Two Ten Footwear Foundation and 2015 Gala Chair, Jim Issler, President and Chief Executive Officer of H.H. Brown Shoe Co., are excited for this spectacular two-night celebration of our industry supporting and inspiring one another for over 75 years. Two nights means two different events with two audiences at two different venues…which equals more shoepeople involved!
To kick off the celebration on Tuesday, December 1st at 583 Park Avenue, Two Ten will honor this year’s award recipients who have greatly impacted the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, philanthropy and the footwear industry as a whole. This year, Two Ten will present the A.A. Bloom Award to Debbie Ferrée of DSW, the T. Kenyon Holly Award to the late Vince Camuto and the first-ever Social Impact Award to Kevin Donahue of Quabaug Charitable Foundation. The evening will also include a live auction that will help raise critical monies for shoepeople in crisis.
And the party doesn’t end there! Up to 2,000 shoepeople will join us for the 2015 Annual Gala that will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The second night will feature live entertainment by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, a performance by renowned DJ Chaci and of course drinks, food and even dancing! This “must attend” industry event is a night of celebration that unifies our industry and raises much needed support and relief to continue Two Ten’s mission of “shoepeople helping shoepeople.”
These two nights of giving and entertainment will raise over $3 million for footwear employees and their families. All proceeds go directly to Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s emergency financial assistance, crisis counseling, natural disaster relief and higher education scholarships for footwear families.
We can’t wait to see you there!