amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Kiehls 2012 


The New York-based skin care company Kiehl’s Since 1851 has been a staunch supporter of amfAR’s AIDS research programs for more than a decade, sponsoring some of the Foundation’s most notable events in the city. Kiehl’s has also generously provided in-kind donations for event silent auctions, gift bags, and appreciation gifts for amfAR’s many VIP supporters.

Beginning in 2009, Kiehl’s created several limited-edition products to benefit amfAR’s innovative HIV/AIDS research programs. In 2010,  Kiehl’s introduced “Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR,” an annual, week-long motorcycle ride through major US cities with multiple high-profile Kiehl’s store events to raise consumer and media awareness of the organization along the way.  These combined initiatives have raised more than $400,000 for amfAR.

Kiehl’s was honored in 2007 with amfAR’s Award of Courage for its ongoing work in HIV/AIDS awareness.





Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA: 

“Dating back to 1996, Kiehl’s has been committed to raising awareness of HIV/AIDS by partnering with reputable organizations such as the Magic Johnson AIDS Foundation, YouthAIDS, and amfAR. In fact, since 2001, Kiehl’s has proudly raised upwards of $2,000,000 for the cause. From inception, it has been our mission to always give back to the communities in which we do business, and to do our part to be a socially responsible citizen. We are thrilled that we are able to donate to amfAR, a charity that Kiehl’s has supported for many years.”