This year, the Two Ten VIP Dinner, Auction and Annual Gala sponsored by FFANY and held at historic 583 Park Avenue raised $3.15 million. This record breaking amount will be used to change the lives of shoepeople in need in 2016.
This special event was sponsored by FFANY and held at historic 583 Park Avenue. The 400 footwear executives and celebrity guests 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.
Here is a selection of speakers from the evening.
Neal Newman and Jim Issler – Welcome
Lee Van Arsdale and Kevin Donahugh – Social Impact Award
Debbie Ferrée – A.A. Bloom Memorial Award
Louise Camuto accepted the T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award on behalf of her late husband Vince Camuto
Blake Krueger and The Hewitt Family
Jim Issler, Blake Krueger and Diane Sullivan