April 21, 2023
– Last night, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF)
hosted its inaugural New York event at The Modern honoring
Jeff Gennette, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Macy’s,
Inc., and long-term Ambassador for The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS
Foundation, fashion designer Zac Posen.
Tony Award®-nominated actor and ETAF Champion for ‘HIV Is
Not A Crime,’ L Morgan Lee presented the event honorees with
The Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award.
The evening was generously supported by Presenting Sponsor
Gilead Sciences, Inc., and Co-Sponsor Macy’s, Inc. “I
firsthand watched and experienced how the AIDS epidemic took
loved ones, teachers, and friends of my parents.
Growing up in the city, it was pretty confusing, devastating
and terrifying for a young man coming of age,” said Posen.
“(Elizabeth’s) courage and grace really resonates with me to
this day and I lead an organization where this social
compassion is the forefront of how Macy’s uses its voice and
values, its scale and its power, for good,” said Gennette.
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Working tirelessly on the AIDS crisis throughout the
1980s, Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor
AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to carry out her vision for
an AIDS-free world. ETAF works to provide the direct care
needed for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
Emphasizing Elizabeth's voice, commitment, and concentration
on hard-to-reach communities, ETAF's domestic advocacy
initiatives remain a priority.
ETAF's programs have also expanded to ensure that HIV
prevention education and access to treatment are available
through domestic and international initiatives.
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or contact Cathy
Brown, ETAF, at
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MACY’S Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc.
(NYSE: M) serves as the style source for generations of
customers. With one of the nation’s largest e-commerce
platforms powered by macys.com and mobile app, paired with a
nationwide network of stores, Macy’s delivers the most
convenient and seamless shopping experience, offering great
values in apparel, home, beauty, accessories and more.
Macy’s gives customers even more ways to shop and own their
style through an off-price assortment at Macy’s Backstage
and at our highly curated and smaller store format, Market
by Macy’s. Each year, Macy’s provides millions with
unforgettable experiences through Macy’s 4th of July
Fireworks® and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® and helps our
customers celebrate special moments, big and small. We’re
guided by our purpose – to create a brighter future with
bold representation that empowers more voice, choice and
ownership for our colleagues, customers, and communities.