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Kate Spade Foundation Completes $1 Million Donation to Mental Health Awareness 1-Year After Designer's Death

By TheBlast Staff

It's been one year to the day that Kate Spade tragically died, and now her foundation has announced they've completed a pledge to donate $1 million to mental health awareness.

Kate Spade New York announced on Tuesday they are donating to three new charities -- The Jed Foundation, dedicated to assisting youth with mental health, Fountain House, a recovery center for adults to recover who are suffering from mental illness and The Didi Hirsch Foundation, focused on suicide prevention.

The designer's foundation also stated they will match public donations made to The Jed Foundation from June 5-12, up to $100,000.

When Kate Spade took her own life unexpectedly last year, her company announced they were dedicated to assisting those living with mental illness and struggling with suicide -- starting with donating $250,000 to Crisis Text Line, which provides support via text message to people who are in crisis.

According to PEOPLE, Kate Spade New York has now completed the full pledge. The news of the donation comes days after stylist June Ambrose's disastrous flub at the CFDA Awards where she completely forgot the designer passed away last year.

As The Blast reported, Spade took her own life in her Manhattan apartment on June 5, 2018.


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