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Ana Oliveira and Abigail Disney

I know the foundation works on many aspects of women’s lives, but one central issue is economic opportunity. Tell us more about that facet of the work. In New York City, one in four women and girls is living in poverty. Yet, less than seven percent of philanthropic funding from foundations goes to issues specific to women and girls. Implementing meaningful change in the lives of under-invested women and families involves building pathways to economic security and transforming systems and policies to be economically just. We invest in organizations and programs that increase job opportunities and paths to business ownership; fight for equal pay and family-friendly workplace laws; strengthen access to quality childcare; and address barriers to employment, such as housing insecurity, a history of incarceration, and inadequate healthcare. The foundation also invests in new-economy approaches, such as worker co-ops, community land ownership, and public banking. SocialLifeMagazine.com

Diana Taylor

Our experience has shown us that when we invest in our grantee partners as agents of change, we multiply the effect of women’s financial gains, boost local economic growth, strengthen families, and create thriving communities. Tell us about the Radical Generosity Dinner coming up this fall. Save the date! Our Radical Generosity Dinner will take place on Monday, October 7th at The Essex House on Central Park South. Jean, we thank you for co-chairing this dinner once again. This year, we are honoring the widely acclaimed public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, for his life’s work challenging the legacy of racial inequality in America and helping the incarcerated and condemned. Guests will have a special opportunity to see the veteran journalist Bill Moyers engage Bryan in a dialogue about justice and mass incarceration. Honoring Bryan is timely for us. In late 2018, the foundation launched its Justice Fund and Initiative. As part of this work,

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Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.

Social Life - August 2019 - Jean Shafiroff  

Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury publication for the Hamptons, celebrating 16 years of print. This issue features Jean Shafiroff.