DONNA’S HONOR: Donna Karan will be among the honorees at this year’s Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc. gala benefit. The fund-raiser, which will take place at The Bowery Hotel in New York on June 5, also will honor Iman, singer Bebel Gilberto, philanthropist Dany Garcia Johnson and Creative Vision’s founder Kathy Eldon. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Narciso Rodriguez and Isaac Mizrahi are expected to be presenters at the event, which will be emceed by author and former MSNBC television news anchor Rita Cosby. Gilberto also is slated to perform at the event. The Wayuu Taya Foundation was created by model and actress Patricia Velasquez in 2002 to raise funds for indigenous communities in Latin America.

This story first appeared in the March 21, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.