An Evening Of Delivering Good Shows How Can Philanthropy Change The World
While a Charity aims to relieve the distress of particular social dilemma, Philanthropy attempts to address the root cause of the problem. It entails giving time or financial contributions to improve the lives of people and our world. For organizations, Philanthropy is an ethos and a business model that prioritizes giving back, that has been adopted and expanded in communities.
Remember, giving is a privilege bestowed on all of us. Delivering Good, the national non-profit organization that unites retailers, manufacturers, and foundations in supporting individuals in need, held its annual gala at New York City’s Ziegfield Ballroom.
This year, styled, “An Evening of Delivering Good” raised over $1.3 million for children, adults, and families facing poverty and hardship. The space scented in full floral bloom honored three of the organization’s partners for their contributions to communities in need. The Ralph Lauren Corporation was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, SAP the Inaugural Innovation Award, and Tanger Outlets the Impact Award. Executives from retail, finance and publishing, reunited with colleagues to back to in-person gatherings after over a year of lockdown.
Since 1985, Delivering Good has helped millions of kids, adults and families affected by poverty and disaster, with donated product distributed to people in need.
The Program began with Master of Ceremonies and Delivering Good Board Member, Ken Downing who created an interactive evening allowing individuals to donate via text or by viewing the Silent Auctions online featuring a Brooks Brothers Styling Package, Sports Illustrated Award Experience and Skate Lessons.
Throughout the evening guests experienced rich storytelling from the Main Stage and satellite platforms within the ballroom with both visual and in-person testimonials from those positively impacted by the great work of the organization and its honorees.
“The greatest impact Delivering Good can make is by assisting families in need through our local partners. The positive force of families, whether born or chosen, can lay a solid foundation for a person to achieve their dreams,” mentioned Downing.
The event exceeded its fundraising goal while welcoming 400 guests to support its cause with continued donations online. Guests sipped rose-colored infused drinks while DJ Hesta Prynn spun tunes during Cocktail Hour. The menu included seasonal faves, Roasted Butternut Squash, Black Truffle Chicken and chestnut stuffing followed by Sweet Hearts frosted in fondant by Trinas Treats.
“It was moving to see the outpouring of support from our product and financial donors at the gala and throughout this past year,” noted President and CEO of Delivering Good Lisa Gurwitch. “Thus far in 2021, more than 500 companies have donated over 20 million units of new, useful products that have been distributed to over 800 community partners. This has allowed Delivering Good to make a profound impact on millions of lives challenged by adversity.”