NEW YORK—The Elaine Gold Launch Pad program, created in a partnership of the Accessories Council and the Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA), is making a $250,000 donation to A Common Thread, the new CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund initiative that supports those in fashion impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, the Elaine Gold Launch Pad pledged an additional match of up to $250,000 in donations, which would bring its total contribution to $500,000. "We have all seen first-hand how quickly this virus has affected our friends, family and the industry as a whole. We believe it is our duty to step in and support where and when we can," said Karen Giberson, president and CEO of the Accessories Council. "The Elaine Gold Launch Pad program is proud to honor Elaine gold and contribute to the cause by matching any donation up to $250,000 that A Common Thread receives."

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