The Champions Of Choice Luncheon

by Rachelle Hruska · May 6, 2009

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NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health held its annual Champions of Choice luncheon -- New York City’s premiere reproductive health fund raising event -- this past Thursday April 30th at the Mandarin Oriental. More story and photos below...

The Champions of Choice award, which honors an individual who has fearlessly and incomparably impacted the field of reproductive rights, was given this year to Mexico City Mayor Ebrard for his work legalizing abortion in Mexico City. Past honorees include President William Jefferson Clinton, Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive, designer Lisa Perry and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Event participants included Kelli Conlin, President of NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, keynote speaker Linda Greenhouse, co-chairs Lorna Brett Howard & John Howard, Margaret Munzer Loeb & Daniel Loeb, Fiona Howe Rudin & Eric Rudin, Michael Wolkowitz & Hope Holiner, and chairs emerita Lisa Perry, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Ann Tenenbaum.

Guests included Jessica Seinfeld, Caroline Kennedy, Isaac Mizrahi, Diana Taylor, Liza Lerner, Gayle Atkins, Somers Farkas, Aimee Bell , Stacey Bendet, Sharon Handler, Rachel Roy, Karenna Gore Schiff, Priscilla Ratazzi Whittle, Nazee Monian, Flora Collins , and Amy Fine Collins.

Young Professionals Committee: Jodi Leib, Arielle Haves, Kara Feigeles, Diana Bass, Marissa Purcelli, Josh Lafer