In 1994, The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) inaugurated the Neighborhood Leadership Award. Moving from borough to borough each year, NYWF established the Neighborhood Dinner to award not-for-profits leaders and woman-owned businesses who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their community in neighborhood-based work on behalf of women and girls.
With your support, we will distribute an unprecedented $5 million in grants in 2012 and expand our commitment to transforming lives and communities.
Neighborhood Leadership Awards:
Joanne N. Smith, Founder and Executive Director of Girls for Gender Equity
Rita Zimmer, Executive Director of Housing + Solutions
Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award:
Monique Greenwood, Owner of Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns
Special 25th Anniversary Award:
Charles J. Hynes, Brooklyn District Attorney
Co-Chairs: Hyatt Bass, Marjorie Cadogan, Anita Channapati, Anne E. Delaney, Gail Hochman, Lisa Holton, Sharon Myrie, Lisa L. Philp, Rossana Rosado, Diana L. Taylor, Myra Leigh Tobin, Lou-Anne Walters
Vice-Chairs: Akira Barclay, Karen Bigman, Lorin Brown, Cinnamon Chambers-Lewis, Melinda Chu, Minal Patel Davis, Julie Fenster, Elizabeth Fitzwater, Marion Kaplan, Jessica Klaitman, Jeanne O’brien-Ebiri, Linda Rondolitz, Rashidah Siddiqui, Regan Solmo