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TAG was honored to host our annual event, the Research in Action Awards, on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Town Stages in New York City. This was a powerful experience that celebrated our 27 years of activism and progress promoting research, prevention, and treatment critical to ending the HIV, TB, and HCV epidemics, and building our strength for the struggles ahead.


David France
Oscar-nominated filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author, and award-winning investigative journalist. Director of How to Survive a Plague and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Matthew Lopez
Olivier Award-winning playwright and screenwriter; author of The Inheritance on Broadway

Amanda Lugg
Long-time Activist and Director of Advocacy and LGBT Programming at African Services Committee

Dr. John B. Steever
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, Mount Sinai Medical Center, specializing in HIV prevention and treatment in young LGBTQ people

A special video presenting
Liza Minnelli
with an RIAA Lifetime Achievement in Fighting to End AIDS Award

Tom Kirdahy
Theatre Producer, Attorney, and Human Rights Advocate

Thursday, November 14, 2019
6pm – 8pm

Town Stages
221 West Broadway
New York, NY

Help Support TAG’s work


The 2019 Research in Action Awards were chaired by Bob Bronzo and our co-hosts were Ann Northrop and Ron Goldberg.

Acclaimed artist Glenn Ligon donated a limited edition of 100 (+20 A/P) created especially for TAG this year, Black Rage (back cover). Editions are still available; for full info please see our Limited Art Editions page.

The 2019 TAG Limited Art Edition was supported by a generous grant from the Marta Heflin Foundation.

Inaugurated to heighten awareness and visibility of AIDS advocacy, research, and philanthropy, the Research in Action Awards is TAG’s premier fundraising event. It provides us with donations vital to supporting our work.

We live in an unprecedented political era that brings new threats to TAG’s work every single day, and we need your commitment more than ever before. We’re so grateful for your support. TAG’s work shows that combining research, activism, and political will drives the discoveries and prevention and treatment interventions that will end these epidemics.


Nick Debs
Joy Tomchin – “In honor of David France”

The Foundation for AIDS Research
Marta Heflin Foundation

Kevin & Neil Goetz, Screen Engine/ASI

Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
Celeste Cooper
David Corkery
The Gendal Family Charitable Foundation – “In honor of Monte Steinman”
Robert Lennon & Mark Gilrain
Richard Lynn & Joseph Evall
Bobby McLain & Alberto Blanquel
Robert Monteleone

1199 SEIU
Abbott Laboratories
Ivy Kwan Arce – “In memory of Sally C. Cooper, Katrina Haslip and Michael Callen”
Bob Bronzo
Joseph Burzynski
Benson Cohen
John F. Duane & Mary E. Northridge
Marc E. Elovitz – “In honor of Richard Lynn & Joseph Evall”
David France
Noel E.D. Kirnon & Michael D. Paley
Eddie Pelto – “In memory of Daniel A. Volpe, Jr.”
Bruce Schackman & Ed Sikov
Jeff Schoenfeld & Matt Holbein
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Jim Aquino
Erica Baum
Fung Chun Bong
Karen Bronzo & Jefferson Rabb
Scott P. Campbell
Christopher Canizares
Ruth Finkelstein & BC Craig
David Greenblatt
Mark Harrington
Barbara Hughes
Emmy Kondo and Danny Rosenthal
Jay Leitz
Andrew C. Schirrmeister III – “In honor of Monte Steinman”
David Sigal & NY State Senator Brad Hoylman
Mrinal Vikram & Kevin Finnegan
Nadine Witkin & Kevin Ryan

Amida Care, Doug Wirth
AVAC, Mitchell Warren
Robert & Margot Bazell
Steven & Denise Chickery
Michael Coady
Robert Croonquist
Alan Cumming & Grant Shaffer
Michael Cunningham & Ken Corbett
Dick Dadey
Paul L. Dietz
The Hon. Thomas K. Duane
Dr. Jennifer J. Furin
Robert Gillard & James Harrington – “In honor of Monte Steinman”
Assembly Member Deborah J. Glick
God’s Love We Deliver
Trip Gulick, MD
Dr. Margaret Hamburg & Peter F. Brown
Health GAP
Alex Henderson & Oskar Moguel
Drew Hodges & Peter Kukielski
Tim Hosking and Audrey Sokoloff – “In honor of Rich Lynn for his many and continuing efforts on behalf of Treatment Action Group”
Housing Works, Charles King
IAVI, Dr. Mark Feinberg
Richard Jefferys – “In memory of Richard Harrington”
Jameel Jiwani
Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally – “In memory of Gary Bonasorte”
Babette Krolik and Sara Rafsky
Burt R. Lazarin
Justin D. Lee, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Michael K. Longacre – “In memory of Tony Ortiz”
Kelsey Louie, GMHC
Mount Sinai Institute for Advanced Medicine
Joe McConnell & Erik Haagensen
Jeff Mendoza & Chuck Sklar
George & Mirla Morrison
Laura Morrison
Mylan, Inc.
John D. Nesbitt & Cristina Corbin
Kim Nichols – “In honor of Amanda Lugg”
Jason Osher & Rick Schubel
Otsuka Novel Products GmbH
Bruce Pachter
Daniel Ptacek
Robert H. Remien
Roche, Robin Thomas
James Saakvitne & Daniel Chow – “In honor of Dr. John B. Steever”
Peter Schamel
H.A. Sedgwick – “In honor of Cassandra Leveille”
David R. Shaw and Francesca Zaccheo
Stephan Shaw & Sunita Viswanath
Virginia Shubert & David Sipress
Jane Silver
Peter Staley
Monte Steinman
Marc Szafran
Rachel Tiven & Seth Marnin
Keith S. Tobin MD
Dennis Trunfio
Tom Viola, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS
Lisa Volling – “In honor of Jameel Jiwani”

List as of 12/10/19


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