Hearts of Gold 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala and Fashion Show - "Hooray for Hollywood"
NEW YORK-OCTOBER 27: Hearts of Gold's 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala and Fashion Show - "Hooray for Hollywood" on Thursday, October 27, 2010 at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York City, NY. Hearts of Gold (http://www.heartsofgold.org), a not-for-profit organization with the mission to improve the lives of New York City’s homeless mothers and their children, held their 14th Annual Fall Fundraising Gala, “Hooray for Hollywood,” on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The event, which was held at Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street, NYC), feature Co-Mistresses of Ceremonies Soledad O’Brien, Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN and Goodwill Ambassador for Hearts of Gold, along with Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s Tamara Tunie, also an accomplished producer and director as well as a member of Hearts of Gold’s esteemed Advisory Board. The red-carpet evening included a cocktail reception and dinner, as well as silent and live auctions with something for everyone, from fashion and beauty to travel and sports. Attendees were able to purchase keys to a “Treasure Chest” for a chance to win a 10K Gold Amor Heart Pendant with Diamond by Me&Ro, personally selected for Hearts of Gold by designer and CEO Robin Renzi. Following the auctions, a fashion show presented the fall collections of Beth Bowley and Transit, selected pieces from Kyle Westphal, and the U.S. runway debut of the re-branded Teenflo line, now named Judith & Charles. The night was capped off with a celebrity-DJ’ed after-party, “The Sequel.” Proceeds from the Gala, which is the organization’s main source of funding, will be used in support of the 900 mothers and children in residence annually in three shelters “adopted” by Hearts of Gold: Nazareth Housing, Nazareth House Harlem, and Semiperm HDFC. Since its inception in 1996, Hearts of Gold has helped more than 10,000 homeless New York City mothers and children exit the city’s shelters and thrive on their own.“Nationwide, families with children are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. At Hearts of Gold in New York City, we support moms and kids not only when they are in the shelters, but also as they transition out of them and establish homes of their own,” said Deborah Koenigsberger, Founder & Executive Director. “We are honored by the support of Soledad O’Brien and Tamara Tunie, as well as all of our donors and volunteers who make a difference in the daily lives of mothers and children in need.” About Hearts of Gold: Hearts of Gold (HoG) was founded in 1996 by Deborah Koenigsberger, a former model and a fashion industry stylist who owns a successful women’s clothing boutique, Noir et Blanc… Bis, established in 1989 in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. Her caring nature was touched by the struggles of homeless women in her neighborhood, so in 1996 she founded HoG, a not-for-profit organization that exists to improve the lives of New York City’s homeless mothers and their children. HoG has raised more than $1.6 million in support of city shelters including Nazareth Housing, Nazareth House Harlem, and Semiperm HDFC. Past shelters HoG has supported include the Alexander Abraham Residence and Icahn House East, LLC. In 2009, founder Koenigsberger was named a Smart Cookie Awards honoree by Condé Nast’s Cookie magazine and was honored as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1 News. The organization has attracted the support of such luminaries as Bobbi Brown, Kirsten Dunst, Edie Falco, Emme, Marcia Gay Harden, Hoda Kotb, Tonya Lewis Lee, Laura Linney, Soledad O’Brien, Malaak Compton Rock, Susan Sarandon, Ivana Trump, Tamara Tunie, Vanessa L. Williams, and Stevie Wonder. HoG is a section 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on how you can help, visit http://www.heartsofgold.org/. PHOTO CREDIT: ©Manhattan Society.com 2010 by Gregory Partanio tel: 718.614.7740 | e-mail: GregPartanio@aol.comRead More