Hillary Clinton will once again be honored by the fashion world this October. The Hamptons visitor and former Secretary of State will be the first ever recipient of the Michael Kors Award—a new addition to the God’s Love We Deliver awards. The charity is a non-profit organization in New York City that provides food and nutrition counseling to people with serious illnesses.
Michael Kors, who has worked with the organization for 20 years, selected Clinton to be honored for her humanitarian commitment and dedication to community service. Because of his regular commitment to God’s Love We Deliver, the Southampton resident and designer was offered the opportunity to distribute his own award, the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service. Last fall, Kors donated $5 million to God’s Love We Deliver’s $25 million capital campaign in order to help expand their kitchen and distribution facilities.
He was also honored with the organization’s Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement last year..
“I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me,” Kors said in a statement. “She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.”
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will present Clinton’s award alongside Kors at the October 16 ceremony, which fittingly happens to be World Food Day.
Past recipients of God’s Love We Deliver’s Golden Heart Award include Philippe Dauman, Calvin Klein, Christine Quinn, Harry Slatkin, Joan Rivers, among others.
Visit glwd.org to learn more about God’s Love We Deliver.