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2020 ELLY AWARDS LUNCHEON

September 14, 2020 (11:30 am - 2:00 pm)

The ELLY Awards Luncheon benefits the Education Fund of the Women's Forum of New York.

The Plaza, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA
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Educate a Woman, Impact Generations

Join us on Monday, September 14th at the Plaza Hotel to once again honor women who lead and inspire.

Our membership of successful women leaders knows that education is key to career and life success. That’s why in 1987 we created the Education Fund as our way of giving back. Our Fund provides financial awards to women 35 and over who have demonstrated high potential, but whose education and life path have been disrupted by extreme adversity including domestic violence, abuse, addiction, extreme illness or disability, caring for disabled children, incarceration, even the aftereffects of war. These women frequently fall outside the scope of traditional scholarship programs and our awards help them complete their education and get their lives back on track.

Our unrestricted awards recognize that sometimes completing your education requires tuition or books, but sometimes it’s childcare or transportation or just putting food on the table. Over 33 years, the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum has raised over $1.8 million through member donations and our annual fundraiser, the Elly Awards, enabling us to help over 260 women regain their self-esteem, relaunch their lives and become role models for their families.

Since 2011, The Elly Awards, named for Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, has honored women leaders who have exemplified the qualities of Women’s Forum credo, most importantly, “Women helping women, never gets old.”

To learn more about The Education Fund, past Elly Awards or view the recipients of last year’s financial awards, click HERE.

Sponsor a Scholar

SPONSOR A SCHOLAR $10,000

Includes two tickets in Premium seating, a donor named 2020 Women’s Forum Scholar, and recognition on all event materials, website and social media. You may also Sponsor a Scholar in honor of someone else. You will be asked to indicate the name of the honoree when you complete your purchase.

Sponsorship Levels

PLATINUM SPONSOR $50,000

  • One VIP Table for 10
  • Donor named 2020 Women’s Forum Scholar
  • Recognition on all event materials, website, and social media
  • Prime placement of logo in electronic recognition
  • Branded Signage

GOLD SPONSOR $25,000

  • One Table for 10 with Premium location
  • Donor named 2020 Women’s Forum Scholar
  • Recognition on all event materials, website, and social media

SILVER SPONSOR $15,000

  • One Table for 10 with Premium location
  • Recognition on all event materials, website, and social media

BRONZE SPONSOR $7,500

  • One Table for 10
  • Recognition on all event materials, website, and social media

Ticket Levels

BENEFACTOR $1,500

Includes one ticket, and recognition in the Program.

PATRON $750

Includes one ticket and recognition in the Program.

Guest $500

Includes one ticket.

Member (Only available to WFNY Members) $350

Includes one ticket.

Make a Donation

Not able to attend the event but would still like to contribute to the Education Fund? Make a 100% tax deductible donation in the amount of your choosing by clicking on the SUPPORT NOW button above.

Underwriting Opportunities

Help us underwrite the costs of the event so more money can directly fund the Education Awards.

  • Cocktail Reception 
  • Instagram Station
  • WiFi
  • Flower Arrangements 

Please contact the Forum office if you are interested in learning more about underwriting opportunities for the event.


Entire event will benefit The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum, a 501(c)3 educational and charitable arm of Women’s Forum Inc. Tax ID #13-3098501. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The non-deductible portion of each ticket is $150.

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