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K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to Honor Three Women

This year’s event will honor Celeste Gudas, Deirdre Quinn and Patti Buckner.

The newly merged K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers Inc. charity will honor three executives from fashion, real estate and entertainment for the eighth annual Women in Industry luncheon, slated for June 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

This year’s event will honor Celeste Gudas, chief executive officer and founder of the executive search firm 24 Seven Inc.; Deirdre Quinn, president and cofounder of women’s fashion brand Lafayette 148 New York, and Patti Buckner, vice president in the apparel and accessories, licensing division of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Jessica Abo of New York One will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

“As our first major event post-merger, we are very happy to share this historic moment with these three inspirational women who are undeniably leaders in their field,” said K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers cochairman Allan Ellinger. “Their stories prove that real success is founded on not only excellence in business or breaking glass ceilings, but also on the kindness and generosity of helping others.”

The two organizations, which recently joined forces, has donated more than $1.2 billion of apparel, accessories, shoes, home furnishings and other supplies to the poor and disadvantaged around the world.