CNN’s Soledad O’Brien to Host Hearts of Gold’s Fall Fundraising Event on October 28, 2008

Hearts of Gold's 12th Annual Event, “Glitz & Glam,” Supports NYC’s Homeless Families.

New York, NY, October 10, 2008 --( Hearts of Gold (HoG), a not-for-profit organization that improves the lives of New York City's homeless mothers and their children, today announced plans to present their 12th annual Fall Fundraising Gala, “Glitz & Glam.” The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The event will feature Mistress of Ceremonies Soledad O’Brien, who is Anchor and Special Correspondent for CNN as well as HoG’s Goodwill Ambassador.

The event will include a cocktail reception and a live auction with appearances by Actress, Director, and Producer Tamara Tunie, the event’s Honorary Chair; Academy-Award Winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden; and Supermodel Emme Aronson, both HoG Advisory Board members. The evening’s highlight will be a runway fashion show with the fall collections of Beth Bowley, Gerard Darel, Anni Kuan, Teenflo, Transit and Zapa, including a stunning finale by Beth Bowley debuting a slip dress and limited-edition cashmere sequined cardigan, both created exclusively in support of HoG. The cardigan, available in ivory or black, is available for pre-order at

Proceeds from “Glitz & Glam” will be used to support the 450+ children and 375+ mothers in residence annually at three Manhattan shelters: Icahn House East, LLC; Semiperm HDFC; and Nazareth Housing.

“Our entire country is feeling the economic pinch, but homeless mothers and children in New York City are among those hurting the most. These are the very families that Hearts of Gold helps,” said Deborah Koenigsberger, HoG Founder & Executive Director. “I am honored that Soledad is generously supporting Hearts of Gold again this year as we work to improve the lives of these families in their time of immediate need.”

Tickets for “Glitz & Glam” are available for $300, $600 and $2,000, with tables available for $20,000. A limited number of event sponsorship opportunities are now available. Companies or individuals interested in participating in the event can learn more, purchase tickets, or make a donation by visiting or contacting HoG Founder & Executive Director Deborah Koenigsberger at dk(at)heartsofgold(dot)org.

About Hearts of Gold: Hearts of Gold (HoG) was founded in 1996 by Deborah Koenigsberger, a former model and a fashion industry stylist who owns a successful women’s clothing boutique, Noir et Blanc… bis, established in 1989 in Manhattan’s Chelsea district. Her caring nature was touched by the struggles of homeless women in her neighborhood, so in 1996 she founded HoG, a not-for-profit organization that exists to improve the lives of New York City’s homeless mothers and their children. HoG has raised more than $1 million in support of city shelters including Icahn House East, LLC; Nazareth Housing; and the former Alexander Abraham Residence. In 2008, HoG adopted a new shelter, Semiperm HDFC. The organization has attracted the support of such luminaries as Emme Aronson, Bobbi Brown, Kirsten Dunst, Edie Falco, Marcia Gay Harden, Ivana, Hoda Kotb, Laura Linney, Soledad O’Brien, Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Williams, and Stevie Wonder. HoG is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on how you can help, visit

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