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GQ's The Gentlemen's Fund

October 22, 2014 − New York, New York

For the fourth consecutive year, Movado was proud to sponsor The Gentlemen’s Fund 7th annual Gentlemen’s Ball held in New York City. Founded in 2007, GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Fund initiative raises awareness for issues that are essential to modern men, and encourages men to become agents of change by supporting charities that champion these causes. 

Movado presented the evening’s Leader Awards recognizing Sean D. Carasso, founder of Falling Whistles, an organization that sells whistles to raise money for education, advocacy, and the rehabilitation of war-affected people in Congo; F.K. Day, co-founder and president of World Bicycle Relief, which distributes bicycles, mobilizing people across rural Africa to support community health care, education, and local economies; Nick Ehrmann, founder and CEO of Blue Engine, an organization dedicated to improving the odds of college completion for students from low-income families; Stephen Powell, executive director of MentoringUSA, whose passion for mentoring has expanded technical assistance efforts across the nation; and Barrett Ward, founder and CEO of fashionABLE, a company that creates sustainable business opportunities in Africa, with a focus on women-run businesses.

The five exceptional men honored at this year’s event were selected by an Advisory Panel comprised of leading personalities in the fields of media and philanthropy: Jenna Bush Hager, contributing correspondent of NBC’s TODAY and chair of UNICEF Next Generation; Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water; Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS; Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and  Afghanistan Veterans of America; and Darnell Strom, executive of CAA Foundation.  

Guests from the art, entertainment and fashion worlds also stepped out to show their support, acclaimed jazz musician and Movado Brand Ambassador Wynton Marsalis; actors Terry Crews and David Zayas, model Alex Minsky and others.

The Leader Award winners attended as guests of Movado. Each received a Movado watch and a donation to the charity of his choice. GQ advisory panel members and celebrity ambassadors also received Movado timepieces.