“It was in the wake of 9/11 and there was this ridiculous discussion about whether [the industry] should have awards shows, and there was an idea floating around that we should go ahead and have them. You know, you realize when you’re in the public eye that you can raise money, and Jane and I were in this bewildered state where you’re walking down a red carpet and people are asking you what you’re wearing. We thought that was an opportunity [to use] the celebrity culture we seem to be in. The intention is to advocate for children using some of the ridiculousness that is show business.”
- Bradly Whitford on Broadway.com discussing the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation — a charity he and his wife (actress Jane Kaczmarek) started that auctions off celebrities’ clothing for children’s causes.