A Day To Celebrate Women Changing The World

WWR Staff

Photo Credit: Hannah Schillinger

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Since 1987, The New York Women’s Foundation has advanced a dynamic philanthropic strategy based on the fundamental reality that, when women thrive, their families and communities also thrive. 

New York, NY

It was a packed house at the Marriott Marquee in New York City where more than 2,200 women (yes, there were a few men there too!) joined The New York Women’s Foundation to honor six extraordinary leaders whose vision, energy and achievements have had a transformative effect on communities in New York City and beyond.

The NYC Breakfast also honored The Foundation’s grantee partners—dynamic community organizations working to advance economic, gender and racial justice.

Abigail E. Disney, philanthropist, filmmaker, activist and Chair Emerita of The New York Women’s Foundation Board was honored with the Century Award for her courageous efforts in fighting economic inequality and storytelling that fosters human understanding, peace and justice.

“I love The New York Women’s Foundation.” said Disney,  “It is where I have learned my way around grantmaking. It is where I have formed some of my deepest friendships.  And it has shaped my understanding of the best way forward. I am humbled and thrilled to receive the Century Award.”

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