Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award: Elton John
Photo Credit: Nina Westervelt.

November 7, 2017


We are so proud to announce Sir Elton John as the recipient of the 2017 Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award. Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor were more than dear friends. They both shared a desire to leverage the power of their celebrity to speak out for those affected by AIDS and to raise millions of dollars for research, prevention, treatment, and advocacy. ETAF Ambassador Aileen Getty and three of Elizabeth Taylor’s grandchildren, Rhys, Eliza, and Quinn presented the award at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. The evening was devoted to honoring Elton for his leadership, commitment, and enduring vision as the Founder and driving force of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. During the tribute to Elton John, Aileen Getty announced that the Aileen Getty Foundation and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation would join together to provide $250,000 in funding for the fourth year of EJAF’s joint grant-making partnership with ETAF.