We were pleased to attend and be part of The Mann Charitable Foundation‘s 2nd Annual Leading Ladies event on May 7th in Manhattan, held to honor some impressive women in the apparel, real estate, hedge fund, and banking industries. Our own Pace CEO, Cara Faske served as co-chair for this special evening, which was hosted by our good friend Jeff Mann, Director of the Mann Foundation. This year’s honorees included a variety of “leading ladies” and we salute them all, with a special shout-out and cheer for honorees Ellen Israel, Executive Managing Director of JRT Realty Group, Inc., and Jaimee Nardiello, President of CREW New York. Ellen is one of the featured ladies in our Common Ground campaign (you can see her interview here). And we’re working closely with Jaimee and CREW New York this year to brand, market and promote their 40th Anniversary Gala in the fall. Stay tuned for more on that in the months ahead.

Cara Faske and friends at 2018 Mann Foundation event

Cara Faske, Pace CEO (2nd from right), with friends at this year’s Mann Foundation Leading Ladies event

Pace staff at 2018 Mann Foundation Event

Some of our Pace NY staff at the 2018 Mann Foundation Leading Ladies Event

The Mann Charitable Foundation was founded 20 years ago in memory of Marion and Irving Mann. Its mission is to fund research for geriatric diseases, and to ultimately find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, the Foundation expanded its initiatives to include Crohn’s and colitis, breast cancer, and liver diseases. The Foundation hosts many events throughout the year to raise money for further research. For more information, visit www.manncharitablefoundation.org.

2018 Mann Foundation Event Invite

We salute Jeff Mann and The Mann Charitable Foundation for their noble and excellent work – and also for their support of the Time’s Up movement, showing solidarity with women in all industries and holding women in key positions at their many companies over the years.

Kudos for a fantastic evening and a job well done! And congratulations again to all the leading ladies who were honored.