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13th Annual Golden Heart Awards

God’s Love was honored to welcome 800 guests to the 13th Annual Golden Heart Awards on October 21 at Cipriani South Street in Manhattan. The Golden Heart Awards are presented annually by God’s Love to honor the important contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations to the organization’s cause. Funds raised at the event help ensure that no person in the metropolitan area suffers the dual crises of hunger and life-altering illness. At this year’s dinner, God’s Love celebrated the remarkable contributions of three generous people: mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg; John Demsey on behalf of his work with MAC VIVA GLAM Fund; and supermodel, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Iman.

This year, the evening raised $2.9 million in support of our urgent mission of providing life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness.

The sold-out gala began with an Italian Market Experience curated by Eataly. Cocktails were followed by dinner and a live auction.

Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish ­­­started off the night welcoming guests to the Golden Heart Awards. Playwright and screenwriter Matthew Lopez presented Mr. Buttigieg with the Golden Heart Awards for Outstanding Leadership and Public Service. Fashion model Winnie Harlow presented John Demsey and MAC VIVA Glam Fund with the Golden Heart Awards for Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Leadership.

After dinner, God’s Love President & CEO Karen Pearl made remarks and auctioneer Harry Santa-Olalla led a rousing auction. Michael Kors then took to the stage to present Iman with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service.

God’s Love We Deliver extends special thanks to Eataly, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and glassybaby for their support of the Golden Heart Awards.

Thank you to our Honorary Chairwoman, Anna Wintour, and Co-Chairs Michael Kors, John Idol, Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Aerin Lauder, Jordan Roth, Blaine Trump, Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness, and Cynthia Erivo for making the evening a great success. We are grateful to all who attended the gala – for their support and their generous, golden hearts!

View our photos in our Facebook album.

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