A BENEFIT IN SUPPORT OF COMMUNITY
SERVICE AND ADVOCACY PROGRAMS
Honoring with The 2012 Josephine S. Weiner Award for Community Service:
GILDA JACOBS, President & CEO Michigan League for Human
MARSHA ZUCKER (z'l), lifelong NCJW activist, volunteer and mentor
THE CANCER THRIVER'S NETWORK FOR JEWISH WOMEN founders PATTI NEMER,
MICHELLE PASSON and SANDRA SCHWARTZ
Boutiques 9:30am-3:30pm; Program at 11:00am; Lunch at 12:30pm
Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills,
Keynote Speaker: Lauren Bush Lauren
- CEO, Creative Director, and Co-Founder FEED Projects, LLC
- Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder of The FEED Foundation
In 2007, Lauren Bush started FEED Projects LLC by producing an eco-friendly tote that helps raise money for Food for Education programs around the world. As CEO and Creative Director, she passionately invests herself everyday in the mission of creating good products that help feed the world. Each FEED bag sold provides hungry children with school meals through the United Nations World Food Program. Lauren has been an Honorary Spokesperson for the UN World Food Program (WFP) since 2004, and helped launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative, which educates and engages university age students in the fight against world hunger. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to Guatemala, Cambodia, Lesotho, Sri Lanka, Chad, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras with the WFP to see the realities of poverty and hunger, and the WFP's food aid distributions. She came back from these trips inspired to help in the fight against hunger. She conceptualized and designed the initial FEED 1 bag in 2005, as a measurable way to raise money for the WFP's School Feeding Program.
In 2008, FEED Projects donated over $5 million dollars to the UN World Food Program's school feeding program, which equates to over 50,000,000 meals to school children. Lauren is also the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of the FEED Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization with the vision of a sustainable food system and a well-nourished world, www.feedprojects.com
In 2008, Lauren also launched a new fashion brand, Lauren Pierce. By sourcing fabric that is handmade by artisans around the world, as well as eco-friendly fabrics, this women's wear line lives up to high environmental and humanitarian standards. Each season Lauren Pierce contributes 10% of profits to a cause that affects women in the country from which it has sourced that season's artisanal materials, www.Lauren-Pierce.com.
Lauren was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Houston, Texas. As a model, Lauren has carved her own niche in the fashion world and was featured on the cover of various publications such as Vogue Australia, Glamour, Tatler, W, and Town and Country. Lauren graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Anthropology and certificate in Photography. She now resides in New York City, where she works on FEED and other socially conscious and eco-friendly projects. In 2008, she was given the Marie Claire Prix De La Moda Humanitarian Award for her work on FEED. And in 2009, she was honored as a Fortune Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur.