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13th Annual Women of Valor Awards Tea

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 we held our Thirteenth Annual “Women of Valor” Awards Tea to benefit the St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters network. Hosted by Macy's, the event took place inside the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, and honored a distinguished group of women who are leaders in business and when it comes to giving back and supporting their communities.

Our 2015 honorees are: Keynote Speaker Dr. Ruth Westheimer(Therapist, Media Personality and Author), Guest of Honor Linda Neely, Director Business Development (Knoll), Macy’s Community Star Award Recipient Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder & CEO (FEED Projects); Humanitarian Award Recipients Debra D. Bell, Managing Director, Global Design and Workplace Strategy (JPMorgan Chase) and Dana Robbins Schneider, Senior Vice President, Director, Energy and Sustainability Services (JLL) ; Clarisa Award Recipients Kirsten M. Beck, Vice President, Project Management, NY (Avison Young), Denise Burke, Global Workplace Solutions (Adobe) and Louise Matthews, Global Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities (Bacardi-Martini).

With special thanks to our 2015 Tea Committee: Tea Chair Margaret Grioli, VP of Corporate Communications and Employee Giving (Macy's); Committee Co-Chairs Jacqueline Barr, Design Principal (Ted Moudis Associates), Gina Rizzo, Vice President of Global Client Relations (Herman Miller) and our Nomination Committee: Ellen Canny, Senior Business Development Manager (Haworth), Lucy Carter, SVP, Project & Development Services (JLL), Debra Cole, Client Relations Director (HLW International LLP), Amy Fleming, Director of Global Corporate Real Estate (BlackRock), Michele Medaglia, President & CEO (ACC Construction Corporation) and Deborah van der Heyden, Managing Director (JLL). With over 700 guests in attendance this was another incredibly successful "Women of Valor" Awards Tea!

Thank You to all of our Corporate Sponsors and Supporters for your commitment to the mission of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. Our work would not be possible without your hard work and dedication.

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View our Souvenir Journal of the event by clicking here or clicking the image below:

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