10.20.21 / Events

15th Annual Golden Heart Awards

On Monday, October 18, God’s Love We Deliver celebrated its annual Golden Heart Awards dinner and honored the extraordinary achievements of Billy Porter and Don Lemon, in partnership with Michael Kors.

The event took place in a hybrid format, with both an in-person gala at the Glasshouse in Manhattan as well as a virtual program for guests tuning in from home.

The night kicked off with a New York City-themed cocktail hour featuring specialty drinks from Bemelmans Bar. In partnership with Vox’s food and dining platform, Eater, guests were also treated to dishes from some of the Big Apple’s most iconic restaurants, including Sardi’s, Russ & Daughters, Dame, Pinch Chinese, Bolivian Llama Party, Frenchette and Saxelby Cheesemongers. They were also given the chance to bid on an original piece of art, made exclusively for this year’s event, by artist, graphic designer and art director Eric Haze.

Guests were then seated for dinner and the program, featuring a welcome from Alan Cumming, dressed in the new Michael Kors x God’s Love sweater. Next, the legendary Clive Davis took the stage to introduce celebrated singer, Dionne Warwick, who wowed the crowd with “What the World Needs Now” and to present the Golden Heart Award to Don Lemon.

Cyndi Lauper joined the festivities singing “Not My Father’s Son” and “True Colors” in a dynamic performance that ended in a standing ovation. Michael Kors made moving remarks in presenting the Golden Heart Award to the remarkable Billy Porter, who made inspiring acceptance remarks from London.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Michael Kors brand, Anna Wintour surprised Michael with a tribute, followed by a special performance by Broadway Inspirational Voices.

See some of our fabulous press at Vogue.com and WWD.

Also aired at the gala was the world premiere of our new video featuring Broadway, TV, and film star Jane Krakowski, who gives a special tour of God’s Love. Watch the video below, and please share it on your social on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Watch our recap of the fabulous night

Watch our new video with Jane Krakowski!

The event supported our ongoing growth in response to the demand for our home-delivered meal program. During COVID-19, God’s Love has not only survived but thrived. We have cooked and home-delivered more than 2.5 million meals in the last year all while expanding services for our clients. We have introduced a program for veterans living with PTSD, we have grown our sustainability efforts, using local meat, dairy, and produce in our kitchen, and we are about to launch a gestational diabetes program. The Golden Heart Awards help make our life-saving work possible.

Please hear from some of our clients, in their own words, about how our meals and nutrition counseling support them.

Special thanks to our honorary chairwoman Anna Wintour, co-chairs, supporters, volunteers and staff!

Photos by Darian DiCianno/BFA.com; Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan; Michael Ostuni/Patrick McMullan; Kim Mancuso @kimmancusophotography

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