13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon

May 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm |
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The 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon was recently held at Cipriani’s. The high-profile event benefits United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of women as professionals, caregivers, and volunteers.

This year’s four honorees included: renowned actress and activist Judith Light who received the Luella Bennack Philanthropy Award from long-time friend and colleague America Ferrera; fashion icon China Machado who was presented the Women Who Care Award by fashion designer Nicole Miller; acclaimed architect Julia Monk who was given the Women in Business Award by PIX 11 news anchor Tamsen Fadal; and advocate for individuals of all abilities Hannah Jacobs who was awarded the Karen Hansen Caregiver Award by MSNBC host Alex Witt.

Susan Lucci, Emmy-winning star of Devious Maids and a former Women Who Care honoree herself, returned a second time to host the VIP luncheon. Lucci was joined by the luncheon’s amazing group of Chairs: Robin Givens, star of the hit ABC series Twisted, Ali Stroker of Glee Project and Glee fame, Paula Zahn, and six-time Emmy-winning Host of On the Case with Paula Zahn, all returned as Co-Chairs; with Jill HerzigEditor-in-Chief of Redbook Magazine, as the new Honorary Chair, and Donna Hanover, former First Lady of New York City, as Honorary Co-Chair. And of course, Founder and Chair of Women Who Care Loreen Arbus was in attendance thrilled with another outstanding turnout.

The sold-out event was once again a resounding success. The luncheon raised nearly $550,000 to fund programs and services offered by UCP of NYC to over 14,000 children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. These programs and services help those with disabilities live independent lives and provide them with support to pursue their dreams.

 

About Women Who Care

Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community. It is a celebration of women who have deep concern for others and are passionately committed to giving back. Their extraordinary accomplishments and great character have inspired women around the world to achieve their full potential. The Women Who Care Luncheon is a New York tradition and has generated global media attention in previous years.

About United Cerebral Palsy of New York City

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the fifth largest U.S. health organization. In New York City, UCP of NYC is a leading nonprofit provider of direct services, technology, and advocacy to children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of NYC offers a breadth of more than 75 comprehensive programs including medical, clinical, educational, technological, residential and rehabilitative services to over 14,000 individuals and families annually. The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

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The 13th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon was recently held at Cipriani’s. The high-profile event benefits United Cerebral Palsy of New York City and celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments of women as professionals, caregivers, and volunteers.