The nonprofit God’s Love We Deliver is finalizing details for its 16th annual Golden Hearts Awards gala, confirming honors for Jessica Alba, Bella Hadid, Huma Abedin and Karen Pearl, and grooming Billy Porter to host and funny gifl star Lea Michele has confirmed for a special performance.
Scheduled for October 17, the event is presented in a hybrid format with in-person guests congregating at the Glasshouse in New York while others will have the option to tune in online via the livestream.
Alba is set to receive the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Philanthropy; model Hadid to win Golden Heart Award for promoting mental health; political operative Abedin will receive a Golden Heart Award for Outstanding Leadership; and Pearl, President and CEO of God’s Love We Deliver, will be honored with a Golden Heart Lifetime Achievement Award.
The star-studded program also includes Honorary Chair Anna Wintour and co-chairs including Kors, Georgina Chapman and Adrien Brody, Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, John Idol, Iman, Jane Krakowski, Aerin Lauder , Judith Light, Audra McDonald, Ryan Murphy, Craig and Eileen Newmark, Ariana Rockefeller, Jordan Roth, Samantha Rudin and Blaine Trump.
The event’s cocktail hour, in partnership with The Carlyle’s Bemelmans Bar, will feature their signature martini and live entertainment. Led by actor, performer and event guru Erich Bergen, the evening will also feature performances and an all-star lineup ranging from Broadway to Hollywood. Artist Peter Tunney has donated an original artwork, created for this year’s gala, which will be auctioned at the event. Online guests will receive a curated box filled with surprises for the home viewing experience.
God’s Love We Deliver is a New York-based food and nutrition organization that has been cooking and delivering personalized meals to people with serious and chronic illnesses since 1985. Founded in response to AIDS, the organization now serves people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. “All services are free for customers and full of love,” according to the org. More information about the gala can be found here.