Artists And Activists: Women's Foundation Honors Authors

by MEGHANN MADIGAN · October 5, 2009

Sheryl WuDunn, Agnes Gund[Sheryl WuDunn, Agnes Gund. All photos by AMBER DE VOS for PMc]. Agnes Gund has come a long way from having a 12 ft. high steel and lead baseball mitt on her front yeard in Greenwich.  Friday, the president of the MOMA helped the New York Women's Foundation host an event for the Fall Dinner Honorees. Other attendees at the event include the NY Women's Foundation president Ana Oliveira, social entrepeneur Herb Sturz, well-known philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and many others.

Attendees of the event went home with autographed copies of Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  It's no surprise the NY Women's Foundation would support the much heralded work of two such prominent Pulitzer Prize winners.  This much heralded new work is a "passionate call to arms" that brings into focus one of the most significant attacks on human rights in our modern world: female persecution in under-developed countries.  The novel - now available in hardcover - is a trumpet call to those with means and capabilities to help those in need and proves that a little really can go a long way.

Agnes Gund, Ana Oliveira, Herb Sturz Agnes Gund, Ana Oliveira, Herb Sturz

Ana Oliveira, Nicholas KristofElizabeth Stribling, Margo Langenberg, Anka Palitz Ana Oliveira, Nicholas Kristof, Elizabeth Stribling, Margo Langenberg, Anka Palitz

Ann Rapp, Jean Shafiroff Ann Rapp, Jean Shafiroff

Charles Henderson, Donald Sherman Margo Langenberg, Inez Weinstein, Sandy Lamb, Barbara Vogelstein Charles Henderson, Donald Sherman, Margo Langenberg, Inez Weinstein, Sandy Lamb, Barbara Vogelstein

Fall Dinner Honorees