Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Merble Reagon and Taina Bien Aime
Amanda Matos, Gloria Malone, Elizabeth Sackler, Tory Burch, Cherno Biko and Joanne Smith
Soffiyah Elijah, Elizabeth Sackler and Ana L. Oliveira
Jean Shafiroff, Cherno Biko and Tory Burch
Jean Shafiroff and Ana L. Oliveira
On Thursday, May 5th, over 2,000 attendees joined The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) to celebrate the leadership and philanthropy of Tory Burch, CEO & Designer of Tory Burch LLC and Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation and Elizabeth A. Sackler, PhD, human rights activist, President of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and Founder of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The event brought together women leaders in community, philanthropy, corporate and government community as each year they gather to support The Foundation’s work to promote long-term economic security, sexual health and safety for women and their families in New York. The breakfast honored the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI), launched in 2015 by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council, the first-ever effort solely dedicated to supporting girls, young women and transgender youth of color in the United States.
The Foundation’s 2016 grant recipients were recognized at the breakfast for their exemplary efforts to create an equitable and just future for women and families in New York City.
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