The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) 26th Anniversary Celebration
The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) will celebrate their 26th Anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria Starlight Rooftop on Thursday, November 14, 2013. A Starlit Evening will honor Carolina Herrera, Morgan Stanley, award accepted by Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer of Morgan Stanley, and the Ford Foundation, award accepted by Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, as the worlds of fashion, finance and philanthropy come together to recognize their dedication to improving the lives of women and families in New York City.
At this year’s Starlit Evening, the NYWF will honor fashion designer Carolina Herrera for her philanthropic endeavors and entrepreneurship in the fashion industry and beyond for over three decades. Throughout her career, Ms. Herrera has exhibited great generosity in her charitable and humanitarian work. She has been awarded for her contribution to the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund, and has served as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society as well as the Intergovernmental Institution in the fight against malnutrition.
For its two decades of philanthropic leadership and support of the NYWF, Morgan Stanley will be honored at this year’s event. The award is being accepted on behalf of the firm by Ruth Porat, Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, the highest ranking woman at this leading financial institution.
The Ford Foundation will also be honored that evening for their significant contributions to philanthropy and its shared commitment with the NYWF and its grantees to improving the lives of women in NYC. The Ford Foundation President, Darren Walker, who has helped change lives through the distribution of $140 million in annual grants, will accept the award on behalf of Ford Foundation.
Over the past twenty-six years, the NYWF has raised and invested some $33 million to over 280 women-led, nonprofit organizations, improving the lives of 5.4 million women and girls in New York City; 81% of those nonprofits that have received NYWF investment are successful and still thriving today. The NYWF continues to distribute some $5.25 million supporting more than 90 community-based organizations in New York City and works to improve the lives of women and families in all five boroughs.
ABOUT NYWF: The New York Women’s Foundation® is a cross-cultural alliance of women, serving as a voice for women and a force for change. The Foundation identifies innovative organizations that are effecting change in the communities they serve for women. NYWF strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change, mobilizing leaders and community partners as philanthropists and change agents. NYWF funds programs that promote economic security and justice, anti-violence and safety; and health, sexual rights and reproductive justice for women and girls in New York City.
For further information about the New York Women’s Foundation please visit, www.nywf.org.
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Starlight Rooftop at The Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York City