by Karen Alberg Grossman

The 15th Annual Women of Inspiration Luncheon on June 8th was a huge success, hosting 285 people at the Pierre Hotel and raising more than $400,000 for Delivering Good’s mission: connecting people facing poverty and disaster with excess new merchandise.

ABOVE: Jordana Guimaraes, Jen Sidary, Donna Noce Colaco, and Natasha Fishman (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )

Matthew Fasciano, Andrea Weiss, and Gary Simmons (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )

“This event helps support our daily work: connecting resources with communities in need across the country,” said Delivering Good Board Chair Andrea Weiss. “At the same time, the devastating events of the last several months compelled us to dedicate a portion of the funds raised to supporting those who have fled the war in Ukraine. Delivering Good has been providing needed resources since shortly after the conflict broke out and we will be there as long as we are needed.”

The event marked its 15th anniversary by honoring Jordana Guimaraes, Co-Founder, Fashinnovation and Author, “It Can Be You”; Jen Sidary, Founder & CEO, angelforfashion.com; Natasha Fishman, Chief Communications Officer & EVP Marketing, Authentic Brands Group; and Donna Noce Colaco, Executive Chairwoman & CEO, Matilda Jane Clothing.

  • Douglas Raicek, Merrie Keller, and Dan Orwig

“I’m so honored to be recognized by Delivering Good in this way,” said honoree Donna Noce Colaco. “As a leader and a human being, I’ve had no greater reward than giving to others. Whether I’m mentoring and growing the next generation of leaders or opening hearts to those in need, there’s no price tag that could ever measure the true value of making a difference in someone’s life.”

Tijana Ibrahimovic, Broadcast Journalist, Celebrity Host, Luxury Style Expert, Founder, POP Style TV (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )

Hosted by Luxury Style Expert and Founder of Pop Style TV Tijana Ibrahimovic, the program also included remarks by event co-chairs Carole Postal and Amber Mundinger, music by DJ Hesta Prynn, and videos showcasing the organization’s work.

Karen Bromley, Jordana Guimaraes, Jen Sidary, Donna Noce Colaco, Carole Postal, Amber Mundinger, and Natasha Fishman (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )

Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise donated by retailers and manufacturers. Since 1985, Delivering Good (formed from the merger of Fashion Delivers and K.I.D.S) has distributed over $2.5 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books, and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners, offering hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals.

TK, Ken Ohashi, Charles Garone, and Michael Bastian (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )

To volunteer, donate or get more info: visit Delivering-Good.org. Among our industry’s donors: Ralph Lauren, Peerless, Burlington, Tailored Brands, Michael Kors, Banana Republic and many more generous supporters.

DJ Hesta Prynn performs during Delivering Good 2022 Women of Inspiration Luncheon. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images for Delivering Good )