FWA Holiday Benefit – A Huge Success!

Sake served to guests by Chizuko Nikawa-Helton (second from left) and her team

Thank you for making our 2017 holiday benefit a huge success last Wednesday! With your help, we exceeded our fundraising goal for FWA programs.

In true FWA fashion, there was great food, great wine, and great conversation. Whether you participated in our raffle for your chance to win the highly desired Coach Carryall handbag or wanted your view of the NYC Skyline and Empire State Building at night, the penthouse of the Kitano Hotel provided a fun-filled, luxurious, Japanese experience, complete with women dressed in authentic Japanese attire. We hope you enjoyed the delicious sushi appetizers, took great pictures, networked and had an amazing time.

We sincerely thank everyone who came out to celebrate the holiday season with us. Many thanks to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation  for sponsoring a Sake table and providing two volunteers to help support the evening festivities. We also were very fortunate to have raffle prizes donated by Coach, Buccellati, Dara Lamb, Lafayette 148, Jim Arnoff, Raleigh Mayer, Gerri Bostick and The Kitano. Thank you to our holiday benefit chair, Karen Macleod, FWA President, Stacy Musi, the Strategic Marketing Committee, Baruch College Mentee, Ana Llana and the FWA office team for your dedication and amazing efforts in making 2017 another great year.


A beautiful night for the holiday benefit

Members and guest enjoy the festivities

FWA President Stacy Musi with her sister and Member Susan Lauren

The Sake team in their beautiful Kimonos

(l-r): Members Roe Bonelli, Pat Spross with Lynette Ashby

(l-r): Members Patti Mittelman with Liz Fischer

(l-r): Past Presidents have a mini reunion

(l-r): Members Lorna Leibowitz, Deborah Kaye, Mee Warren and Marcia Mayne