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Sixth Annual Women Helping Women New York

A luncheon and African Bazaar to improve the lives of African women and their communities by providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; and to celebrate global female empowerment.

Thursday, November 5th
12:00PM African Bazaar opens | 12:30PM Luncheon

Stephan Weiss Studio
711 Greenwich Street




2015 Honorees

Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland Former Prime Minister of Norway

Jewel Singer-Songwriter, Author, Philanthropist

Magatte Wade
CEO and Founder, Tiossan

Robert (Tenny) and Kimberly Field Philanthropists

Mistress of Ceremonies

Susan Fales-Hill Writer, Producer, Author

100% of proceeds will go to the dedicated 2015 Women Helping Women project until it is fully funded.

Event Chairs

Cristina Cuomo
Kara Gerson

Andrea Greeven Douzet
Christine Mack

Beth O’Donnell
Sanjay Rawal

Jane Sutherland
Latham Thomas
Bonnie Young

Event Committee

Knut Brundtland
Daniela Anastasio Bardazzi
Aydın Arjomand
Antoinette Borromeo
Amy Canepa Donahue
Noella Coursaris Musunka
Jennifer Creel
Laura Currie
Shelagh D’Arcy Hinds
Cliodna Egan

Sophie Elgort
Lise Evans
Janis Gardner Cecil
Nina Griscom Piraino
Maya Haile Samuelsson
Deborah Hughes
Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton
PS Ives
Doris Jean
Angelina Jolin

Suzi Jones
Belinda Kielland
Krista Krieger
Caroline Kwateng
Salina Nawaz
Edris Nichols
Sonja Nuttall
Kristyn Noeth
Elizabeth Ostrander
Jaana Otero

Lauren Preston
Tracy Reese
Jan Eystein Saeboe
Stacey Scarpone
Renuka Singh
Kelly VanDemark
Tuula Vartiainen
Kristen & Seth Whalen

African Bazaar Committee

Andrea Blanch
Jenny Capitan
Patti Carpenter
Alva Chinn
Jennifer Cocco

MacDella Cooper
Shelagh D’Arcy Hinds
Cliodna Egan
Julie Garrison
Walter Greene

Elaine Griffin
PS Ives
Suzi Jones
Maryli Karske
Freddie Leiba

Edris Nichols

Elizabeth Ostrander
Susan Sakin
Rina Stone
Jane Sutherland
Constance White




For press and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Deborah at Deborah Hughes, Inc. at (212) 727-2220 or deb@deborahhughesinc.com.

For more information, please contact info@thevossfoundation.org.



Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene as a means to enable community-driven development in Sub-Saharan Africa, and raising awareness of the ongoing need in the region. Founded by the directors of VOSS of Norway, ASA as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, Voss Foundation has offices in New York and Oslo. Since our inception in 2008, Voss Foundation has helped to build 130 water access points and 462 sanitation facilities in Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Swaziland, and Uganda (as of October 2015)


Women Helping Women (WHW), or “Kvinner hjelper Kvinner,” in Norwegian, is a Voss Foundation global, grassroots initiative that brings together champions of clean water to improve the lives of women and their communities worldwide. It has raised over $650,000 in Europe and the United States since 2009. The WHW network has already funded 21 water access points and 291 sanitation facilities in Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Swaziland. When circumstances permit, WHW donors have the unique opportunity to travel to project sites and meet the women and communities they have helped. In addition to Women Helping Women New York, 2015 WHW events have taken place in Boston and the Hamptons.


Knut Brundtland, President; Jan Eystein Saeboe, Treasurer; Robert (Tenny) Field; Belinda B. Kielland; Charlot D. Malin; Alicia U. ParkerKristyn Noeth; Sanjay Rawal


Sanjay Rawal, Interim Executive Director; Cecilie Malm Brundtland, European Representative; Anette Krosby, European Representative; Caitlin Rackish, Program Director;

Kara Gerson, Executive Director Emeritus

For more information, please visit www.vossfoundation.org

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