Oct 18, 2021 6:00pm - 10:00pm

2021 Golden Heart Awards

This year’s dinner was a intimate in-person event, with a virtual option, as we continue to prioritize the safety of our guest and staff in the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to honor Don Lemon and Billy Porter with special performances from Dionne Warwick, Cyndi Lauper and the Broadway Inspirational Voices!

God’s Love We Deliver was founded at the height of the HIV/AIDs pandemic, and we’ve risen to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since last March, God’s Love has added 6,000+ new clients to the program. God’s Love is now cooking and home-delivering more than 10,000 meals every weekday. Your support is urgent and crucial.


Don Lemon
Golden Heart Award for Achievement in Broadcasting

Billy Porter
Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service

Honorary Chairwoman

  • Anna Wintour


  • Ariana DeBose
  • Tommy Dorfman
  • Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
  • John Idol
  • Iman
  • Michael Kors
  • Aerin Lauder
  • Judith Light
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Jordan Roth
  • Samantha Rudin
  • Lizzie & Jon Tisch
  • Blaine Trump

COVID Guidelines

Your safety is our top priority! We’re committed to providing a fun, safe and impactful experience.  Out of an abundance of caution with the Delta variant, we will be requiring that all guests show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event, in addition to proof of vaccination upon arrival to the venue. Tests that are conducted at testing facilities (PCR or rapid) as well as at-home tests will be accepted. Guests must be fully vaccinated at least by Oct 4 for final vaccine dose.

Please present the following along with matching photo ID at Venue Entrance:
  • Proof of COVID negative test taken within 72 hours of event (a photo or hard copy is acceptable)
  • Proof of Vaccination (fully vaccinated at least by Oct 4 for final vaccine dose)
    • A photo or hard copy of the CDC vaccination card
    • NYC COVID Safe App
    • New York State Excelsior App
    • CLEAR
    • Official vaccine record
    • A photo or hard copy of an official vaccination record of a vaccine administered outside the United States for one of the following vaccines: AstraZeneca/SK Bioscience, Serum Institute of India/COVISHIELD and Vaxzevria, Sinopharm, or Sinovac.
All guests will be notified immediately if there are updates to the COVID guidelines.

In Partnership With

Check out last year's virtual gala!

Past Golden Heart Awards

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14th Annual Golden Heart Awards

On Tuesday, December 1st, God’s Love We Deliver and Michael Kors hosted the annual Golden Heart Awards via a virtual program featuring an impressive lineup of celebrity appearances and performances. The gala, which was held o…

10.22.19 / Events

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 cont…

10.16.18 / Events

12th Annual Golden Heart Awards

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