Officers of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Barbara Berkowitz was retained as counsel to Elizabeth Taylor in 1989. At a time when women were not prevalent outside the traditional law firm environment, and with Ms. Taylor’s urging, Barbara started her own law practice, Berkowitz & Associates in 1997. Barbara remained counsel to Elizabeth Taylor for the remainder of her life through 2011, and at Ms. Taylor’s request was named and continues to serve as Co-Trustee to the Elizabeth Taylor Trust. Since its inception in 1991, Barbara has also provided pro bono legal services to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and serves as an officer of the Foundation today.
Grandson of Elizabeth Taylor, Quinn Tivey carries on her legacy and passion as a sought-after speaker and representative of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, participating at high-profile events, including the International AIDS Conference, the annual PEPFAR meeting, the Global Fund’s Board Meetings, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, The Social Good Summit, MCON, and more. Per his grandmother’s wishes, Quinn has been serving as a co-trustee of the Elizabeth Taylor Trust since 2016.
Having worked directly for Elizabeth Taylor as her Personal Assistant, Executive Secretary and now as a Co-Trustee for her estate and Officer to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, it is my privilege and honor to continue Elizabeth’s wishes for those living with HIV and AIDS. Making certain that they receive, in Elizabeth’s words, “the kindness, dignity and respect that every human being deserves.” Having personally borne witness to Elizabeth’s mission and goals for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation from its inception in 1991, we worked very quickly to find the best way to continue without her daily presence, through advocacy and direct care. With the generous help of Elizabeth’s family, celebrity ambassadors and professionals dedicated to ETAF, we are carrying forward with the work for which Elizabeth was most proud. When I hear experts in the world of AIDS tell me that Elizabeth Taylor’s voice in this fight is still the most important one, it brings me joy and confidence that we are doing the right thing for a pandemic that is just as relevant and destructive as it has been from the beginning.