Design Cares co-chairs Reynaldo Davis Carter and Dawn Gallagher

Reynaldo Davis Carter and Dawn Gallagher


Dear Guests,

We conceived of Design Cares in 2005 and in February of 2007 we launched the inaugural event. We are very lucky to have enjoyed careers in the fashion and style industries and all of the luxuries that these careers have supplied. Design Cares is an opportunity for us to give back.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We greatly appreciate our sponsors, partners, committee members, and guests who come together for an evening to raise awareness to our cause, and raise substantial funds for the hospital.

We challenge all of you in the industry to give back. Attend the Design Cares event in April; enjoy an evening of mingling, blinging, noshing and most importantly giving.

Dawn Gallagher and Reynaldo Davis Carter

2009 Hosts
Phillip Bloch
Chanel Iman
Christian Siriano

Public Relations Committee
Naomi Watts
Scott Buchheit
Rachel Sheedy
Kelly Cutrone

Restaurant Committee
Sharon Abramzon

Gift Bag Committee
Valerie Moore
Joanna Goldenstein

Auction Committee
Marcella Warren
Leslie Mills
Zara Metghalchi

Kristy Allenby
Barbara Barbera
Jennifer Barry
Debbie Burke
Josh Cohen
Jacqueline Corso
Robert Escalera
Jennifer Fiore
David Foote
Victoria Freedman
Mary Pat Greef
Marilena Greig
Cindy Guyer
Sally Hummel-Uzzi
Belinda Johnson
Andrew Kahner
Louise Karam
Konstantine Karonis
Amy Krakow
Danielle Lanni
Charles Lorum
Arthur Mandel 
Taryn Meirowitz
Joe Mode
Amanda Moore
Brett Neubig
Brad Parsons
Nicole Philip
Robert Reus
Leslie Rimboeck
Andrea San Marco
Louis Sarmiento
Ricky Self
Eric Spear
K. Wallis Wagenseil
Ricke Williams
Amy Witherspoon