The International Rescue Committee hosted its annual Freedom Award Dinner last night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York to support the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work and honor long-time IRC supporters Cliff and Laurel Asness and Ken and Vickie French with the Humanitarian Leadership Award. In a very special moment, Sting joined IRC President and CEO David Miliband on stage to honor humanitarian aid workers across the world. Helping others is what makes the world go round and this initiative really shines a light on what’s important in life. Mikhail Baryshnikov and IRC Voices Piper Perabo, Nykhor Paul and Danielle de Niese also attended. #youvebeenVALidated to be inspired! I invite you to share ways you like to give back.
For those of you that are regular YouvebeenVALidated visitors you know that the philanthropy known as Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation is near and dear to my heart and that The Angel Ball is an event I have been covering for the past six years. The who’s who of New York and LA all came together on Monday October 20th at Cipriani Wall Street to support their good friend Grammy Nominated Songwriter and Philanthropist Denise Rich to help her raise big bucks to find a cure for cancer. I was so lucky to speak with Denise along with her fabulous friends including: Hoda Kotb, Nicky Hilton, Selenis Leyva, Nick Loeb, Michelle Rodriguez, Tina Knowles, Natalie Cole, Gigi Hadid, Julie Henderson, and even got to see Blake Lively’s baby bump grace the carpet. Watch all the action here and remember YouvebeenVALidated to feel good about yourself and be inspired.#Makeadifference