Yesterday evening was a night to remember. Tory was honored at this year’s Parsons Benefit alongside Lauren Santo Domingo, Darren Walker and Kehinde Wiley. In a touching video tribute, friends and colleagues — including Jason Bolden, Autumn Adeigbo, Anna Wintour, Guido Palau, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez — congratulated Tory on her award. “Tory’s mentorship has meant so much to me and I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today if I did not have her to inspire me,” said Adeigbo, a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow.

In Tory’s speech, she thanked her team and her family, and she left Parsons students with a word of advice: “Find a way to combine your passion and purpose, and your impact will be exponentially greater. It has taken us many years to get here and to achieve the impact we have — there truly is no such thing as an overnight success.”