2019 Women's Summit

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From our families to our communities, from our workplaces to our world, women's philanthropy creates positive change and preserves the things we love. At Fordham's third annual Women's Philanthropy Summit, held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, we came together to expand our capacity for both.

Save the date for our fourth annual summit on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Rose Marie Bravo, CBE, TMC ’71: From the Bronx to Buckingham Palace
Rose Marie Bravo held leadership positions in several major fashion businesses—including Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue—before joining Burberry. In her time as CEO (1997–2006), she is credited with transforming the classic brand and greatly expanding its markets.

Valerie Rainford, FCRH ’86: Paying It Forward: A Journey of Resilience and Giving Back
Valerie Rainford is head of advancing black leaders and diversity advancement strategies at JPMorgan Chase. She is also an award-winning author and speaker who dedicates her life to uplifting others by sharing her incredible story of perseverance.

2019 Panels and Workshops



New Giving Circles for 2019

We added three new Giving Circles to our suite of options to help focus your philanthropy on additional areas of need and impact at the University:

  • Career Services Giving Circle
  • Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) Giving Circle
  • Living the Mission Giving Circle

Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

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Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors