(Filed Under Financial and General Interest News). Payless president Luann Via and two Intimate Apparel Square Club insiders are to be honored at the annual H.U.G. Awards fundraising event on November 7.
The other honorees will be Rago Foundations and its chairman Steven Chernoff, and former VF Corporation and H. Warshow & Sons executive Janet Peters. The event will raise funds for pediatric treatment and rehabilitation at Rusk and Tisch Hospital, part of the new Hassenfeld Pediatric Center at NYU Langone.
The H.U.G. (Help Us Give) award honors Via “for her longstanding commitment to community service and volunteerism.” and Chernoff and his company “in recognition of [Rago’s] ongoing contributions to intimate apparel-based charities and other endeavors.” Peters is receiving a “special lifetime achievement award.”
The event, which brings together leaders in the fashion and retail industries, “has raised nearly $5 million for programs at Rusk and Tisch. Individuals or organizations interested in purchasing tickets for this year’s fundraiser or making a donation to the IASC NYU Langone Pediatric Services campaign may contact the IASC at 845-758-5752.”
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