On Monday, November 18th, 2019, The Estée Lauder Companies Chairman Emeritus Leonard A. Lauder was honored with the Women’s Leadership Award at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Fashion Gala in Alice Tully Hall.

Tommy Hilfiger, Elizabeth Hurley, Tom Ford, Jennifer Hudson,

Leonard A. Lauder,

Carolyn Murphy and Glenda Bailey

The event raised more than $2.1 million for the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund which is the sole vehicle that raises and distributes crucial, unrestricted corporate support among Lincoln Center’s resident arts organizations. With one gift, the Corporate Fund allows companies to support ten world renowned arts organizations and play a part in supporting their artistic, educational, and community outreach programs that reach millions annually and make Lincoln Center a national treasure.

William P. Lauder and Leonard A. Lauder

The evening included tributes from Harper’s BAZAAR Editor-in-Chief Glenda Bailey and Designer Tommy Hilfiger — who was also a dinner co-chair with his wife Dee.

“An Evening Honoring…” is an annual fundraising event for the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund, which raises crucial, unrestricted financial support for ten resident arts organizations on the Lincoln Center campus. Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz is Chairman of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and was one of the evening’s hosts.

Judy Glickman Lauder & Leonard A. Lauder

Guests included Judy Glickman Lauder, William P. Lauder & Lori Kanter Tritsch, Laura & Gary Lauder, Jo Carole & Ronald S. Lauder, Jane Lauder, Aerin Lauder, Danielle Lauder, Fabrizio Freda, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, John Demsey, Elizabeth Hurley, Karlie Kloss, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Sara Moss, Tracey T. Travis, Nancy Mahon, Alexandra Trower, Alina Cho and dinner co-chairs Christina & Robert C. Baker, Anne & Joel S. Ehrenkranz, Katherine Farley & Jerry I. Speyer, Marigay McKee & Bill Ford, Kenneth C. Griffin, and many others.

Founded by Mr. Lauder’s mother, the late Mrs. Estée Lauder, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in more than 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA and Too Faced. Few companies are as committed to women in leadership as The Estée Lauder Companies.

Photo credits: Bryan Bedder & Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for Lincoln Center

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