The New York Women’s Foundation is the largest grantmaking women’s foundation in the United States and second in the world. The Celebrating Women Breakfast is our signature event and it has been held since our founding in 1987. The Celebrating Women Breakfast celebrates the work of our grantee partners—women-led community organizations working to create an economically secure, safer future for all women and families in New York City. The Breakfast also honors women leaders who work to empower women and girls in New York City and the world. Past honorees have included Madeleine Albright, Queen Latifah, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Billie Jean King, Gloria Steinem, and Nobel Laureates Leymah Gbowee and Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai. Attended by 2,200 guests, the Breakfast raises $2 million, a significant portion of our $8 million in annual grantmaking.