The 2022 Elly Awards

June 13, 2022 (12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Our annual fundraising event to benefit The Education Fund of the Women's Forum of New York.

The Plaza Hotel, Central Park South, New York, NY, USA
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2022 Elly Awards Honoree: Jane Pauley, Anchor, CBS, Sunday Morning

Together again, at The Plaza.

After two years away, we are delighted to welcome everyone back to The Elly Awards at the iconic Plaza Hotel.

Join us on Monday, June 13th to once again honor women who lead and inspire. Since 2011, the Elly Awards, named for Forum founder Elinor Guggenheimer, has honored women leaders. Past recipients have included Hillary Clinton, Misty Copeland and Billie Jean King. This year we honor Jane Pauley, who for almost half a century, has been a familiar and encouraging face on morning, daytime, and primetime television. She began her network television career in 1976 as a co-host of NBC’s “Today” show for 13 years. She spent a decade as the anchor of “Dateline NBC,” and is currently the host of “CBS Sunday Morning”. A longtime advocate in children’s health and education, Jane is also a highly regarded spokesperson in mental health.

The annual Elly Awards benefits The Education Fund which, each year, provides unrestricted financial awards of $10,000 to women, over the age of 35, who have overcome adversity and returned to school in pursuit of their first college degree.

Learn more about The Education Fund, past Elly Awards, and the recipients of our financial awards HERE.

Health & Safety

To ensure the safety of our community: All guests must be fully vaccinated, boosters are strongly recommended but not required. Additionally, masks must be worn, except for when actively eating or drinking. All event staff will be wearing masks. Masks will be available at the venue for anyone who needs one. If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID in the past 10 days (whether symptomatic or asymptomatic) or feels unwell, please remain at home.

See below for details on ticket and sponsor levels and then click on the RESERVE NOW button above to register.

2022 Elly Awards Sponsor (list in formation)

Platinum $50,000


Gold $25,000

Dede Thompson Bartlett

BNY Mellon

Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. & Linda A. Willett

S&P Global

Sy Syms Foundation

Lulu C. Wang

Silver $15,000

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Con Edison

Pamela J. Craig



Bronze $10,000

Barbara Marcus/Penguin Random House


Dianne Patterson


Transit Wireless

Wilmington Trust, Member of the M&T Family

Sponsor a Scholar $10,000

Mary McDowell

Maria R. Morris

Copper $7,500

Franklin Templeton/Fiduciary Trust International

Distinguished Donors

Dr. Georgette Bennett

Ellig Group

Lawton W. Fitt & James I. McLaren Foundation

Benefactor $1,500

Felice Forer Axelrod

Myra J. Biblowit

Marianne Brown

Judith D. Fryer

Courtney Kelso

Great Performances

Veronica Hackett

Rikki Klieman

Laurie Ledford

Carin Muhlbaum

Ilene Wachs

Patron $750

Linda Addison

Lauren C. Anderson

Nellie Borrero

Carolyn Carter

Jane Chesnutt

Irene Cohen

Rita B. Crotty

Ami Kaplan

Lafayette 148 New York

Loretta McCarthy

Stephanie Mehta

Malva E. Rabinowitz

Kristen Maple Racich

Eugenia Ulasewicz



The 2022 Elly Awards


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