NEW YORK — Tommy Hilfiger heads to Cambridge, Mass., on Tuesday to receive the Harvard Foundation’s 2006 Humanitarian Award.
He will deliver the annual Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Lecture at Harvard’s Memorial Church at 7:30 p.m.
Hilfiger is being honored for his efforts to support educational opportunities and health initiatives for diverse populations. For more than 10 years, the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation has sponsored Camp Tommy, an educational summer camp for underprivileged urban youth. In addition, it has sponsored the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., and supported the Race to Erase Multiple Sclerosis; the Anti-Defamation League; the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization, and more recently, the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Previous recipients of the award include James Earl Jones, Sharon Stone, Desmond Tutu and Elie Weisel.
This story first appeared in the March 6, 2006 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.