$24.9 Million Raised since 2004
Each year at the Black Ball, celebrity, art and philanthropy come together to join in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
It began in 2003, after Alicia Keys and Leigh Blake founded Keep a Child Alive. The first fundraiser, held in NYC and called the ‘Pusher’s Ball,’ raised funds to get HIV drugs to children in sub-Saharan Africa, who otherwise would not have had access to treatment. Renamed the Black Ball in 2004, we have since honored some amazing people and witnessed magical musical collaborations between Alicia and other leading artists (Bono, David Bowie, Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams, to name just a few). With Alicia hosting the evening, it’s a truly personal, moving experience. And with so many leaders in business, philanthropy, music and entertainment in the room, it’s an evening full of energy and possibility.
Most importantly, it provides Keep a Child Alive the funds necessary to positively change the lives of children and families living with HIV in Africa and India.
Black Ball 2014
At last year’s Black Ball we celebrated the power and potential of a generation of young people living with HIV, as we looked to a new generation of activists in the fight to end AIDS.
Host & Musical Director
Swizz Beatz & Sean Puffy Combs
Alicia Keys, David Byrne, NAS, & Angel Haze
The evening extended beyond the confines of the physical venue, with a live tweet of the event and extensive social media campaign, resulting in 456 million twitter impressions. And significant press was generated, with 482 million impressions in print, broadcast and online coverage.
Videos from the Night
Photos From The Night
We are beyond grateful to our amazing supporters
who made the evening possible.