Last year, Fashion for Three Square raised more than $2.5 million—and the Southern Nevada food bank just may surpass that number at this year’s event on May 8. The Bennett and Engelstad family foundations, who were instrumental in last year’s event, have pledged a $1 million match for the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign. Not bad for starters.
Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing, who is heading up the show, promises more models and, for the first time, men’s fashions. “The models will be fantasies inspired by fine, feathered friends in a fashion aviary,” he says. He also promises a “global, multicultural message that made news on every fall runway.”
The fundraiser, which takes place at the home of Three Square board chairwoman Diana Bennett, comes at a price—a $1,000 donation—and includes a culinary spread courtesy of prominent chefs Bruce Bromberg, Kim Canteenwalla and Megan Romano among others.
“This is a way to include new funders,” says Matt Muldoon, chief development officer at Three Square, which serves 40,000 children each month through its program partners. “The number of families that are food insecure is now over 340,000. That means one in four children here locally.”