God's Love Kors Delivers
Michael Kors and co. raise $3 million for the charity at its annual gala
Anyone who still thinks Hillary Clinton isn't running for president in 2016 hasn't been to a party with her lately. Last night she was honored with the inaugural (coincidence?) Michael Kors Award for Community Service at a fundraiser for charitable meal delivery service God's Love We Deliver, and as Mr. Kors gave his introductory remarks, you could hear a pin drop in Spring Studios.
Earlier in the program, Iman had said, "Michael is a connector. He knows someone, who knows someone, and puts people together." Hence the diverse group of Team Kors in attendance, Hilary Swank, Olivia Munn, Sigourney Weaver, and Bette Midler included.
But it was all eyes on Clinton when she joined Kors and Anna Wintour onstage to accept her award. Said Clinton: "It's great being introduced by two of my fellow fashion icons…. Michael's generosity and enthusiasm are infectious. What he has done with his philanthropy is a great tribute to him, but also a challenge to the rest of us, to keep giving back."
Last year Kors donated $5 million to God's Love We Deliver. His donation certainly proved inspirational last night. Kors' longtime investor Lawrence Stroll made a singular $500,000 donation to the cause. And all in all, more than $3 million was raised, making the event the most successful in the organization's history.
As the evening came to a close and guests filed out, Kors told Style.com, "The best part of the night was hearing Mrs. Clinton speak—she's so captivating and energizing. And, of course, she was wearing Michael Kors, so it was heaven."