Monday, April 22, 2013

Global Fund for Women 25th Anniversary Gala - April 17, 2013

Last Wednesday, April 17 2013 marked the 25th anniversary gala of the Global Women's Fund, a foundation that invests in women's right groups all around the world.  This international event was held at the grand venue of Cipriani, New York City.  

Many accomplished women in the fields of women's rights, poltics, journalist, activists, and philanthropy attended the gala in beautiful modern and traditional ethnic gowns.  Christiane Amanpour hosted the event and Hillary Clinton gave a keynote speech about the importance of women's right activism.  

President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards and filmaker/philanthropist Abigail Disney also spoke and inspired the audience about the important advancements made for women abroad with the help of the Global Women's Fund.  You can stay apply for grants or support the Global Women's Fund by clicking here.
The night starts out with guests arriving for photo shoots.  Filmaker/philanthopist Abigail Disney (left) dons an elegantly hand-embroidered floral wrap. Photogenic philanthropist, Electra Toub Preston glows beautifully in front of the camera (great grandaughter of the founder of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Pulitzer)
 Pop Star Andra Day (center) poses with CEO of Global Women's Fund Musimbi Kanyoro (left) and Board Chair (right) Leila Hessini
Group picture - Cecile Richards (right) of President of Planned Parenthood arrives in an elegant bright shimmering mini dress
Colorful dinner table set ups at Cipriani.  Appetizers started off with plates of Proscuitto and fresh Mozarella
Christiane Amanpour welcomes the audience to an extraordinary night of fundraising for the advancement of women's rights
Hillary Clinton tells us to think about the huge difference we can make in the lives of all the oppressed women around the world by supporting nonprofit women's groups
Very inspiring to see a sold out event for such a noble cause.
Cocktail hour involved a shopping bazaar where guests can purchase handmade accessories to benefit the Global Women's Fund
The night ended with a dessert bar of delicious cakes, tarts, eclairs and meringue

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