the evening in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Funds raised at this event will go to multiple programmes in order to provide appropriate medication to the most vulnerable populations in Africa.

About the Elton John AIDS Foundation

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is one of the largest privately-funded institutions in the world working to overcome AIDS. Since its beginning the Foundation has prioritized the pivotal areas of treatment, prevention and education, and raised over $300 million to support more than 1,200 projects world-wide.

About Rebecca Wang

Rebecca Wang has long supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation in its efforts to fight the global AIDS crisis as benefactor over two consecutive years (2011, 2012) to the EJAF’s Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party, the most high-profile and largest fundraising event held in Hollywood on Oscar night. In 2014-2016 she has resumed her support as patron for the event, a position she also held for their New York Enduring Vision benefit in October 2013.


Rebecca Wang, Member of the Academy Circle, Supports 2016 BAFTA Awards

Strong contenders for “Best Film” highlight a tight race at the 2016 BAFTA Awards

The heavyweights were out at the 2016 BAFTA Awards. Blockbuster films like Bridge of Spies and The Revenant seemed primed to sweep the major film and directing categories, while superstar names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Maggie Smith, and Cate Blanchett came into the ceremony leading their respective acting categories.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang supported the star-studded event, which was hosted at the Royal Opera House in London. In attendance was the class of the film industry, with celebrities including Best Supporting Actress winner Kate Winslet, director Steven Spielberg, and Tom Cruise.

The BAFTA Awards nominations have become known as an intriguing comparison to the Oscar nominations across the pond. This year’s BAFTA Awards gave four technical awards to the explosion-ridden action ride Mad Max: Fury Road, which was not nominated for Best Film at the Oscar’s. The Revenant, meanwhile, took three of the major BAFTA awards: Best Film, Best Director for Alejandro Iñárritu, and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The BAFTA Awards have risen greatly in prestige in recent years, nearly rivalling the Oscar’s in importance and popularity. This year’s BAFTA awards indicate that The Revenant and Fury Road could have big nights at the Oscar’s.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has dedicated itself to charities which provide for the year-round education of students in the moving image arts. The Scholarship Programme in particular was designed to provide higher education opportunities for students who show exceptional potential in the Arts, especially in film, television, and video games. In 2013, HRH Prince William also launched the Give Something Back campaign, allowing film studios and Academy members to support other educational programmes focused on igniting creative talent in youngsters.

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Rebecca Wang attends the 69th British Academy Film Awards in London 2016

Executive producer Rebecca Wang is a member of the Academy Circle and supporter of BAFTA’s charity work. Her involvement has given her a deeper understanding of the positive change that can be achieved through the Arts. “Film and television can foster fantastic creativity and innovations, but for the Arts to truly flourish, we must ensure that the younger generations have the opportunity to discover their own potential,” she said. “BAFTA is not only a leader in the UK film industry, but also in Arts-focused charity.”