Woman of Achievement Luncheon

  • 17 May 2024
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017
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Registration

  • Name listed on WID's WoA webpage for one year • Name listed in the event program • Two tickets to WoA Award Luncheon with preferred seating
  • Name listed on WID's WoA webpage for one year • Name listed in the event program • One ticket to WoA Award Luncheon with preferred seating
  • Name listed in the event program • One ticket to WoA Award Luncheon

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Woman of Achievement Luncheon

Friday, May 17, 2024

12:00 p.m.

The Yale Club

50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017

Pre-registration closes 12:00 p.m. May 14, 2024


The Woman of Achievement Luncheon is Women In Development (WID), New York’s signature event. Its purpose is to recognize and promote the achievements of a distinguished colleague who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the field of development and philanthropy as we celebrate the profession and its contributions to the nonprofit sector and society. Over 200 development professionals, philanthropists, and nonprofit volunteer leaders attend annually, representing a diverse range of sectors including arts and culture, civic engagement, environmental, educational, health services, international relations, social and legal services, and much more.

2024 Woman of Achievement Honoree

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Barbara Leshinsky

Former Chief Revenue & Development Officer

The Ad Council


Barbara began her career in college athletics. Over the course of ten years, she coached tennis and held a variety of administrative positions, culminating in her role as the Director of Women ’s Athletics at Columbia University.

 

In 1982, she decided to pursue a different professional direction when she joined the development team at Columbia University. After a brief period at Fordham University, she became the Vice President of Development at the YMCA of Greater New York where she established the development office and led a 150-million-dollar capital campaign. She then moved on to become the Associate Dean for Development at New York Law School.

 

In 2004, Barbara joined the Ad Council where she remained until her retirement in December of 2023. As the Chief Revenue and Development Officer, she has the distinction of having raised an astonishing 350 million dollars during her nineteen-year tenure. Her standout accomplishments include spearheading the single largest public health campaign in the United States’ history, the Ad Council ’s Vaccine Education Initiative, raising 60 million dollars in a matter of months. Click here to read Barbara's full biography. 


2024 Rising Star

Mary McQuillen

Associate Director of Development

NYU Langone Health


Mary McQuillen is an accomplished development professional with a passion for healthcare philanthropy. As a seasoned fundraiser, she has made significant contributions to renowned organizations, driving revenue growth and fostering lasting relationships with donors. 

Mary's career journey began at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center (MGHCC) in Boston where she honed her skills as development professional, supporting the hospital's fundraising efforts. Building on her success, Mary transitioned to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) in New York City, where she held progressively senior roles culminating as Senior Associate Director of Advancement. During her tenure, Mary led major gift fundraising initiatives in the Southwestern U.S., consistently exceeding revenue targets and maintaining an impressive donor retention rate. Her ability to articulate a compelling case for support and cultivate meaningful donor relationships made her a key spokesperson for the Foundation.

Following a memorable tenure dedicated to supporting the Parkinson’s community, Mary embarked on a new chapter in 2022 as the Associate Director of Development for NYU Langone Health. In her current capacity, Mary spearheads fundraising initiatives aimed at catalyzing research breakthroughs, advancing patient care, and ensuring a promising future for the field of medicine.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Mary is deeply committed to community service and has served as a volunteer for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, Northeastern University and Women in Development New York. Mary graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Originally from the Greater Boston area, she now calls Brooklyn home.

Sponsorship Opportunities

WID Offers the following sponsorship levels:

Sapphire                  $10,000

Emerald                    $7,500

Topaz                        $5,000

Amethyst Circle      $3,500

Opal Circle               $1,500


For details on each level, click below to view the 2024

WoA Sponsorship and Ticket Opportunities Brochure 

Email widny@widny.org to become a sponsor today!  

WoA Program Individual Ads


Full Page Ad      $500

8.5” h x 5.5” w 


Half Page Ad      $300

4.25” h x 5.5” w 


All ad's will be printed in color and must be submitted in a high-resolution JPG or PNG format by April 29th. Email widny@widny.org to purchase an ad in the WoA printed program.  


Ticket Information

Pre-registration closes 12:00 p.m. May 14, 2024

**Early Bird Rate ends March 15th


Premium Tickets

Super Achiever     $600

Name listed on WID's WoA webpage for one year • Name listed in the event program • Two tickets to WoA Award Luncheon with preferred seating 

 

Overachiever       $300

Name listed on WID's WoA webpage for one year • Name listed in the event program • One ticket to WoA Award Luncheon with preferred seating 

 

Achiever                $200

Name listed in the event program • One ticket to WoA Award Luncheon 

 

Standard Tickets

WID Members     

Early Bird Rate: $125 | Regular Rate: $150


Non-Members

Early Bird Rate: $150 | Regular Rate: $175