Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to raise funds and awareness to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to provide assistance for those living with the virus. With its focus on direct care and prevention education, ETAF funds AIDS organizations throughout the world, providing support services to populations most in need.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (1) supports organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV/AIDS, and (2) supports organizations that provide education to the public regarding the AIDS virus and the prevention of AIDS.
ETAF supports existing organizations and entities that have exhibited integrity in managing their operations along with the knowledge and ability to expediently provide services or achieve other designated goals.
Left: Elizabeth Taylor’s eldest grand-daughter and eldest great grandson, Laela Wilding and Finn,
learn about Cascade AIDS Project’s “testing4all” program in Portland, OR which is funded by an ETAF grant.
Center: Right: Grandchildren Naomi, Tarquin, and Caleb Wilding represent ETAF at the 2013 Macy’s Passport event which was started in Los Angeles 20 years before by Elizabeth Taylor.
Right: Quinn Tivey honors his grandmother’s legacy by traveling the country interviewing and photographing people with HIV/AIDS who have been helped by grants from ETAF – all stories available on Wattpad. In this picture, Quinn shares a photo with Matt who was a client and is now an intern at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center in New York City.
Quinn Tivey honors his grandmother’s legacy by traveling the country interviewing and photographing people with HIV/AIDS who have been helped by grants from ETAF — all stories available on Wattpad. In this picture, Quinn shares a photo with Matt who was a client and is now an intern at the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center in New York City.
Elizabeth Taylor made arrangements for her Foundation to go on in perpetuity. To better carry out Ms. Taylor’s vision of helping those who are most disenfranchised within the HIV/AIDS community worldwide, ETAF has hired its first Managing Director, Joel Goldman. Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren are working with ETAF as Ambassadors to honor their grandmother’s memory.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation’s operating costs are paid by Ms. Taylor’s Trust; therefore, 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to helping people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Elizabeth Taylor: Legendary actress, businesswoman, fearless activist
Elizabeth Taylor’s film career spanned more than six decades. Beginning as a child star with MGM, she became one of the world’s greatest screen actresses. Among her multiple Academy Awards is the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her outstanding commitment to the AIDS cause. Ms. Taylor effortlessly kept the public fascinated beyond her screen presence – by her incandescent beauty, her courage, her humor, her business acumen, and her humanitarian spirit.
Even before her close friend Rock Hudson died in 1985 following his battle with HIV/AIDS, the legendary actress, businesswoman, and fearless activist had started her work to raise awareness and find a cure for the disease. Ms. Taylor devoted her time consistently and generously. Her passion and commitment to the cause helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars. She was one of the first celebrities to do so at a time when few would even acknowledge the disease. After cofounding the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and establishing The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF), Ms.Taylor received multiple accolades honoring her important work, including the Légion d’honneur from France and the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton. In 2000 Ms. Taylor was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
In March 2011 at the age of 79, the world mourned the loss of Elizabeth Taylor, but her legacy and work continue through the efforts of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.