From Look to the Stars: https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/kate-spade#charities
"New York Center For Children To Host Gala
What brings fashion mogul Kate Spade, Nancy Novogrod (Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure Magazine), and Pilar Guzman (Editor In Chief of Conde Nast Traveler) and many more of New York’s top crowd together under one roof? Child abuse and The New York Center for Children."
(Note here the two world travel-oriented supporters of this gala.)
The New York Center for Children (NYCC) hosted The Sunflower Party on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Southampton, NY:
"Founded in 1995 as the Child Advocacy Center of Manhattan, the New York Center for Children (NYCC) is a child-friendly Center, providing free, comprehensive evaluation and therapy services to victims of child abuse and their families. NYCC also offers professional training on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of child abuse.
All of the programs and services at NYCC are completely free of charge. NYCC is a not-for-profit organization that relies on donations to cover the costs of operations. NYCC serves all families, including those without insurance.
When children come to the Center, they are greeted by specially trained staff, colorful murals on the walls and a playroom filled with toys.
In addition to evaluation and treatment, the children at NYCC also benefit from tutoring, mentoring and extracurricular events.
NYCC serves children from all five boroughs of New York City.
IMO, whenever services to desperate children and their families are offered for free, even to people who can afford them, scrutiny for potential abuse is required. NYCC also trains people to provide these free services, so an even higher level of scrutiny is required.
I can't help wondering whether Kate Spade stumbled onto something she wasn't supposed to know about in the course of her advocacy for abused children.
Lots of names in the above links.
EDIT to add:
The NYCC held its 2018 Gala in May. Where was Kate? http://patrickmcmullan.com/site/event_detail.aspx?eid=54624&page=1&pgSize=64&sortdir=DESC
NYCC was founded by ChildHelp USA: https://archive.fo/Kdwrz#selection-63.1-71.516
From press release announcing formation:
"The Center was founded in 1995 by Childhelp USA, Georgette Mosbacher and Martin Richards. Childhelp USA is a 36-year-old charity which rescues children in distress. Founded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, who will serve on the new center's Board of Directors, the organization is a recognized leader in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment.
Georgette Mosbacher is President of Mosbacher Enterprises, Inc., which specializes in beauty and cosmetic products. In 1993, she became a resident of New York City and immediately launched an initiative to improve care for victims of child abuse. Working with Childhelp USA, Mrs. Mosbacher helped fashion the action plan which resulted in the creation of the Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan. She will serve as Chairperson of the Advocacy Center Board.
Martin Richards heads the film and theatrical company The Producer Circle, which he founded with his late wife Mary Lea Johnson in 1976. Following the death of his wife in 1990, Mr. Richards continued his charitable activities through the Mary Lea Johnson Richards Charitable Foundation. In 1995, he joined Childhelp and Georgette Mosbacher to found the Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan to assure that child victims receive the sensitive care they need and deserve. Mr. Richards is Co-Chairman of the Board."
ChildHelp was founded by "two young Hollywood actresses who encountered 11 homeless orphans abroad." They operate group homes, advocacy centers and treatment programs: https://www.childhelp.org/