David Bohnett Honored
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to amfAR and the fight against AIDS, Trustee David Bohnett, and the David Bohnett Foundation, have been honored with amfAR’s Philanthropic Legacy Award. The award was presented by amfAR Board Co-Chair T. Ryan Greenawalt at an amfAR event in the Hamptons, July 30, 2022.
David Bohnett is an Internet pioneer and technology entrepreneur. In 1999, he founded the David Bohnett Foundation to improve society through community building and social activism. For over 20 years, the foundation has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations working in areas such as LGBTQ rights and equality, the arts, voting rights, reducing gun violence, and HIV/AIDS.
Over the years, the David Bohnett Foundation has contributed more than two million dollars to amfAR. In addition, David is an ardent and outspoken advocate and champion of AIDS research, and has recruited the support of many others to the cause.
David Bohnett joined the amfAR board in December 2006. In 2012, he was appointed by President Obama to the board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also a trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.