Awards Fete Charitable Women

All good things come in threes.

The fifth annual Women Who Make a Difference Awards, held at the Hearst Tower in New York on Thursday night, will honor three women who have impacted a variety of children’s charities.

Shoes That Fit, a Claremont, Calif.-based organization that donates shoes to children in need, led by Executive Director Roni Lomeli, will be honored.

And FFANY President Joe Moore, who first met Lomeli in 2001 through Nordstrom executive Michelle Love, will introduce her.

“From that day forward, I’ve been one of her biggest fans,” said Moore. “I am delighted to salute an outstanding woman in the shoe industry.”

FFANY has donated $20,000 to the organization every year since their meeting in 2001.

Other honorees include Ross Ellis of Stomp Out Bullying and Navyn Salem of Edesia, which works to prevent malnutrition.

The event is sponsored by Town & Country magazine and Longines luxury watches.

Tennis star Stefanie Graf also will attend as the founder and chairperson for Children for Tomorrow, a nonprofit that specializes in helping mentally and emotionally traumatized children.

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