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Maybelline New York Empowers Women

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: January 15, 2008
Maybelline New York—in collaboration with People, People en Espanol and Essence magazines—honored 10 women who have made a difference in the lives of young women through Maybelline’s Empowerment Through Education program. During a celebratory luncheon, held at The New York Public Library’s Trustee Room, Karen Fondu, president, Maybelline New York-Garnier; Paul Caine, president, Time Inc. Entertainment Group; Cheryl Vitali, senior vice president of marketing, Maybelline New York-Garnier; and Maybelline spokespersons Erin Wasson, Tomiko Fraser and Danna Garcia acknowledged these inspiring women.

Checks for $10,000 were presented to the honorees: Lois Frankel, founder of Motivating Our Students Through Education; Valerie Hill-Jackson, founder of Barnabas Outreach Foundation; Janine Lee, founder of Capture the Dream; Abigail Rosin, owner of Groove With Me; Marcelina Fernandez, counselor at the College Assistance Migrant Program; Raquel Lee, family advocate at the Greenfield Resource Center; Dora Marie Abreu, volunteer for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; Lynne Holden, cofounder of Mentoring in Medicine; Darlene Willis, founder of College Bound San Diego; and Sheila Joseph, founder of East New York Prep.