Richardson, who was an amFAR trustee and tireless advocate for AIDS research, will be honored in a special tribute during the event that will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street. Leading the tribute to the actress will be her mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep and Mathilde Krim, Ph.D. The organization has also named Sir Elton John and David Furnish, as well as Yves Carcelle as 2010 honorees. The 6 PM evening will feature performances by Lady Gaga and Rufus Wainwright.
The gala evening begins at 6:00 PM with cocktails, followed by dinner and performances at 7:30 PM. For tickets visit amFAR.
Established in 1985, 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 the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy."