The Kering Foundation’s first-ever Caring for Women Dinner aims to raise funds for organizations working to support those affected by gender-based violence. The dinner will take place on September 15 in New York and will be hosted by Anderson Cooper.
Co-chaired by Salma Hayek Pinault, François-Henri Pinault, Gisele Bündchen, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Julie Mehretu and Gloria Steinem, all profits from the event will be donated to three partner organizations of the Kering Foundation: the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), Mme Foundation For Women and Global Fund For Women.
“Kering and its Houses actively oppose all forms of violence against women and, more than ever, the Kering Foundation is resolute in its mission to create a world where women can live freely in complete physical and psychological safety”, François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering as well as President of the Kering Foundation, said in a statement. “The Caring for Women dinner represents a significant milestone in our 14-year history of partnering with frontline organizations that help women survivors escape violence and rebuild their lives.
The NNEDV is a leading voice for victims of domestic violence and their advocates in the United States, representing a network of 56 state and territory coalitions that inform and support victims of domestic violence. Funds raised from the dinner will support the WomensLaw email hotline and WomensLaw.org, two resources that help provide free legal information to survivors and educate millions on topics such as restraining orders, custody, divorce, immigration and gun laws.
The Ms. Foundation for Women invests in and builds the capacity of grassroots women-led organizations, advancing meaningful social, cultural and economic change for women’s lives. Funds raised will support the Girls of Color initiative, which provides grants, leadership development, and capacity building to girls of color living under multiple systems of oppression and inequality in the United States.
Finally, the Global Fund for Women shifts resources and power to women, girls and all marginalized people around the world. Kering’s dinner will support the Global Fund for Women Crisis Fund, which works directly with local women’s groups to meet immediate needs such as food, shelter and security.
More information about the dinner – including co-hosts, expected attendees, performances and other details – will be announced in the coming weeks.