WOMEN WHO CARE Luncheon to Honor Robin Roberts, Amy Lee and More


Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, today announced the honorees for The 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon, benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City.  The event will be held on Thursday, May 3rd, at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Women Who Care celebrates the accomplishments of women as caregivers, volunteers, and professionals. Robin Givens & Paula Zahn are Co-Chairs of Women Who Care.  Ellen Levine, Editorial Director of Hearst Magazines, is Honorary Chair ofWomen Who Care.  The event will be hosted by Donna Hanover, former First Lady of New York City, for the 11th consecutive year. Hearst Corporation is Presenting Sponsor of Women Who Care.

Women Who Care has become a New York Tradition and generates worldwide media attention. 


  • ·         BARBARA ANNIS, Founder and CEO, Barbara Annis & Associates, Inc.
    • ·         PATRICIA DUFF, Founder, The Common Good.
    • ·         Amy Lee, Lead Singer & Co-Founder of the Grammy-nominated band Evanescence.
    • ·         MARGARET PUDDINGTON,   Founder, Coalition of Families for Direct Support Staff in Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
    • ·         Robin Roberts – Anchor & Co-Host, ABC’s Good Morning America.

All honorees and both co-Chairs Robin Givens & Paula Zahn will be attending Women Who Care on May 3rd.

“Women Who Care was created to honor female role models representing various segments of the community,” said Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care. “It is a celebration of women who have deep concern for others and are passionately committed to giving back. Their extraordinary accomplishments and great character have inspired women around the world to achieve their full potential."  

United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC) is one of America’s most established non-profits offering services, information, and support to children and adults with disabilities throughout New York City. UCP of NYC currently serves more than 14,000 individuals and family members through more than 75 comprehensive programs. The Mission of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City is to create opportunities for people with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives.  UCP of NYC is proud to be a provider, partner, and employer of choice.

Celebrity Presenters for the star-studded event will be announced in March.  Past Celebrity Presenters for Women Who Careinclude Diane Sawyer (a former Women Who Care Honoree), Susan Lucci (a former Women Who Care Honoree), Jimmy Smits, Cynthia Nixon, Ivanka Trump, Danny Glover, Meredith VieiraAlan Rickman, Deborah Norville, Regis Philbin, Camilla Barungi, Pablo Schreiber, Mike Woods, Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, and Frank Bennack Jr., President and CEO of the Hearst Corporation.

For more information about the 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefitting UCP of NYC, visit: www.ucpnyc.org or call: 212-683-6700 ext. 205.

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