The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the world’s oldest and largest non-profit group serving at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, held its 18th annual Emery Awards dinner gala this past Monday, December 6 at Capitale on the Bowery. Honorees included William Hibscher, one of the organization’s founders, Rosie and Kelli O’Donnell, and Marc Jacobs International, the apparel company. Comedienne Judy Gold hosted the evening, during which TV journalist Barbara Walters presented the awards to the O’Donnells, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton honored Marc Jacobs president, Robert Duffy, and David Mensah, HMI’s executive director, recognized Hibsher. The event raised nearly $700,000 for HMI’s programs, including the Harvey Milk High School, which provides a safe space within the public school system. On the right, are Robert Hanson, Levi’s Brand U.S., a sponsor of the evening; Catherine Pino, deputy director of the Urban High Schools Initiative at the Carnegie Corporation; Sen. Clinton; David Maue, a McKinsey & Company partner, who co-hosted the evening with Hanson; and HMI’s Mensah.

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