The Ms. Foundation for Women celebrates grassroots feminists at annual gala

NEW YORK On April 27, 2016, the Ms. Foundation for Women will celebrate its 28th annual Gloria Awards: A Salute to Women of Vision at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The Gloria Awards, named for Gloria Steinem one of the organization’s founding mothers is a yearly celebration to benefit Ms. Foundation grantees around the country and to recognize those who ignite policy and create change. This year, six outstanding leaders including two Ms. Foundation grantees will be honored.

Women of Vision honorees include Miriam W. Yeung, executive director of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), and Parent Voices statewide organizer Mary Ignatius and Executive Director Clarissa Doutherd, as well as Sy Syms Foundation President Marcy Syms. The foundation will also present its Marie C. Wilson Emerging Leader Award to Melissa Silverstein, founder and editor of Women and Hollywood and the Peggy Charren/Free to Be Award to Kyle Zimmer, co-founder and CEO of First Book.

Honorees are chosen based on their grassroots work to raise the collective voices of women and their innovative leadership, courage and actions toward the realization of a shared vision for a just and inclusive democracy for all genders.

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For over 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in organizations nationwide.