The Elton John AIDS foundation raised $5.1 million on February 24, at its annual Academy Awards viewing party, ENews 2.0 reports (, 2/26).

According to the article, part of these funds came from the auctioning of a 1974 restored Corvette convertible that belonged to actress and AIDS activist Sharon Stone. Stone reportedly said she was thrilled to help raise such a large amount of funds for AIDS research.

Partygoers included: Heidi Klum, Harrison Ford, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Kate Beckinsale, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones.