By: Lidia Evita, Staff Writer for World Liberty TV
The Celebrating Women Breakfast is the premier fundraising event for women by women in New York City. It is a seated march for women’s issues. It honors the strength and courage of our grantee partners; women who find groundbreaking solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
Join us as we celebrate visionary women who serve as role models, leaders, and philanthropists. And last, but certainly not least, the Breakfast is about honoring our Board, Alumnae, and volunteers, whose courage and determination sustain and inspire us to keep moving forward.
This year, The Foundation invites you to celebrate the achievements of three singularly accomplished leaders: Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo Movement; law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum; and The New York Community Trust and their President Lorie A. Slutsky.
The popular fundraiser also honors current grantee partners for their work as grassroots leaders addressing the needs of New York City’s most undeserved women and girls.
Today, the New York Women’s Foundation’s annual Breakfast is the premiere fundraising event for women of consciousness with 2,400 attendees standing with women and girls in New York City.
However, as anyone who has ever been at a Breakfast will tell you it is not about the numbers. The Breakfast is about honoring the strength and courage of our grantee partners, who ﬁnd groundbreaking solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
The Breakfast is about honoring the visionary women who serve as role models, leaders and philanthropists. And last, but certainly not least, the Breakfast is about honoring our Board, Alumnae and volunteers whose courage and ﬁerce determination sustain and inspire us to keep moving forward.
The Awards: Celebrating Women Award: Given to a woman whose signiﬁcant achievements have inﬂuenced the lives of – and provided a role model for – women and girls.
Vision Award: Given to a strategic philanthropist whose contributions are directed towards women and girls.
Century Award: Honors a woman leader whose social activism, strategic philanthropy and work on behalf of low-income women spans many decades.