Aileen Getty to Receive Inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Award (Exclusive)
Long live Elizabeth Taylor's legacy.
Emmy award-winning actress Sharon Stone will present the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award to philanthropist Aileen Getty at the 2014 Angel Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Getty, Taylor’s former daughter-in-law, founded both the Aileen Getty Foundation and Gettlove, which helps the homeless in Hollywood find permanent housing. Together, Getty’s organizations work toward improving the community as a whole, including the fight against HIV/AIDS and mental illnesses.
Taylor was a supporter for Project Angel Food for more than 20 years. Her dedication to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS expanded into The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFar). The six different amFar Inspiration Galas, each in different cities across the globe, draw support from A-listers including Marc Jacobs, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. Stone is a advocate against HIV/AIDS herself, serving as amFar’s global fundraising chairman.
The award in Taylor’s name emerges as Project Angel Food celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit agency has delivered over 9 million free healthy meals and provided counseling to those with devastating illnesses.
The 2014 Angel Awards will take place on Sept. 6 at the Project Angel Food headquarters in Los Angeles. The ceremony will feature eats by Govind Armstrong of Post and Beam, Willie Jane and 8 Oz Burger Bar.