Maybelline New York Honors Women Who Empower Through Education
Maybelline New York Salutes Ten Inspirational Women who have made a
Difference through Education in Upcoming New York City Event
NEW YORK, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosmetics mega-brand, Maybelline New York, has joined forces with PEOPLE, People en Espanol and Essence magazines to honor ten inspirational women who have made a difference in their communities through the power of education. The program salutes women who work every day to motivate, teach, mentor and elevate people's lives through education by creating unique programs within their communities. Maybelline New York honored these ten women at a luncheon event in New York City today at the New York Public Library. Maybelline New York spokeswomen Danna Garcia, Tomiko Fraser, Erin Wasson and lifestyle expert to the stars, Phillip Bloch will be on-hand to salute the winners. Sharon Cohen and Oral Lee Brown, two of last year's winners, will also be on hand. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071101/NYTH208 ) The program now in its third year, is a four-month cause-related program for Maybelline New York. The campaign pays homage to ten outstanding women who have made a difference and worked in support of educational causes for their communities. "Maybelline New York knows that education is the tool that opens doors to endless possibilities," says Karen Fondu, President of Maybelline New York-Garnier. "Through our education program, we are able to give back and continue to support women who are making a real difference through education." To select the ten honorees, PEOPLE, People en Espanol and Essence magazines announced the contest through a promotional advertisement in the September issues of the publications. The in-book unit drove customers to the Maybelline New York website (www.maybelline-confidence.com), where they were asked to submit a photo and inspirational story about how they have made a difference in their community by supporting educational initiatives. A panel of judges from Maybelline New York, PEOPLE, People en Espanol and Essence magazines selected a total of ten women-four readers from PEOPLE four from Essence and three from People en Espanol -- to receive the Grand Prize package. Each honoree will receive a $10,000 grant donated to their affiliated educational cause along with their photo and story pictured in a follow up spread in each magazine including PEOPLE's November 5th issue date and the December issues of People en Espanol and Essence. Maybelline New York will officially present each of the ten honorees with their $10,000 grant at a special luncheon hosted in their honor in New York City on November 1st. The 2007 Maybelline New York honorees are: PEOPLE Magazine: -- Dr. Lois Frankel (Pasadena, CA): Founder of MOSTE (Motivating Our Students Through Education), a mentoring organization that provides inner city girls with positive role models and guidance to a better future. In June 2007, one of MOSTE's mentored girls graduated cum laude from Yale -- Valerie Hill-Jackson (Houston, TX): Founder of BOF (Barnabas Outreach Foundation), a foundation that emphasizes human potential. Valerie was the twelfth of 13 children born to illiterate migrant workers. Now she provides college prep workshops, leadership workshops and scholarship opportunities so that every student can enter the workforce as an empowered leader -- Janine Lee (San Diego, CA): Founder of Capture the Dream, a non-profit organization for children from low-income homes. Janine took her passion for volunteering and created a charity that holds school supply drives, provides mentorship programs and organizes family outings -- Abigail Rosin (New York, NY): Owner of Groove With Me, a free dance studio and after school program that allows inner city to find a safe haven and help build confidence. Groove With Me provides a sense of self that helps young girls overcome their fears, recognize their potential and ultimately achieve their goals People en Espanol Magazine: -- Marcelina Fernandez: Dedicated counselor at the College Assistance Migrant Program, which assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies -- Raquel Lee: Family advocate at the Greenfield Family Resource Center, which advocates and supports families in the community to improve the education, health, safety, social and emotional success of families by providing them access to needed resources -- Dora Maria Abreu (New York, NY): Volunteer for the program FIRST (For Inspiration And Recognition Of Science and Technology), which encourages and inspires young people's interest and participation in science and technology. Essence Magazine: -- Dr. Lynne Holden (New York, NY): Co-founder of Mentoring in Medicine, which pairs minority health care professionals with students in urban areas, encouraging them to pursue professions within health care. With the support of Mentoring in Medicine, socio-economically disadvantaged students are empowered to achieve their goals -- Darlene Willis (San Diego, CA): Founder of College Bound San Diego, an organization that helps African-American students prepare for college through tutoring, community service, campus tours and seminars -- Sheila Joseph (New York, NY): Founder of East New York Prep, a tuition- free school located in a poverty stricken area of Brooklyn, NY. The school gives the opportunity to students to achieve their dreams by building confidence through education ABOUT MAYBELLINE NEW YORK: Maybelline New York is available in over 90 countries worldwide. Offering more than 200 products, Maybelline New York combines technologically advanced formulations with on-trend expertise to create accessible cosmetics with a spirited style. For more information, log onto www.maybelline.com for the latest news and product introductions, seasonal trends and advice. * Release is also available in Spanish
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