By On Top Magazine Staff
Published: June 01, 2011
Actor James Franco and designer Michael Kors will be honored at amfAR's Tuesday, June 14 fundraiser in New York City.
At the group's The Inspiration Gala New York – Black Tie/Hot Metal, Franco, 33, will be presented with the Piaget Award of Inspiration and Kors, 51, with the Award of Courage.
The 7PM event at the Museum of Modern Art will include a special performance by the legendary Liza Minnelli.
The late screen icon Elizabeth Taylor helped create amfAR. She became a leading advocate for AIDS research after the 1985 death of actor Rock Hudson from AIDS complications at the age of 59. Through her support, amfAR became one of the world's leading non-profits dedicated to ending the disease. Taylor left the bulk of her estate – worth at least $600 million – to two AIDS charities, amfAR and the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
Designer Kenneth Cole currently serves as amfAR's board chair.