The fundraising event benefiting Two Ten will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City’s Manhattan Center. The evening will begin with a VIP dinner, followed by cocktails, a live auction, special tributes to Two Ten clients and industry icons and the presentation of awards.
Chairman of DSW, Inc. Jay Schottenstein will be honored with the T. Kenyon Holly Award for humanitarian achievement; Wolverine Worldwide President, Chairman and CEO Blake Krueger will receive the AA Bloom Award for his long-time support; and Nordstrom VP/Rack Corporate Merchandise Manager-Shoes Tacey Powers will accept the Two Ten Social Impact award for her commitment to giving back to the footwear community.
The evening will close with Fergie taking the stage, a concert arranged by Two Ten Board Chair and Caleres CEO, President and Chairman Diane Sullivan.
In a press release, Sullivan said, “We have partnered with Fergie on her eponymous footwear line for over a decade, and during that time she has truly become part of our Caleres family as well a proud and supportive member of our footwear industry.”
Under the theme “One Team,” President of Adidas Group North America Mark King will serve as Gala Chair and host, with his team actively supporting the evening’s development and production. Other key supporters will help reach the $3.5 million fundraising goal for the evening, including BBC International, FFANY, Wolverine Worldwide, New Balance Foundation, Nine West Holdings and Nordstrom.
“There’s something really special about this industry,” said King in a statement. “It reminds me a lot of sports: We come together for common goals, work hard to achieve success, we respect our opponents and we celebrate and support our teammates. This event recognizes the unifying power of coming together as one team to support one another.”
For more information, visit TwoTen.org.