For the first time since 2019, the Angel Ball finally returned to an in-person event at Cipriani Wall Street, raising a whopping $2.9 million for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation. The gala has more of a wedding/family affair than your typical fundraiser and last night kept that vibe going. Over the years, they’ve welcomed performers such as Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, Gloria Gaynor, and Kool and the Gang, and last night it was Chaka Khan’s turn to bring the crowd to their feet. The Grammy award-winner sang her classics, “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody,” and “Tell Me Something Good.”
Guests included Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Mayor Eric Adams, Lee Daniels, Candace Bushnell, Star Jones, Joy Corrigan, B. Micheal, Clive Davis, and more, and was hosted by co-founders, songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter.