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The Ms. Foundation for Women's 21st Annual Gloria Awards: A National Salute to Women of Vision
Date:5/21/2009

A Celebration of Gloria Steinem's 75th Birthday

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight the Ms. Foundation for Women will be joined by prominent members of the entertainment, business, philanthropic and not-for-profit communities in celebration of its co-founder Gloria Steinem's 75th birthday and the Ms. Foundation's 21st Annual Gloria Awards, a tribute to grassroots women activists and philanthropists who ignite change on behalf of women, families and communities nationwide.

The event, which includes a dinner and awards gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, will be hosted by Sara K. Gould, Ms. Foundation President & CEO. This year's Gloria Awards are supported by a host of businesses, organizations, and individuals, including the event chair, Laura Baudo Sillerman, and honorary co-chair, Marla Schaefer.

Each year, the Ms. Foundation honors the remarkable achievements of grassroots women activists and their supporters whose courage, leadership and "outrageous acts in the cause of simple justice," as Gloria Steinem notably says, move us toward the realization of our shared vision for a just and inclusive democracy.

This year, the Ms. Foundation will host a special celebration of Gloria Steinem's 75th birthday. Friends and luminaries will join the Foundation in paying tribute to Gloria Steinem's trailblazing history and ongoing commitment to grassroots organizing led by and for women and girls. In 1973, Steinem founded the Ms. Foundation for Women with Patricia Carbine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Marlo Thomas to support women's organizing for policy and culture change from the ground up. Since then, the Ms. Foundation has granted more that $50 million to organizations in urban and rural areas across the U.S.

"We are thrilled to celebrate Gloria's 75th birthday and her many amazing accompli
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