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Arts and Philanthropy Collide to Celebrate Sir Elton John

Rebecca Wang celebrates Sir Elton John’s 70th birthday by supporting the Hammer Museum and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Celebrities, musicians, art enthusiasts, and philanthropists alike will join Sir Elton John to celebrate his 70th birthday on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The world-renowned musician and philanthropist and host Rob Lowe will welcome guests, including Tom Ford, Steve Wonder and Rebecca Wang, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles for a private dinner featuring musical performances by Lady Gaga.

The occasion will also mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Elton John’s collaboration with Bernie Taupin and will be hosted in the stunning outdoor courtyard of the Hammer Museum. Proceeds from the evening will help support two of Sir Elton John’s greatest passions: the arts and philanthropy.

“It is so wonderful to be a part of such an auspicious event, not only to celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest artists of all time, Sir Elton John, but also to support the inspiring programs at the Hammer Museum and the global initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation,” says Rebecca Wang, who is a long term supporter of the foundation.

The Hammer Museum brings diverse and engaging exhibitions to the public for free, allowing visitors to experience a wide range of ideas in an inviting space. Since 1990, the Hammer Museum has catered the innovative spirit of dynamic forms of art and performance. By allowing the free flow of challenging ideas, visitors can encounter meaningful perspectives on the world around them.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) 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 $350 million to support more than 1,400 projects world-wide.

“I am continuously inspired by the works of Sir Elton John. He has dedicated his life to championing research, prevention, and education in the global AIDS epidemic,” Wang explains.

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 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 Supports 2016 EJAF Academy Viewing Party

The EJAF’s Academy Viewing Party is one of the most popular and most prestigious events of the year, bringing together Hollywood’s biggest stars on Oscar night.

On Sunday February 28th, the Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted a spectacular list of Hollywood A-listers for the 24th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party. Esteemed guests at the event included Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey, and Hillary Swank, who came together to raise $6.2 million in support of EJAF’s mission of HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment. Rebecca Wang continued her enduring support for the EJAF through this year’s event.

Rebecca Wang Supports 2016 EJAF Academy Viewing Party

Rebecca Wang Supports 2016 EJAF Academy Viewing Party

The Academy Viewing Party is the largest event of its kind on Oscar night, and features musical performances, an extravagant dinner, and a live auction made possible by both individual and corporate donors. The year’s event was chaired by Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Denzel Washington, Katy Perry, and Zooey Deschanel, among many others.

Executive producer Rebecca Wang has long supported the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s mission to spread education and treatment for HIV/AIDS. Wang has been benefactor over two consecutive years (2011, 2012) to this event along with Disney Studios, M*A*C Cosmetics, an Caesar’s Palace. From 2014 through 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. This event recognizes outstanding contribution in the campaign against AIDS and in 2013 honored Hilary Clinton with the Founder’s Award for her tireless work in the field.

“The Elton John AIDS Foundation continues to stand among the most important and influential organisations for AIDS education and research in the world,” said Rebecca Wang. “The popularity and fundraising capabilities of this event show just how far compassion and public outreach can go in fighting humanitarian crises such as AIDS.”

The Elton John AIDS foundation is dedicated to ending AIDS and HIV infection-related deaths worldwide. Over the last two decades it has become one of the world’s leading non-profits in the field, raising over $349 million to date.

Corporate sponsors for this year’s event include Bulgari, M*A*C Viva Glam, Neuro Drinks and
Diana Jenkins, and Audi. Funding for the EJAF arrives via contributions from organizations and individuals such as Rebecca Wang, whose deep compassion others has led to her ongoing support for charities working in the fields of research, intervention and prevention of AIDS.