Citymeals on Wheels this week hosted its 32nd Annual Power Lunch for Women fund-raiser, raising nearly $ 1.2 million.
Fashion supporters of the benefit include Chanel, Dr. Patricia Wexler, Marcy Syms, Patti Cohen, Michael Kors, John Pomerantz, Georgina Chapman, Marigay McKee, Tamara Mellon, Jan Singer and Iman.
This year’s honorees include Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of the fourth hour of “The Today Show;” Jessica Lappin, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York, and Derek Blasberg, YouTube’s Director of Fashion and Beauty. Gifford brought attendees to tears with her speech about the need to give back. An anonymous donor agreed to donate up to $ 1 million through the matching of donations starting at $ 10,000. Gifford kicked off the fundraising round with a $ 50,000 donation.
Mellon provided three styles from her eponymous line — Frontline, Icon and Siren — for auction. Skin care line Valmont provided a gift basket for auction and $ 2,500 toward a facial. Another option provided for auction was a Power Lunch with honoree Blasberg for breakfast, lunch or tea at Tiffany & Co.’s The Blue Box Café.
Actress Jane Krakowski was the emcee for the event, which included a reading of letters from meals recipients by Iman, and actresses Kathleen Turner and
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