The evening featured a gala dinner, a live auction, special musical performances, and acknowledged two honorees, actress Scarlett Johansson and Artistic Director Donatella Versace for their outstanding contributions to the fight against AIDS.
Committed to providing support and visibility to worthy causes and creating customized luxury experiences for their supporters, Belvedere Vodka offered a limited-edition Silver Saber magnum customized for each guest who pledged $500 or more to amfAR throughout the evening, raising $212,141.
To support the live auction, Moët & Chandon offered, for the first time ever, an opportunity for someone to purchase their very own Moët & Chandon vending machine, which holds 336 Moët & Chandon mini bottles. The Moët & Chandon vending machine broke the evening’s record, selling for the highest price during the live auction at $85,000.
In addition to these unique and rare items donated to support amfAR’s work around the globe, Moët Hennessy also served Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut, Numanthia Termes 2013 and Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2016 to accompany the dinner. In total, thanks in part to Moët Hennessy’s support, the gala raised nearly $2 million for amfAR. More details on the amfAR New York Gala are available at http://www.amfar.org/In-The-Spotlight/Press-Releases/Events-PR/SCARLETT-JOHANSSON-AND-DONATELLA-VERSACE-HONORED-AT-amfAR-S-ANNUAL-FASHION-WEEK-NEW-YORK-GALA/.
The amfAR New York Gala is one of New York City’s most successful and high-profile AIDS benefits. Moët Hennessy is the Official and Exclusive Wine and Spirits Partner for amfAR events around the world, and is proud to continue this global partnership throughout 2017.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested $480 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
About Moët Hennessy USA
MOËT HENNESSY USA is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines, spirits and Champagnes in the U.S. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines, Ao Yun, Cape Mentelle, Cloudy Bay, Newton Vineyard, Numanthia, Terrazas de Los Andes, Smoke Tree and Chandon California. Moët Hennessy has a strong consumer focus with an uncompromising commitment to building luxury brands.
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