The Golden Heart Awards 2018
On Tuesday, October 16th, God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD), in collaboration with celebrated designer Michael Kors, hosted their 2018 Golden Heart Awards. The dinner is hosted each year to thank honorees for their activism, and bring together an audience of individuals who share a passion for helping others as well as the New York community. This year marks the GLWD’s 12th hosting of the event, as well as their return to the downtowns dreamy Spring Studio venue.
Kors was all smiles as he walked the carpet with honorary co-chair and close friend, Anna Wintour. The pair kept busy by greeting other guests as they arrived. The excitement in the room was intense and crowds gathered to see who was going into come in through the doors. Dynamic duo, Iman and Donna Karen took to the carpet arm-in-arm. Lynda Carter and Blaine Trump playfully showcased their friendship laughing and smiling before the cameras. Ashley Graham, Priyanka Chopra, Neil Patrick Harris, Naomi Watts, Christian Siriano, and more made their way in front of the cameras before joining the rest of the guests upstairs for dinner and the ceremony.
The Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to actor and philanthropist, Hugh Jackman. When accepting his award, Jackman belted out the song “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and encouraged the crowd into joining him. In the audience to support the emotional acceptance speech was his wife, Debrroa-Lee Furness. The Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to playwright and screenwriter, Tony Kushner for his recognizable years of amazing work. Lastly, the Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Volunteerism went to auctioneer and philanthropist, Jamie Niven.
GLWD is a charitable organization that delivers health-driven and balanced meals to those living with AIDs/HIV and serious illnesses within the metropolitan area. Kors, a born and bred New Yorker himself, works endlessly to support the city in which he cares for so much. The close partnership between GLWD and Kors acts as a driving force to spread awareness for the current crisis of hunger and illness. The Golden Heart Awards are an important night in continuing the conversation and further facilitating change for this community.