Established in 2002 by Jeffrey Kalinsky, fashion and retail pioneer, Jeffrey Fashion Cares New York has raised over $8 million for respected charity organizations supporting LGBT civil rights, HIV prevention & research, and education for LGBT youth.
Taking place annually in the early spring, Jeffrey Fashion Cares is widely considered the unofficial “kick off” to the LGBT fundraising season. The event consists of a cocktail reception with a luxury silent auction, an exciting live auction and a men’s fashion show featuring 40+ of the industry’s top models.
Jeffrey Fashion Cares New York always features a celebrity Co-Host. In past years, JFC New York has been co-hosted by Andrew Rannells, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum, and Anna Chlumsky. The event also recognizes one individual with the Jeffrey Fashion Cares Community Leadership Award. Past honorees have included Peter Staley, Peter Wilson, Terrence Meck of The Palette Fund, and Jerry Mitchell.