Catching up: MAG GALA 2024 by Luisa Diaz Foundation celebrated their 10th Anniversary with Black Tie Gala last week. The MAG GALA 2024: Celebration of kindness was held at The Plaza Hotel and raising funds for Safe Passage Heals and Sanctuary for Families. Here’s a peak of our evening filled with smiles, kindness and supporters of this charity.


Noreen Donovan and Luisa Diaz


Honoring a decade of changing lives in communities across America with 2024 and focusing on two organizations – Safe Passage Heals and Sanctuary for Families. We joined the “Celebration of Kindness” with other changemakers and tastemakers from across the globe. The organization’s motto that “kindness is cool,” Last year Mayor Adams proclaimed May 18th as “Kindness is Cool Day” in NYC forevermore.


The Luisa Diaz Foundation 10th Anniversary MAG Gala, New York, USA


Here’s a look at the night and the fun with other fashion friends. There was also a runway show celebrating women survivors as well as one trans person survivor this year who will walk the runway after going through the program for a year and further training sessions of confidence-building and styling provided by the Luisa Diaz Foundation. The emphasis is placed on not it being a show about style, but rather a prolific moment that can forever re-shape the life of a person who has suffered from past abuse. The new beginning and moving toward a place of light and hope starts when they take the stage and walk proud with each step breaking the chains of oppression.


The Luisa Diaz Foundation 10th Anniversary MAG Gala, New York, USA


About The Luisa Diaz Foundation:

Founded by Luisa Diaz, the Luisa Diaz Foundation (LDF, 501c3) supports organizations and individuals who are making a direct impact in helping people and their communities through acts of kindness. Luisa developed and produced the “MAG Gala,” which is a “celebration of kindness” with annual events in Los Angeles and New York. These events have raised money and awareness for organizations such as “Safe Passage Heals, Hopes Door, Team TLC NYC, Hijos de Moran. Luisa worked directly with the survivors in coaching and helping them build their self-esteem to walk the “Runway of Hope” (Walking Towards the Light). Where fashion meets compassion. Executive director and former Ms. Venezuela International Luisa Diaz founded the Luisa Diaz Foundation in honor of her beloved grandmother to raise funds and awareness for individuals and organizations who support survivors of domestic violence and their families.