CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Jean Shafiroff at NY Women’s Foundation Fall Gala

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This year’s New York Women’s Foundation Fall Gala held at The Plaza Hotel with CNN newsroom co-anchor Poppy Harlow serving as Master of Ceremonies, honored four leaders from the fields of philanthropy, health, and criminal justice.

The honorees, Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., Dr. Angela Diaz, Verna Eggleston, and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, have exceled in their respective fields and by doing so, have dedicated themselves to making New York City and the nation a better place for women and families.

Now in its 30th year, the NYWF is among the largest women’s grantmaking fund in the United States.

The event was co-chaired by philanthropist and board member since 2012 Jean Shafiroff, author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life by What You Give, one of the city’s foremost philanthropists and humanitarians, who hosts an annual September luncheon at Le Cirque in honor of the organization.


Grantee partner LaDreamMa McMoore, a member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners at the Correctional Association of New York, spoke about her experience as an incarcerated survivor of domestic violence and the education and leadership training that she received from the Correctional Association, supported by the NYWF.

Opera Collective, a group of singers seeking to make opera more accessible by performing in New York City subway stations, provided the evening’s entertainment.


Jean Shafiroff, Ana Oiveira, Emmett D. Carson, Dr. Angela Diaz, Vena Eggleston, Jonathan Lippman

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