God's Love We Deliver
166 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
More than 700 guests attended the God's Love We Deliver Eleventh Annual Golden Heart Awards on Monday, October 16. The evening featured a cocktail reception which highlighted celebrity chef dishes, dinner, an awards presentation and for the first time, an after party. This year's event raised $2.3 million. At the event, in addition, God's Love announced a $1 million gift from designer Calvin Klein, who is also donating all profits from his upcoming book to God's Love.
Attendees included Alex de Betak, Alexandra Richards, Alina CHo, Amber Valetta, Andreea Diaconou, Andy Karl, Anna Wintour, Ashley Graham, Benim Foster, Blythe Danner, Clyn Evernden, Derek Blasberg, Ella Richards, Emily Robinson, Garrett Neff, Gideon Glick, Gwyneth Paltrow, Halston Sage, Harley Viera-Newton, Hilary Rhoda, Iman Hamman, Ine Nefs, Jasmine Tookes, Jason Morgan, Jessica Hart, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Hudson, Lais Ribeiro, Lola Kirke, Mafalda Saxe-Coburg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Kors, Ofreh, Prince Pavlos of Greece, Princess Marie Chantal of Greece, Princess Olympia of Greece, Rachel Bay Jones, Romee Strijd, Sarah Jones, Seamus Mullen, Serayah, Sofia Sanchz de Betak, Sofia Yeganeh and Teddy Charles.
The sold-out gala, which was held at Spring Studios in Manhattan, featured playwright and actor Sarah Jones as emcee who welcomed guests. She then introduced Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God's Love We Deliver, who took to the stage to present longtime Board Member and God's Love Cookbook co-creator Jon Gilman with the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.
Playwright, actor and poet Sarah Jones started off the night with a four-character act, welcoming guests to the Golden Heart Awards.
Actor Andrew Rannalls presented Jordan Roth with the Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Jon took to the stage and shared about his long history and with God's Love. Following Jon's inspiring remarks about his involvement with God's Love, Jamie Niven led a rousing auction.
Michael Kors then took to the stage to present actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Gwyneth Paltrow with the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service.
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 Karlie Kloss, Danny Meyer, 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, Michael Sennott, and Wing Tat Leung.
God's Love thanks their friends and supporters for attending, and for being such golden hearts!
Thank you to such golden hearts for such a beautiful night!