Abigail E. Disney, Cyndi Lauper Among Those Honored at the New York Women’s Foundation’s 2019 Celebrating Women® Breakfast
NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 2,200 supporters from community, philanthropy and business joined The New York Women's Foundation (The Foundation) on May 14 to honor six extraordinary leaders whose vision, energy and achievements have had a transformative effect on communities in New York City and beyond. The Breakfast also honored The Foundation's grantee partners—dynamic community organizations working to advance economic, gender and racial justice.
The 2019 Celebrating Women® Breakfast recognized Abigail E. Disney, philanthropist, filmmaker, activist and Chair Emerita of The New York Women's Foundation Board, with the Century Award for her courageous efforts in fighting economic inequality and storytelling that fosters human understanding, peace and justice.
These barrier breakers were awarded with Celebrating Women Awards: dream hampton, filmmaker, writer, organizer and executive producer of "Surviving R. Kelly;" Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, President of the Creative Justice Initiative and Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute; and Sarinya Srisakul, the first Asian-American woman FDNY firefighter and former President of the United Women Firefighters Association of New York City.
Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist Cyndi Lauper, Co-Founder of True Colors United, and Rhonda Joy McLean, attorney, author, philanthropist and former Board Co-Chair of The New York Women's Foundation, were recognized for their charitable endeavors and advocacy with Vision Awards for Philanthropy...