Gilead becomes inaugural member of AFC's new Corporate Partnership Program

Tue. March 24, 2015 9:15 AM

Chicago, IL - Gilead Sciences recently awarded the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) $100,000, becoming the first member of AFC's Corporate Partnership Program. Through the Corporate Partnership Program, AFC is engaging companies across the US to make major contributions to HIV/AIDS programs and services in Chicago and beyond.

Corporate partners, such as Gilead, make unrestricted contributions that help AFC reach thousands of people living with or vulnerable to HIV. Each year, within Chicago alone, there are an estimated 1,100 new cases of HIV, which disproportionately impact communities of color, youth populations, gay men and other men who have sex with men. The Corporate Partnership Program fuels AFC's care, prevention, advocacy efforts that aim to meet the needs of individuals impacted by the epidemic throughout the community.

"During AFC's 30th year of action, we have an unprecedented opportunity to prevent new cases of HIV and provide even greater support to those living with and vulnerable to HIV," John Peller, AFC's President/CEO, said. "The corporate community plays an essential role in helping us to realize this incredible opportunity. We are grateful for our corporate partners' extraordinary generosity."

AFC launched its annual Corporate Partnership Program in 2015 in honor of its 30th year of service. Companies that give a significant contribution in unrestricted, charitable gifts to AFC are eligible for this program. Members of the program have opportunities to build deeper partnerships with AFC and Chicago's HIV/AIDS service community through employee volunteerism, education opportunities, outreach, and promotion.

From a press release