In celebration of Black Ball’s 10th year, Keep a Child Alive has invited back two standout artists from years past including Roy Ayers who performed at the inaugural Black Ball in 2004, and Kathleen Battle who sang alongside Keys at the 2007 Black Ball. KCA is excited to bring artists Pharrell Williams, Carole King and Laura Mvula to the Black Ball stage for the first time. Also joining the Black Ball stage this year will be Swizz Beatz who will be DJing the evening’s Afterglow finale.
Parfums Givenchy, a proud sponsor of Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball, is a luxury fragrance and cosmetics brand that cultivates a unique blend of aristocratic elegance and daring creativity.
The creative freedom of the brand, which combines style with impertinence, is reflected in its Couture-inspired perfumes, its audacious and trend-setting make-up products with genuine leather cases and its innovative skincare formulas.
Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, a premier Upper East Side fixture for over 75 years, is the wine and liquor sponsor.
Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball is a star-studded event where celebrity and philanthropy join hand in hand. The evening celebrates the work of Keep a Child Alive and raises millions for children and families affected by HIV in Africa and India. Past performers have included Jay-Z, Adele, David Bowie, Sade, Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Usher and many more incredible artists. This star-studded event has currently raised over $18.5 million for children and families affected by HIV.
Founded in 2003, Keep a Child Alive believes that every person has the right to dignified health care and a future. The organization currently supports nine grassroots organizations, which provide lifesaving HIV treatment, comprehensive clinical care for children and families affected by HIV in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and India. Services also include psychosocial support, nutritious food, as well as loving support for children orphaned due to AIDS. To date, local partners have served over 300,000 people.