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Hillary Rodham Clinton to Receive First Michael Kors Award

God’s Love We Deliver is adding the Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service to its annual Golden Heart Awards, which will take place Oct. 16.

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NEW YORK — God’s Love We Deliver is adding the new Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service to its annual Golden Heart Awards, and its first recipient will be Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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“I am deeply honored to present Mrs. Clinton with this award that means so much to me,” Kors said. “She is a dedicated and enormously effective humanitarian whose commitment to community service encompasses the whole planet. Thanks to her talent, devotion and unrelenting efforts on behalf of those with much less, she has improved millions of lives and helped lay the foundation for a better, more just world.”

This year’s awards dinner will take place at Manhattan’s Spring Studios on Oct. 16, which is also World Food Day — a nod to Kors’ philanthropic commitment to help end world hunger.

Aerin Lauder will receive the night’s Golden Heart Award for Lifetime Achievement, while longtime volunteers and donors Jeff Gates and Mike Moran will take home the trophy for Outstanding Volunteerism.

Kors has been a supporter of the New York-based nonprofit that delivers daily meals to people with severe illnesses in the Tristate area for more than two decades and made a $5 million donation to the organization last year.