PVH Celebrates Save the Children Centennial,
Tommy Hilfiger Receives Humanitarian Award
September 16, 2019
PVH celebrated its global philanthropic partner Save the Children at the organization’s centennial gala in New York City on September 12.
Hosted by Willie Geist, host of NBC’s Sunday TODAY and Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC News’ TODAY, the gala marked Save the Children’s 100th year anniversary and celebrated the organization’s mission to do whatever it takes for the most vulnerable children around the world.
Tommy Hilfiger was presented with Save the Children’s Humanitarian award for his dedication to uplifting the lives of others. Save the Children noted his active involvement in a number of charities and causes including Autism Speaks, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), Race to Erase Multiple Sclerosis, the Ernie Davis Community Center and the Washington D.C. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. He also served on the board of directors for The Fresh Air Fund, a group that has been sending underprivileged children to summer camp since 1877.
Zendaya introduced Hilfiger at the gala.
“Giving back and helping others has always been a touchstone in my life. From the very start of my career, I’ve always dreamed of being successful enough to do more for the causes that are near and dear to my heart,” said Tommy Hilfiger while accepting his award.
PVH Chairman & CEO Emanuel Chirico was also recognized as one of Save the Children’s “Changemakers for Children” for his impact driving meaningful change for children in need. Chirico serves on the board of Save the Children and has kept philanthropy as a key pillar in how PVH does business.
“I think every child deserves to be in a safe place – a safe place to live, play and learn. Our partnership with Save the Children has clearly had positive impacts on the communities where we live and operate,” said Chirico.
The PVH Foundation began its partnership with Save the Children in 2005. At the gala, Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles announced PVH’s $3 million, three-year grant extension with Save the Children. This grant continues PVH’s support of early childhood development and early learning programs in the U.S., China, Bangladesh and India as well as youth employability programming in Ethiopia.