Laura Geller, founder of namesake cosmetics firm, Laura Geller New York was honored by the Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation at its annual Beauty of Giving Luncheon. Geller was honored for her dedication and support of Cancer and Careers, a non-profit that provides services to working people with cancer.
Geller has worked with Cancer and Careers for the last 10 years and encouraged a company-wide initiative at Laura Geller New York to give to the cause. To date the company has donated more that $500, 000 as well as $600,000 worth of products to the CEW & QVC Present Beauty with Benefits which was central in the raising of millions for those currently working with cancer.
Kate Sweeny, executive director of CEW Foundation stated, “The CEW Foundation is so fortunate to have industry icons like Laura Geller provide support for Cancer and Careers. From her commitment to supporting Laura Geller New York employees who are working through cancer, to her exceptional generosity over the years, Laura is an inspiration to us all.”
Held on December 9 at the Waldorf Astoria, the luncheon included a live auction where all proceeds went to Cancer and Careers. This year’s luncheon was sponsored by Condé Nast, Robertet, Pfizer Oncology, QVC, Gotha Cosmetics, Yonwoo/PKG, Mary Kay, Orlandi Inc, P&G Beauty, Tweezerman, BeautyKind, Beauty Inc., Consultancy Media, Kaplow Communications, Suite K and WWD.