AmfAR will celebrate 25 years of existence next year and is getting presidential for its silver anniversary. The charity said this week that it will honor former president Bill Clinton, as well as Elizabeth Taylor and Diane von Furstenberg, at its yearly New York Gala in February. All three will receive the AIDS foundation’s Award of Courage.

“Each of these honorees has made vital and distinctive contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS,” said amfAR chairman Kenneth Cole. “We are enormously proud to be able to pay tribute to such exceptional and compassionate humanitarians.” The annual black-tie affair, sponsored by Hublot, is set for Feb. 9 at Cipriani Wall Street, and all three honorees are scheduled to attend.

This story first appeared in the December 16, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.