NYWF and Circle of Sisters for Social Change Honor Local Leaders
The New York Women’s Foundation and the Circle of Sisters for Social Change teamed up to hold a splendid dinner event at the stunning Brooklyn Museum to honor outstanding local community women leaders. NYWF is an alliance of women that strategically funds organizations and programs that move women, girls and families toward long-term economic security through individual transformation and systemic change. This organization is at the forefront of empowering women throughout the five boroughs by identifying innovative organizations and initiatives that positively affect women and communities at large.
Quaint cocktail tables filled the space, and guests enjoyed an open bar and two dumpling and noodle stations serving up freshly cooked food by two chefs. Guests were treated to a featured performance by jazz singer Sarah Elizabeth Charles. Guests who were honored included nonprofit heavy hitters including Joanne N. Smith, Founder & Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity and Rita Zimmer, Executive Director of Housing + Solutions with the Neighborhood Leadership Award; Monique Greenwood, Owner of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns with the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award; and Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn District Attorney with the Special 25th Anniversary Award.
Kwang Hee Kim, board alumnus enthusiastically stated “you build up sistership, and you become a part of us, learning about each other. It’s not about giving or receiving.”
Truly, the atmosphere at the New York Women’s Foundation and Circle of Sisters for Social Change did reflect a sisterhood, where nonprofit and for profit professionals gathered together under the commonality of their passion for furthering the success of local communities, through the empowerment of women.
Some images from the evening.