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Thursday, December 19, 2019   (0 Comments)
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The Financial Women’s Association 2019 Holiday Benefit was held on December 11th. The Holiday Benefit is an annual tradition where industry professionals gather to network and raise funds to support the FWA of New York, Inc.’s vast educational, mentoring and programming initiatives.

The theme for the 2019 Holiday Benefit theme (“EAT, CELEBRATE, GIVE!”) allowed for a fun-filled event that also supported a worthy cause. In recognition of the FWA’s upcoming International Business Conference to Israel, the Holiday Benefit was hosted at Green Fig in New York. Green Fig features modern Israeli cuisine with influences from North Africa’s Maghreb region, the Middle East and southern Europe, combining unique flavors and spices with local, seasonal ingredients.

FWA members, partners, friends and allies enjoyed an evening of networking and fundraising accompanied by an Israeli-themed buffet dinner along with a selection of signature cocktails and specialty Israeli beers. The evening’s events included an informal networking game, a personal testimonial from a beneficiary of the FWA’s educational, mentoring and programming initiatives, and a raffle drawing to support the event’s fundraising efforts.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the Annual Holiday Benefit – the FWA way!

Special thanks and acknowledgements to:

  • Our Holiday Benefit Sponsors (EisnerAmper, PNC Bank, SMBC and Maureen Adolf, Past FWA President) for their commitment and support.
  • Our host, Green Fig, for the beautiful space, good food, great music and overall ambiance.
  • The FWA Signature Events Committee (Brianna Perez, Hermina “Nina” Batson, Lorna Leibowitz, Olga Barskaya, Simone Vinocour, Susan Parker, Yinka Madden) for their hard work towards the Holiday Benefit’s a success.
  • The FWA Office Staff (Lisa Buddenhagen, Robert Brown, Ria Davis, Michael Taylor, Kelly Barahona, Emily Plisic) who worked behind the scenes to support logistics and execution of the event.