Fundraiser at Waldorf Astoria on Thursday, August 1, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For the second consecutive year, Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman of Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group, is serving as Co-Chair for the Annual Women of Valor Awards Tea, a benefit for the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters. Now in its eleventh year, the event will be held Thursday, August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria at 301 Park Avenue.
“When asked to serve again as co-chair, I didn?t hesitate to say yes because I know how important this event is to the organization,” said Ms. Consolo. “Last year, our outreach helped to pack the ballroom with nearly 1,000 women and men whose generosity funded meals, shelters and educational programs that benefit hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and beyond.”
Currently, the organization now helps over 40 food pantries, soup kitchens, safe havens, drop-in centers and shelters throughout the New York area. St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters serve over 1.5 million meals annually.
Ms. Consolo and Mr. Mann will be joined by Honorary Chair and Keynote Speaker Rita Cosby, an Emmy Award-winning TV Anchor, Radio Host and bestselling author. Guest of Honor for the event is Rosalie Mignano Aste, Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities Management for IMG Worldwide. A special presentation of the Macy’s Community Star Award will be made to fashion industry leader Pat Kenny, President of Jones Jeanswear Group, a division of The Jones Group. And this year’s Humanitarian Awards will be given to Shelly Bloch, Director of Global Real Estate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP and Lois Palguta, Associate Principal, Conant Architects.
Other award recipients at the 11th Annual Women of Valor Tea luncheon gala include the four Clarissa Award honorees: Suzanne M. Carlson, Principal of global architecture firm, NBBJ;Laurie Hutner, Executive Vice President, WB Wood; Michelle Marwood, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma Investments, LLC; and Gay Schaye, Corporate Real Estate Executive.
For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, call or email Joseph Sano, Executive Director, or Bob Wechtenhiser of the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters, at (212) 279-6171, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://stfrancispantries.org/fundraising/women-of-valor-awards-tea/index.html. Fax requests will also be accepted at (212) 631-0120.
Added Mr. Sano, “The need for our services sadly keeps expanding. Most of our clients today are working poor and not simply indigent, so events such as the Tea are critically important to our mission.”
Ms. Consolo, who is also the founder of the Faith Hope Consolo Foundation, which oversees the distribution of donations to multiple charitable causes, concluded, “Helping others is the cornerstone of a caring society. We help to make the world a better place every time we collectively lend a hand.”
About Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group
As the industry leader in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting, Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group is renowned for its success on local, national and international platforms. Headed by Faith Hope Consolo, Chairman, the group’s comprehensive scope extends to virtually every facet of the retail landscape; from celebrated Madison Avenue to Rodeo Drive, urban retail corridors worldwide, upscale super regional shopping malls, luxury specialty centers and hotel/casino retail. Over the years, the group has brought world-famous fashion designers and international brands to U.S. markets; and U.S brands abroad. Moreover, they are the exclusive representatives of prominent portfolios held by investment funds, public companies and private property owners; as well as consultants for business improvement districts and government agencies.
Recognized for its innovative marketing strategies, the Retail Group offers a wide range of services that are critical for today’s economic environment, and provide customized, focused solutions on a client-by-client basis. With unparalleled access to a global network of businesses, owners and buyers, Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group is the foremost retail real estate authority in the country. For more information, visit Our Team page or http://faith-consolo.com/.