UJA-Federation of New York's Women's Philanthropy Division's Inaugural Event, In Her Footsteps, Honored Four Leading Women in Philanthropy

Performance by Phoebe Snow

Cherie Blair, Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's Wife and Leading

Human-Rights Lawyer and Activist, Addressed the Crowd as Guest Speaker



30 May, 2008, 01:00 ET from UJA-Federation of New York

    NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 700 women
 philanthropists gathered to raise nearly half a million dollars at
 UJA-Federation of New York's inaugural event, In Her Footsteps: Collective
 Power Making an Impact, to honor four remarkable women who demonstrate
 outstanding dedication in the philanthropic world. Community leaders and
 philanthropists Klara Silverstein and daughter Lisa Silverstein, senior
 vice president of Silverstein Properties, were presented with the
 Philanthropy Award. Musician and songwriter Phoebe Snow, who sacrificed her
 career to devote herself to raising a severely disabled daughter, was
 honored with the Compassion Award, and Amanda Bilski, a teenager from
 Westchester who has been instrumental in developing J-Teen Community
 Service Leadership Program, a program that informs Jewish teens and their
 families about Jewish services and special-interest programs, was presented
 with the Leadership Award. In Her Footsteps, chaired by Patty Silverstein,
 took place on Thursday, May 29 at The Grand Hyatt in New York City.
 
     Emily Frances, entertainment anchor of the CW11 Morning News, emceed
 the luncheon; Cherie Blair, leading human-rights lawyer and campaigner for
 women's equality, addressed the crowd as guest speaker; and Phoebe Snow
 performed.
 
     UJA-Federation's Women's Philanthropy Division, chaired by Alisa Levin,
 raised more than $29 million in 2007, together these women from all
 different professions and communities in the New York area enable the
 collective power of making an impact.
 
     About UJA-Federation of New York
 
     The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York
 strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City,
 Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60
 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of
 more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies.
 Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of
 services that improve and enhance people's lives.
 
 
 

SOURCE UJA-Federation of New York
    NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 700 women
 philanthropists gathered to raise nearly half a million dollars at
 UJA-Federation of New York's inaugural event, In Her Footsteps: Collective
 Power Making an Impact, to honor four remarkable women who demonstrate
 outstanding dedication in the philanthropic world. Community leaders and
 philanthropists Klara Silverstein and daughter Lisa Silverstein, senior
 vice president of Silverstein Properties, were presented with the
 Philanthropy Award. Musician and songwriter Phoebe Snow, who sacrificed her
 career to devote herself to raising a severely disabled daughter, was
 honored with the Compassion Award, and Amanda Bilski, a teenager from
 Westchester who has been instrumental in developing J-Teen Community
 Service Leadership Program, a program that informs Jewish teens and their
 families about Jewish services and special-interest programs, was presented
 with the Leadership Award. In Her Footsteps, chaired by Patty Silverstein,
 took place on Thursday, May 29 at The Grand Hyatt in New York City.
 
     Emily Frances, entertainment anchor of the CW11 Morning News, emceed
 the luncheon; Cherie Blair, leading human-rights lawyer and campaigner for
 women's equality, addressed the crowd as guest speaker; and Phoebe Snow
 performed.
 
     UJA-Federation's Women's Philanthropy Division, chaired by Alisa Levin,
 raised more than $29 million in 2007, together these women from all
 different professions and communities in the New York area enable the
 collective power of making an impact.
 
     About UJA-Federation of New York
 
     The world's largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York
 strengthens community and helps 1.4 million people in New York City,
 Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as 3 million in Israel and 60
 other countries. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of
 more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies.
 Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of
 services that improve and enhance people's lives.
 
 
 SOURCE UJA-Federation of New York