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On the heels of the massive PVH deal, plus a successful Macy's collab, Tommy Hilfiger is now focusing some time on philanthropic work. Hilfiger was recently appointed global leader for the Millenium Project's Millenium Promise, which aims to wipe out half the world's poverty by 2015. In New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit on Friday, Hilfiger addressed a crowd of over 1000 CEOs to rally their support for the cause. Hilfiger, inspired by a recent visit to Uganda, encouraged the high powered execs in the crowd to join his efforts with the words, “I challenge each of you to use all of your resources to support the Millennium Villages Project with your help of any kind, not just donation. We cannot only end poverty, but affect generations to come.” Hilfiger has put his money where his mouth is as his foundation pledged $2 million last year. [WWD, subscription only]