On Thursday 28th June 2013, Sir Elton John and David Furnish opened the doors of their Old Windsor home for the 14th Annual White Tie & Tiara Summer Ball.
Set amongst 37 acres of rolling English countryside next to Windsor castle, the White Tie & Tiara Ball is a spectacular evening, raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. It has become an annual event hosted by Elton and David and one of the premier fundraising events of the UK.
Elton John AIDS Foundation: Thanks for your support Thomas!
A highlight of the year’s social calendar, the ball always attracts a wealth of celebrities.
Each year, the ball takes on a different theme but the dress code remains the same: White Tie & Tails for Gentlemen, and Tiaras and Ball Gowns for Ladies. Themes have been inspired by a variety of influences including The Wallace Collection which saw the marquee transformed into a French 18th Century Palace complete with a hand-painted marble floor and waiting staff dressed as footmen with powdered faces and white wigs. 2001 saw a broadly Italian theme, focusing on ‘The Glory of Venice’.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) is a nonprofit organization, established by rock musician Sir Elton John – in 1992 in the United States and 1993 in the United Kingdom – to support innovative HIV/AIDS prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
At the Elton John AIDS Foundation we believe that AIDS can be beaten. Our goal is to create an AIDS free future for everybody in the world
The organization was inspired by John’s young friend, Ryan White, a young AIDS sufferer infected by a blood transfusion, who died in the early 1990s. White’s personable and compassionate persona helped to achieve the tolerance and acceptance towards sufferers of the disease. The organization continues this effort.
The organization supports its work through proceeds from special events, cause-related marketing projects, and voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.It has raised over $200 million to support HIV/AIDS programs in fifty-five countries.
In 1993, the organization began hosting the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party.
Sir Elton John, recently called on the U.K. government to double its pledge over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Elton also called on the U.S. Congress to recommit to supporting the Global Fund.
We are pleased to share with you Elton’s call for action published in a June 7th opinion editorial in the leading U.K. newspaper The Guardian:
as well as his open letter distributed to members of Congress:
To donate and help kill Aids please visit: EJAF.org