On April 28, 2011, amfAR presented the Inspiration Miami Beach Party, the Foundation's first benefit event during Art Basel Miami Beach. amfAR and Josh Wood Productions launched the Inspiration Series in 2010 to celebrate fashion and style while raising funds for the Foundation’s lifesaving AIDS research programs. Held at Soho Beach House, the invitation-only dance party featured cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction of contemporary works of art, and special guest DJ sets by Mia Moretti and DJ Kiss.
Honorary Chairs of the Inspiration Miami Beach Party included Joseph Altuzarra, Fabien Baron, Klaus Biesenbach, Marianne Boesky, Larry Boland, Christopher Bollen, John Demsey, Santiago Barberi Gonzalez, Marian Goodman, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, Dan Rangone, Michelle and Jason Rubell, Chloë Sevigny, and St. Vincent. Sponsors included M•A•C Viva Glam, Piaget, Moët Hennessy, and Interview Magazine. To date, the Inspiration series has raised more than $6 million for amfAR.