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More than 700 guests attended the God’s Love We Deliver Tenth Annual Golden Heart Awards on Monday, October 17, raising $2 million our important cause.
Attendees included Anna Wintour, Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Blaine Trump, Chrissy Teigen & John Legend, Priyanka Chopra, Lily Aldridge, Joan Smalls, Nina Agdal, Taylor Hill, Martha Hung, Constance Jablonski, Sara Sampaio, Kenya Kinski-Jones, Soo Joo Park, Ruby Aldridge, Andreea Diaconu, Alana Zimmer, Laura Love, Harley Viera-Newton, Aerin Lauder, Ariana Rockefeller, Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Fei Fei Sun, Amanda Freitag, Marcus Samuelsson, Vanessa Moody, Cush Jumbo, Vanessa Axente and Iman.
The sold-out gala, which was held at Spring Studios in Manhattan, featured actor Neil Patrick Harris as emcee who welcomed guests. He then introduced Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver, who took to the stage to present longtime volunteer Wing “Tat” Tat Leung with the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.
Chuck “the Baker” PIekarski, head baker at God’s Love We Deliver, joined Tat on stage and spoke about their 20-year history working together at God’s Love. Following Chuck’s inspiring remarks about Tat’s years of volunteerism at God’s Love, Jamie Niven led a rousing auction.
Actress Priyanka Chopra introduced Michael Kors who then to the stage to present supermodel and philanthropist Karlie Kloss with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. Ivan Bart, President of IMG Models, accepted on behalf of Kloss who was in Japan and appeared via video.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson presented iconic restauarateur Danny Meyer with the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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.
Past recipients include Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Ryan Murphy, Philippe Dauman, Calvin Klein, Christine Quinn, Harry Slatkin, Joan Rivers, “7th on Sale”, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, M·A·C Cosmetics/M·A·C AIDS Fund, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Altria Group, Inc., Carolina Herrera and our volunteers Jackie Fierstein, Roz Gilbert, Ed Prostak, Evan Schwartz, 25 Years of Volunteers, Cindy Little, Jeff Gates & Mike Moran and Michael Sennott.
God’s Love thanks their friends and supporters for attending, and for being such golden hearts!
It was a beautiful night…a night full of golden hearts!