by Stephen Garner

Delivering Good will honor Ralph Lauren Corporation’s philanthropic leadership and sustained support for important causes over decades with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual fundraising celebration on Wednesday, November 3rd at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. Delivering Good will also honor SAP with its inaugural Innovation Award, recognizing its creative and inventive leadership in support of the organization’s mission.

“Ralph Lauren has been an extraordinary example of leadership and generosity across the retail industry and the world, and SAP has delivered market-leading software solutions to the world’s largest enterprises as well as Delivering Good,” said Andrea Weiss, chair of Delivering Good. “The efforts of both these companies make them an inspiration to so many of us. We are very excited to celebrate both of these brands and all the great people behind them!”

Ken Downing, chief creative officer at Triple Five Group, is the event chair and the evening’s host; he is also a member of the Delivering Good board of directors. “The theme for An Evening of Delivering Good will celebrate the positive force of families, whether they are born or chosen, and the good it creates in our world,” said Downing. “Regardless of where you are in life, most people still need some sort of family as a foundation for their dreams. The greatest impact Delivering Good has is often through our local community partners and the families they serve.”

“It is humbling to receive this Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the company,” added David Lauren, chief branding and innovation officer & vice chairman of the board. “At Ralph Lauren, our purpose is to inspire the dream of a better life, and our teams are always striving to reflect this purpose and our values in the work that we do across the communities around us and the causes we support. We are proud to be a longstanding partner of Delivering Good and support them in their mission to positively impact the lives of families and individuals.”

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement and Innovation Awards, Delivering Good will also honor the recipients of its Vanguard Award and Impact Award at this year’s annual celebration. These awards will be announced shortly. “An Evening of Delivering Good” is being designed to offer program opportunities for people who want to participate virtually, while also providing a sit-down dinner and program to a live audience. For reservation and sponsorship information about the evening, please visit, or email