The New York Women’s Foundation 2016 Fall Gala Honors And Celebrates Women’s Leadership

On October 13, 2016, The New York Women’s Foundation held its 2016 Fall Gala at The Plaza, honored three of the city’s most socially conscious citizens.  The honorees, Saru Jayaraman, Co-Founder & Co-Director of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United; Dina Habib Powell, Head of Goldman Sachs’ Impact Investing Business and President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation; and Laurie M. Tisch, the President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, are extraordinary women who have dedicated their lives to empowering others.

 

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Laurie Tisch, Cory Booker and Ana L. Oliveira
Photo by Steve Remich

Approximately 300 guests attended the celebration, which raised nearly $600,000 to support The Foundation’s mission to achieve sustained economic security and justice for New York City’s undeserved women and girls. The Foundation is the largest women’s grant making fund in the nation.

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Tory Burch, Jessica Johnson-Cope and Dina Habib Powell
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The NYWF Fall Gala at The Plaza
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Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of The Foundation, said, “The New York Women’s Foundation is privileged to honor Saru Jayaraman, Dina Habib Powell and Laurie Tisch for their accomplishments as advocates and agents of change. They are among the most dynamic and inspiring women that we know. We are grateful for their achievements and their longstanding support of New York City’s women, girls and families.”

Joan Jedell, Jean Shafiroff, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Francine LeFrak, ?== The New York Women's Foundation's 2016 Fall Gala== The Plaza, NY== October 13, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC== ==
Joan Jedell, Jean Shafiroff, Carolyn Maloney, Francine LeFrak and Andrea Greeven Douzet
Photo by Patrick McMullan

Ted Bunch, Chief Development Officer of A CALL TO MEN and 2014 Fall Gala award recipient, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Among the evening’s highlights was a special performance by Molly Jobe from the Broadway show Waitress.

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Jean Shafiroff, Martin Shafiroff, Stephanie Oster
Photo by Patrick McMullan

The event was co-chaired by Anne E. Delaney and Jean and Martin Shafiroff, with Grainne McNamara and Yvonne Quinn serving as vice-chairs. Cathy and Walter Isaacson, Senator Cory Booker, Tory Burch and Beth Finkel were among the notable guests.

Ted Bunch, Laurie M. Tisch, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Saru Jayaraman, Dina Habib Powell== The New York Women's Foundation's 2016 Fall Gala== The Plaza, NY== October 13, 2016== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Sean Zanni/PMC== ==
Ted Bunch, Laurie M. Tisch, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Saru Jayaraman, Dina Habib Powell
Photo by Patrick McMullan

About The New York Women’s Foundation

The New York Women’s Foundation is a voice for women and a force for change. The organization is a cross-cultural alliance of women catalyzing partnerships and leveraging human and financial capital to achieve sustained economic security and justice for women and girls in New York City.  For more information, visit www.nywf.org.