Wow! What can we say?! December 1st and 2nd were incredible! We are still in awe – of the performances, but most importantly of the generous industry that we are a part of – thank you!
This year, the Two Ten VIP Dinner, Auction and Annual Gala raised $3.15 million. This record breaking amount will be used to change the lives of shoepeople in need in 2016.
Over 175 footwear companies raised funds through sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales, live auction bids and donations to support Two Ten’s Emergency Fund. Both events, chaired by Jim Issler of H.H. Brown, continued a 76-year legacy of shoepeople “passing the hat” in support of footwear families in need.
The two-event format kicked off on December 1st, with a VIP Dinner and Auction sponsored by FFANY and held at historic 583 Park Avenue. The 400 footwear executives and celebrities in attendance included Fergie and Prince Amukamara, along with General (Ret.) David Petraeus via a video message specially recorded for the event.
Three industry icons were honored, including Kevin Donahue of Quabaug, who received the first ever Social Impact Award for his work to establish the Footwear Warriors Scholarship Fund. Louise Camuto accepted the T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award on behalf of her late husband Vince Camuto, and Debbie Ferrée of DSW received the A.A. Bloom Memorial Award for her years of service to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation.
On December 2nd, 1,700 members of the footwear community came together at the Hammerstein Ballroom to eat, drink, dance and sing along with Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons and DJ Chachi.
Below is a gallery of all the #twotengala Instagram posts from the night.
Thank you to each and every one of you – for being a part of this industry, for celebrating our foundation’s legacy and for making a difference! We couldn’t do this without you.