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Sir Elton John created the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) almost 25 years ago. Through hard work and with the help of its generous friends and supporters, the foundation has raised more than $350 million to combat stigma, prevent infections, provide treatment and services, and motivate governments to end AIDS. In November 2016, the honour was presented to Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon as well as philanthropists Steve Tisch and Frank Giustra.
We were invited by Bulgari to create the trophy for the 2016 award. The iconic red ribbon is an internationally recognised symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDS and the Enduring Vision award for 2016 takes this shape as its inspiration.
The sculptural trophy is imagined as a completed ribbon, symbolising the on-going work of EJAF and the battles that will continue to be fought until HIV/AIDS is eradicated. Crafted in silver metal – to recall Sotirio Bulgari’s original roots as a silversmith – the fluid shape is mounted on a block of Carrara marble providing another link to the company’s Italian heritage. The result is an organic, sculptural object that pays tribute to the invaluable work of the EJAF and the honourees who have all made significant personal efforts in the on-going fight against HIV/AIDS.
The EJAF gala serves as a forum for the Foundation to pay tribute to its most dedicated supporters and individuals with two award categories. This year, EJAF bestowed the Foundation’s Enduring Vision Award on to internationally-renowned philanthropists Frank Giustra, a businessman, entrepreneur and stalwart champion of EJAF as well as countless additional causes; and to Steve Tisch, Chairman of the NFL’s New York Giants and Hollywood film producer who has been helping to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic for decades.
EJAF also presented its second-ever Founder’s Award to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in recognition of his exceptional commitment to equality and LGBT human rights through his Free and Equal Campaign at the UN. The EJAF Founder’s Award is only bestowed when a special individual’s work elevates the charity’s cause to new heights. The first Founder’s Award was presented in October 2013 to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“We are excited to present the Enduring Vision Award to long-time supporters Frank Giustra and Steve Tisch, who have both been strong allies in the battle against HIV/AIDS,” said Sir Elton John, Founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. “We are also very proud to present United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the Founder’s Award, which celebrates people who have made extraordinary contributions to the global effort to end AIDS. He continues to be a vocal supporter for LGBT equality and HIV/AIDS advocacy, declaring LGBT rights as one of the great neglected human rights issues of our time,” he continued.