On June 2, 2011, the Little Flower Children and Family Services of New York hosted the Rose Luncheon to honor “The Woman Who Makes A Difference.” The fundraising luncheon, which took place at a private Upper East Side club, honored Sheilagh Cirillo, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Dina Manzo, Erica Rivera, Tracey Frost Rensky and Noreen Donovan Roth.
Luncheon chairs, including Mina-Jacqueline Au and Tracy Silverman, as well as Honorary Chair, Susan Lucci of ABC’s All My Children, honored women who provide hope and help to children and families in need in their communities.
“The people we serve — children, families, and disabled adults — need advocates. Day after day the women we honor today so generously give their time, talent, and resources to support us as we serve poor and vulnerable families. I would like to thank our honorees and all those who help enrich the lives of those we serve.,” said the luncheon speaker, Grace Lo Grande.
Guests, which included Tiki Barber, Traci Lynn Johnson and Geraldo Rivera, sipped cocktails, dined, watched a fashion show featuring designer Kimberly Towers, and purchased raffle tickets, with a portion of sales donated to Little Flower.