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Elton John Oscar Party

Last night’s Academy Awards Viewing Party was a major success! Thanks to our guests, our sponsors, everyone who participated in our auction and all of you who donated online, we raised more than $6.3 million to help our grantees end HIV/AIDS by 2030.

The night was filled with unforgettable moments, including Elton’s surprise performance with Rocketman’s Taron Egerton and the speech by Chairman of the Fulton County Commission Robb Pitts about our partnership in Georgia.


Funds from this event will benefit our grantees who are doing critical work that includes:

  • Fighting HIV within the opioid crisis in Miami
  • Treating HIV-positive migrants in Tijuana
  • Increasing access to HIV testing for gay men in Moscow
  • Testing and treating sex workers in Zimbabwe
  • Launching a wellness program for the transgender community in Selma
  • Caring for children living with HIV in the UK
  • Expanding adolescent HIV treatment in Uganda
  • Leadership training for young people at risk of HIV in Memphis
  • Distributing anonymous HIV testing kits in Vietnam
  • Providing legal representation for HIV-positive people facing discrimination globally

Visit our InstagramTwitter, and Facebook and search the #EJAFOscars hashtag for more highlights from the evening. And stay tuned as we put these funds into action throughout 2019 and beyond. 

 P.S. Please visit to find detailed information about EJAF’s mission and history and to make secure, tax-deductible, online donations in support of our work.
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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.