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The entrepreneur and television star will speak on inspiration and philanthropy.
Delivering Good (formerly known as K.I.D.S/Fashion Delivers), a charity that collects donations from the fashion, home and children’s industries, has announced entrepreneur and television star Bethenny Frankel as the featured speaker for its annual gala fundraiser on Nov. 8.
Frankel will speak about why she actively led relief efforts for those affected by natural disasters in Texas, Florida, Mexico and Puerto Rico. She has personally secured over 40 private flights carrying supplies to Puerto Rico and her partnership with Delivering Good provided gift cards, bank cards and supplies to people affected by several recent hurricanes.
Frankel’s efforts complement the work done by Delivering Good, according to President and CEO Lisa Gurwitch. “This year, our partnership with Bethenny Frankel’s ‘B Strong’ program has made a significant impact in the lives of many families and individuals, with the provision of much-needed gift cards and critical supplies,” Gurwitch says.
More than 2.5 million people benefit each year by Delivering Good, and in 2016, more than 400 companies donated over $200 million of much-needed products, which were distributed to more than 500 community partners. “It is an honor to see how the support from approximately 400 fashion, home and children’s companies helps Delivering Good make a profound impact in the lives of people challenged by poverty and natural disasters,” Gurwitch says.
The honorees at this year’s gala are Lissa Baum, EVP and chief lending officer of the Israel Discount Bank of New York, Allan Ellinger, senior managing partner of MMG Advisors and Chairman of Delivering Good, Brad D. Rose, a partner at Pryor Cashman, and Stephen Teglas, senior vice president of The Walt Disney Company. They will be recognized for their support and dedication to Delivering Good.
To learn more about the gala, visit DGgala.org.