NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EILEEN FISHER, a brand known for beautifully simple clothes, is partnering with the Women's Funding Network (WFN), the largest philanthropic network in the world dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls, during its bi-annual All Store Events on Saturday, September 24, 2011. The All Store Events, the largest fundraising effort of the season, will introduce customers to programs that support women and girls' leadership.
Designer Eileen Fisher came to know WFN through her community foundation several years ago. She was impressed with WFN's wide reach and its collective approach to empowering women and girls. Fisher cited the parallel of WFN to the design company's mission. "Both organizations draw on talents, capabilities and perspectives across teams to cultivate something together that is greater than any one of us could alone," she says. "To holistically integrate social change into any organization, we need to work together on initiatives that are deeply important."
"It is an honor for the Women's Funding Network to partner with EILEEN FISHER because this pioneering company shares WFN's commitment to expanding women's leadership across the country and championing the belief that a better world for women and girls is a better world for all," notes Ana Oliveira, Co-Chair of WFN Board of Directors and President/CEO of New York Women's Foundation. "At the New York Women's Foundation when we support women's leadership and activism, communities from the Bronx to Brooklyn thrive. This year our goal is to grant $4 million to our 60 grantee partner organizations as they work to make quality health and reproductive care available to all women, create communities that are safe for women and girls, and make it possible for all women to attain economic security."
EILEEN FISHER will donate 10 percent of the day's sales at 50 of its retail store locations as well as online sales on eileenfisher.com. Representatives from the 19 individual women's funds benefiting from these events, which range in size, geography and focus, will be on site in EILEEN FISHER locations throughout the day. Full details, including store locations can be found at eileenfisher.com/WFN.
About EILEEN FISHER:
EILEEN FISHER creates beautifully simple clothes designed to move with real life. With pure shapes and fine fabrics, it creates sophistication, comfort—and style that lasts. As a socially conscious company, the brand supports human rights, sustainability and social initiatives that empower women around the globe. For more information, please visit eileenfisher.com.
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