Well, this is a first: the Foundation was mentioned, this week, in Rolling Stone magazine. Why? Because one of our fundraising dinner events, “Fashion Ball: Dining in the Dark,” brought together professionals from both the fashion and music industries at the The Plaza Hotel in New York City and raised more than $370,000.
As the online article states, the keynote speaker was designer Andy Hilfiger (brother of Tommy), who was struck by the “loneliness and helplessness” he felt while eating dinner with 200 others in complete darkness for 30 minutes. Andy was asked to participate in the annual event by dinner co-chair Evan Mittman, who runs Cipriani, a fashion accessories business, and was diagnosed with a retinal disease a few decades ago. It’s great to know that people in these two high-profile professions are helping FFB raise funds for treatments and cures.
Photograph of Andy Hilfiger and his wife, Kim, by Zachary Baudoin Photography