DonnaKaran.com Launches Women Who Inspire
A Philanthropic Forum
“I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. Women Who Inspire are women who are making a difference. This website gives their inspiring messages an interactive forum, encouraging women everywhere to take action and get involved.” -Donna Karan
Donna Karan New York, has launched “Women Who Inspire” on donnakaran.com, an interactive philanthropic forum promoting women who have demonstrated the power to make a difference through their charitable efforts. The growing list of Women Who Inspire participants include Bernadette Peters, Brooke Shields, Christy Turlington, Demi Moore, Emma Thompson, Evelyn Lauder, Fatima Bhutto, Iman, Joanna Lumley Rankin, Kerry Washington, Maria Shriver, Nicole Kidman, Rachel Zoe, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, Vivian Wu, Moll Anderson and Zaha Hadid.
Each woman featured has a passion for a charity or several that they believe are essential to support. Women Who Inspire gives voice to each charity through personal anecdotes, robust images and compelling video footage. The site is designed to be as interactive as possible, engaging a visitor to take part in the cause they are reading about and donate directly.
“Women Who Inspire” dovetails with another of the website’s regular features – the Donna Karan Ambassador Program. This highlights prominent Donna Karan customers from around the world who best represent the spirit of Donna’s philanthropic nature. These ambassadors will host Donna Karan seasonal trunk shows and events in their markets, tied into charitable awareness and fund-raising.
Says Donna, “If everyone inspires the person sitting next to them to take action, things will change. I established my foundation, Urban Zen, to communicate, collaborate and connect a like-minded community to create change in the things that touch all of us: healthcare, education and culture. I welcome others to share what’s in their hearts.”
MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE
Charlie And Moll Anderson say they are living proof that dreams come true, and they are determined to help young people experience that reality for themselves.
The Anderson family made a leadership commitment to the University of Tennessee that pushed the Campaign for Tennessee past its $1 billion goal 18 months ahead of schedule. Part of the gift was designated to the College of Business Administration to establish the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an endowed scholarship for single parents.
“The Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will allow our students, through mentoring and great professors, to discover what entrepreneurship is all about,” says Charlie. “My dream is for students to be inspired by the program, start their own businesses—hopefully in the Knoxville area—and give back to the community.”
You can read the entire Tennessee Archways winter 2011 edition here.
KNOXVILLE GETS ITS OWN ‘MUSIC ROW’
Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation are teaming up with America’s talented musical artists to build a ‘Music Row’ in Knoxville. Only this ‘Music Row’ serves to provide local families with simple, decent and affordable housing.
Today, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of country duo Brooks & Dunn participated in the dedication of the ‘Brooks & Dunn’ house, the first of the ‘Music Row’ houses made possible by the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation. The home is located at 1717 LeFlore, formerly Bonny Ave., in Knoxville.
“The work of Habitat for Humanity is extraordinary and inspiring. It is an honor to be part of this project and have our names on one of Knoxville’s new ‘Music Row’ homes,” said Brooks & Dunn. read more
Moll and James Sheperd at the Beyond Therapy® Open House
Beyond Therapy® Tennessee is a satellite clinic of Shepherd Center based in Atlanta, GA. Beyond Therapy® Tennessee is located in Franklin, Tenn., approximately 15 miles south of Nashville.
Beyond Therapy® is an intensive, activity-based program that promotes improved health, wellness, and neurological recovery, for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy, and other neurological disorders. We serve both adult and pediatric patients at our Tennessee location.
MOLL ANDERSON SPEAKS AT PURSES WITH A PURPOSE
By Gay Lyons – Knoxville News Sentinel
More than 60 women, all part of a group called Purses with a Purpose, gathered recently at Gift Gourmet & Interiors to celebrate the program the group funded last year. Purses with a Purpose is a Women’s Giving Circle in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. Each member contributes $200 annually to a pooled fund and participates in decisions about how to distribute these funds to programs that will be offered to the female members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. read more
Executive Director of the Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation