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Nearly $400,000 Raised for Delivering Good at the Inaugural Women of Impact Summit!

NEW YORK, June 09, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 250 people gathered on June 7th at 583 Park in New York City for Delivering Good’s inaugural Women of Impact Summit. Thanks to our generous guests and event sponsors, the event raised nearly $400,000 to support Delivering Good’s work helping people dealing with poverty and disaster by connecting them with new excess merchandise donated by the retail and manufacturing industries.

"The Women of Impact Summit is an evolution of our successful luncheon event that was held for 15 years. The event marks a shift from a model of honoring women for inspiring great things, to a thought provoking program that recognizes the impact women are having as leaders who are driving change," said Matthew Fasciano, Delivering Good President & CEO. "Through an interactive Gallery Walk we were able to engage guests in our mission in a new and exciting way, highlighting the impact Delivering Good has in communities across the US and beyond. Our hope is that attendees left inspired to find their own paths to making positive impact whether it be personally, professionally, or both."

The event included remarks by Special Guest Speaker, Lizanne Kindler, Executive Chair & CEO, Talbots, Ann Taylor, LOFT, Executive Chair, Lane Bryant, followed by a lively panel discussion moderated by Lisa Kaplowitz, Founder & Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business, Rutgers University that included Jill Beraud, Independent Director, Levi Strauss & Co. Chair, Fashion for Good, Gisel Ruiz, Former EVP Chief Operating Officer, Sam's Club, Independent Director, Ulta Beauty, and Theresa Strickland, Executive Leader and Digital/Brand Transformation Expert.

Following the panel discussion, our Keynote Speaker, Lauren Gibbs, 2018 Olympic Medalist & 2020 World Champion took the stage to tell her personal story of Olympic success, the motivation behind her incredible impact as an athlete, and how she uses her experience to inspire others.

The program also included remarks by Delivering Good Board Chair, Andrea Weiss, Delivering Good President & CEO, Matthew Fasciano, and event co-chairs, Carole Postal and Amber Mundinger.

Special thanks to our Innovation Sponsors, Macy’s and Ann Taylor/LOFT for their support of the inaugural Women of Impact Summit.

For more information about Delivering Good visit www.delivering-good.org.

About Delivering Good

Delivering Good is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides people impacted by poverty and tragedy with new merchandise donated by retailers and manufacturers. Since 1985, Delivering Good has distributed over $3 billion of new clothing, home goods, toys, furniture, books, and other consumer products through its network of more than 800 community partners, offering hope, dignity and self-esteem to at-risk children, families, and individuals. By uniting retailers, manufacturers, foundations, and individuals, Delivering Good strives to help create a more equitable world where children, adults and families facing economic, medical, social, and environmental challenges have useful items needed to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. For more information about Delivering Good, please visit Delivering-Good.org or follow @DeliveringGood on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Heather Reynolds