The Humane Society of the United States will honor Gucci with the Corporate Consciousness Award at its 2018 To the Rescue! New York Gala on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

As one of the first international luxury brands to go fur-free, Gucci has shown that a highly successful company can take a stand against cruelty in its manufacturing policies.

“Gucci’s decision to go fur-free changed the way luxury fashion views animal welfare,” says Kitty Block, acting president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and president of Humane Society International. “Gucci recognized that the best move for animals was also the best move for their business, expanding their base to the next generation of consumers who care about animals. It’s been an honor to work with Gucci and to present them with the HSUS’ Corporate Consciousness Award.”

The gala, which supports the rescue, care, placement and potential rehoming of thousands of animals every year, will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Through advocacy campaigns and hands on care, the Humane Society of the United States and our global affiliate Humane Society International protect, rehabilitate and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, deploying responders across the country and the world to help animals in need, including animals suffering in puppy mills, dogfighting rings, large scale-neglect cases and natural disasters. The organizations’ advocacy programs work to prevent cruelty from occurring in the first place.

During the gala, guests will enjoy a plant-based dinner created by Chef Chloe Coscarelli, a live auction, entertainment and a special appearance by the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team. This year’s gala will be chaired by Georgina Bloomberg.

The 2018 Leadership Committee includes:

Ian Bass, Wendy and Howard Berk, Yolanda Berkowitz, Gale Epstein, Jennifer Faga, Linda Goddard, Cathy Kangas, Stacey and Don Kivowitz, Jennifer Laue, Mary and Peter Max, Jennifer McCausland, Patrick McDonnell and Karen O'Connell, Judy Ney, Christine and Edwin Ordway, Lida Orzeck, Marian Probst, Debra Shore and Marisol Thomas.

The Humane Generation Executive Committee includes:

Georgina Bloomberg (Chair), Anthony Cummings, Liz Dee, Michael Katz, Stephen Read, Breanna Schultz, Courtney Stroum Meagher and Katie Sturino.

The Humane Generation Advisory Committee includes:

Lauren Ackerman, Stephanie Riggio Bulger, Molly Fahner Calhoun, Liz Friedland, Stella Keitel, Dylan Lauren, Lauren Schweibold, Hilary Sloan and Kelly Vitko.

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