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The New York Women's Foundation Gala

Originally Posted: November 14, 2011


Katherine G. Farley, Diana L. Taylor, Ana Oliveira and Jean Shafiroff. (Ann Watt)

New York City - Co-Chair of the New York Women's Foundation's 25th Anniversary, Jean Shafiroff hosted a luncheon at Le Cirque Restaurant on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for the New York Women's Foundation.

Anne Delaney and Renee Landegger. (Ann Watt)

The luncheon featured a chance for the women supporting the Foundation to meet and hear a special conversation mediated by Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women's Foundation between Diana L. Taylor and Katherine G. Farley about leadership and volunteerism.

The conversation discussed the importance, excitement and challenges of leading and volunteering within organizations and communities. In attendance were Ana Oliveira, President and CEO, NYWF Taylor, Chair, NYWF Katherine G. Farley/strong>, Chair, Lincoln Center Anne Delaney, Vice-Chair, NYWF Yvonne Quinn, Board Member, NYWF Aiyoung Choi, Board Member, NYWF Nicole Miller, Fashion Designer Loreen Arbus, Muffie Potter Aston, Ann Rapp, Debbie Bancroft, Barbara Tober, Jonelle Procope, Margo Langenberg, Joyce Cowin , Susan Cullman, Renee Landeger, Lynn Nesbit, Anka PalitzAmelia Ogunlesi, Elizabeth Stribling, and Barbara Vogelstein.

Joyce B. Cowin and Carmel Owen. (Ann Watt)

Katherine G. Farley explained the importance of volunteerism, saying it's imperative to choose something one is passionate about, and more importantly something one can do to make a difference within a community. Furthermore, Taylor explained any foundation volunteer needs two of the following three "w"s: wealth, wisdom, and work for a successful organization. She is also eager to see the New York Women's Foundation grow into the communal fabric of New York City, and go beyond where the Foundation has gone before.

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; health, sexual rights, and reproductive justice for women and girls in New York City.


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