FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Robert Kessler, Program Communications Manager
amfAR ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF TWO NEW MEMBERS TO ITS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Arthur Lewis and Cindy Rachofsky join the amfAR Board for three-year terms
NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 --- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is pleased to announce the addition of Arthur Lewis and Cindy Rachofsky to its Board of Trustees. Lewis and Rachofsky are both highly respected figures in the contemporary art community and will bring invaluable experience, expertise and passion to the foundation’s leadership, particularly in the fundraising arena.
Cindy Rachofsky previously served on amfAR’s Board of Trustees from 2010 to 2020. Cindy and Howard Rachofsky have supported amfAR since 1999 and have served as hosts of the annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art gala, which benefits both amfAR and the Dallas Museum of Art. In two decades, TWO x TWO has raised more than $100 million. In recognition of their efforts, the Rachofskys were honored with amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2009.
“My commitment to the invaluable work that amfAR does has not wavered in my two years off the Board of Trustees and I’m thrilled to be back,” Rachofsky said. “As always, it’s an honor to play a part in amfAR’s crucial work.”
Cindy Rachofsky also serves as a Trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art and of the Howard E. Rachofsky Foundation. The Rachofskys are renowned art collectors, with more than 800 works of contemporary art held at The Rachofsky House in Dallas, Texas.
Arthur Lewis is a Partner and Creative Director of UTA Fine Arts and UTA Artist Space in Los Angeles. A patron of the arts and–alongside Hau Nguyen–a significant collector of both emerging artists and Contemporary African American Art, Lewis is a well-known and distinguished figure in the art world. He is a member of the Board of Governors at Otis College of Art and Design, on the board of Prospect New Orleans and the University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design, a member of the National Advisory Committee for The New Orleans African American Museum, and is a Global Council member at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
“It is, to me, nothing short of a miracle that we could see a cure for AIDS in my lifetime, and that is thanks in no small part to the work funded by amfAR,” Mr. Lewis said. “It’s an honor to be elected to the leadership of such a respected organization and I look forward to playing my own small part in eradicating this scourge.”
“We have long benefited from the extraordinary support of our friends and partners in the art community, and the addition of Arthur Lewis to the amfAR Board and the reelection of Cindy Rachofsky is a testament to the abiding strength of that partnership,” amfAR Board Co-Chair T. Ryan Greenawalt said.
amfAR Co-Chair Kevin McClatchy added: “I’ve no doubt that they’ll enrich the Board with their insight and wisdom as we forge ahead in our mission to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic through innovative research.”
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world's leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $600 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide.