HW Pick: Hoda Kotb Hosts NYWF Fall Gala

54fec6a2ae0ad-ghk-hoda-kotb-vdthbe-xlnOn Thursday, October 15, 2015, The New York Women’s Foundation (NYWF) will host its annual fall gala in The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza.  The annual gala convenes supporters of NYWF’s mission to improve the lives of women and families throughout New York City, while paying tribute to the dynamic civic, artistic and corporate leaders whose work inspires and embodies those same ideals.

Hoda Kotb will serve as the Mistress of Ceremony at this year’s gala honoring Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, creators of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME; Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S.  Ambassador to the United Nations; and corporate honoree, Citi (the award will accepted by Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank).The evening will also feature a special performances from both the Brighton Heights Youth Orchestra and from the 2015 Tony Awarding-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME.

Lisa Kron – Honoree / Creator of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME, 2015 Tony Award Winner for Best Book of a Musical and Best Score of a Musical

Jeanine Tesori – Honoree / Creator of the Tony Award-winning musical, FUN HOME, 2015 Tony Award Winner for Best Score of a Musical

Ambassador Samantha Power – Honoree / U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Citi – Honoree (award to be accepted by Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank, N.A.)

Hoda Kotb – Mistress of Ceremony

Ana L. Oliveira – President & CEO, New York Women’s Foundation

Additional special guests include: Chairs: Anne E. Delaney, Abigail E. Disney & Pierre N. Hauser, Cathy & Walter Isaacson, Carolyn Rossip Malcom, Grainne McNamara, Yvonne Quinn, Jean & Martin Shafiroff, Celeste Smith and Shawna D. Wilson; Vice-Chairs: Hyatt Bass & Josh Klausner, Joyce Cowin, Michele & Jason Penzer; Leadership Committee Members:  Susan Cullman & John Kirby, Ginny & Sean Day, Barbara B. Dobkin, Agnes Gund, Sheri Sandler, and Joan & Donald Sherman; Benefit Committee Members: Sue & Rick Cote, Margaret Morrison & Larry Heuer

For more information on the Gala, please visit: www.nywf.org/nywf-event/2015gala/

Thursday, October 15, 2015

6:30pm – Cocktails / Red Carpet Arrivals

The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York,  NY, 10019, http://www.nywf.org/nywf-event/2015gala/

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