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SocialJustice,Women’sPhilanthropyandArtConnectatthe2016LeCirqueLuncheonHostedbyJeanShafiroffforTheNewYorkWomen’sFoundation

tonybowles
tonybowles Contributing Editor
over 2 years New York City, NY, United States Story
Social Justice,  Women’s Philanthropy and Art Connect at the 2016 Le Cirque Luncheon Hosted by Jean Shafiroff for The New York Women’s Foundation

Women’s philanthropy and how it can further art as a means of social justice was the topic of conversation at The New York Women’s Foundation Luncheon hosted by author and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff at Le Cirque in New York City on September 8th.  Thelma Golden, mover and shaker of the art world and Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem moderated a panel discussion between prominent female philanthropists Laurie M. Tisch of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Anne E. Delaney, founder of the Starry Night Fund and the Lambent Foundation. The panelists were invited by Ms. Shafiroff to explore the ways that women, through philanthropy, can advance causes and affect change.

Jean Shafiroff, Laurie M. Tisch, Anne E. Delaney, Thelma Golden, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Joan Hornig, Joyce Cowin, Cathy Isaacson, Jana M. Shea, Herbert Sturz, and Simi Ahuja were among New York’s notables from the worlds of business, nonprofits and philanthropy who attended the annual invitation-only event, a prelude to the Foundation’s October 2016 gala.

Ana Oliveira, President & CEO of The New York Women’s Foundation, spoke of The Foundation’s steadfast commitment to investing in the lives of New York’s women and girls.  She thanked the moderator and panelists, Ms. Shafiroff, and her guests for their participation today and for their generous support in helping the organization become the largest women’s grantmaking fund in the United States.   In the first half of 2016, The Foundation provided nearly $3 million in grants to 49 women-led, community-based organizations working to achieve long-lasting, positive change for New York City’s women and families.

Ms. Shafiroff addressed the importance of teaching children to become philanthropists, beginning by encouraging them to be kind and to care about other people.  She invited the guests to attend the October gala and support the vital work of The Foundation.

The Foundation’s fall gala on October 13th at The Plaza will honor Ms. Tisch, Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Dina Habib Powell of Goldmans Sachs’ Impact Investing Business and Goldman Sachs Foundation.  Award-winning actor David Duchovny will be the emcee.  For more information about the gala or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nywf.org/nywf-event/fallgala2016/.


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  • Courtney Dercqu
    Courtney Dercqu Influencer
    over 2 years ago

    Hey Tony, The Women's Foundation supports so many important funding such as safety, reproductive rights and ensuring that young girls and women below or at the poverty level can succeed. They provide a powerful message that people may not be too familiar with, especially if they live outside the New York area. What areas of funding are important to you? Why do you think showcasing women's run funds, such as these, are vital to young girls?

    Hey Tony, The Women's Foundation supports so many important funding such as safety, reproductive rights and ensuring that young girls and women below or at the poverty level can succeed. They provide a powerful message that people may not be too familiar with, especially if they live outside the New York area. What areas of funding are important to you? Why do you think showcasing women's run funds, such as these, are vital to young girls?


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Anthony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He has had the privilege of interviewing today’s most well-known celebrities as well as being in the entertainment and fashion world.

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