amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Blloomingdales 2012 


Bloomingdale’s has been a strong corporate supporter of amfAR since its Bloomingdale’s by Mail campaign in 1986.  The store has also supported several amfAR special events over the years.

Bloomingdale’s has sold a number of special gift items to benefit amfAR both in stores and online, including the New York City Musical Snow Globe, the Skyline Umbrella, the Times Square Countdown ornament, and the Kurt Adler-designed angel ornament.

Between 2009 and 2011, amfAR has been the benefactor of Bloomingdale’s annual Fashionable Fundraiser, a national store event. 





Anne Keating, Senior Vice President, Public Relations and Corporate Philanthropy: 

"In April 1986, Bloomingdale's was there when the fight started.  A year later we were the first department store in the country to raise money for AIDS research and treatment, working with Mathilde Krim, founding chair of amfAR.  And 24 years later we continue to support the organization to fund research and care for those afflicted with HIV and AIDS through our in-store events, corporate giving, and Foundation grants.  Bloomingdale's is proud of our long-standing partnership with amfAR to help eradicate this global epidemic."