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Meet Our Honoree: Laura Pomerantz

Laura Pomerantz

With 20 years executive-level commercial real estate experience and a significant background in retail and manufacturing, Laura Pomerantz provides her clients with a breadth of knowledge from the corporate viewpoint in such areas as strategic and tactical planning and retail and office expansion nationally and internationally. Aside from her strategic corporate background Ms. Pomerantz has a longstanding commitment to the community and the arts. She is a member of the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees for 27 years, its Executive Committee and is Chairman of its Special Events committee. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Richard Tucker Foundation and former Board Member of Women In Need. Ms. Pomerantz was the recipient of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund Equal Opportunity Award in 1990, and a 1992 inductee to the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. She and her husband John have had a life long commitment to Jewish causes such as UJA, AJC, NCJW, and Central Synagogue among many others. Given her involvement in the community and charitable initiatives, Pomerantz is the perfect candidate to be honored at this year’s 9th Annual Women In Industry Luncheon Honoring Women of Achievement.


  1. What is your job title and office location?   Vice Chairman and Head of Strategic Accounts at Cushman & Wakefield. 1290 Avenue of the Americas, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10104
  1. What is your hometown? Harrison, NY
  2. What is your Alma mater? Miami Dade College
  3. Name a woman whom you admire?    Hannah G. Solomon, an advocate of women’s and children’s rights, assisting Jewish immigrants and advancing the social welfare and Jewish identity, and the founder in 1893 of the National Council of Jewish Women. More than a century later my eldest sister, Nan Rich, became the President of NCJW and following her tenure as President then became a State Senator of Florida, Minority Chair of the Florida Senate and recently ran in the Florida State primaries as a Democratic candidate for Governorship of Florida, and is presently a candidate for the Broward County Commission.
  1. What is the thing you love most about your job?  First and foremost it is the people with whom I work, the balance of creativity and business it provides, the opportunity to create something enduring that can be impactful on a community in a physical form, and no day is ever the same!
  1. What advice would you give a young woman preparing to enter the workforce? Choose something that affords you productivity, expresses your passion, enhances your self-image and provides an opportunity for expression, expansion, collaboration, and continued evolution as you grow and mature.
  1. With your busy schedule, how do you balance work/life? I concentrate on each day at a time and prioritize what is most important in each one of those days, but, always cognizant of goals, deadlines and what is truly important to family and work.
  1. In your opinion, what is the most important thing about the work that K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers does? When families are affected by poverty and national disasters, when invaluable help and support is needed, K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers provides hope and dignity to a diverse population of those suffering and in crisis. They are empowering and provide opportunities for people to progress.


















Meet Christine Ebersole, Our Women’s Luncheon Host!

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For over 30 years two-time Tony Award winning actress, Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences. Known for her sultry voice and versatile theatrical ability Ebersole has mastered the role of entertainer, recording artist and most importantly mother to three wonderful, grown children. Given her compassion and charitable work, it is not surprising that Ebersole would partner with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers to host this year’s 9th Annual Women In Industry Luncheon Honoring Women of Achievement. This year’s luncheon will be held at 583 Park Avenue with a special appearance from Little Kids Rock and a performance from our host Christine Ebersole. Take a closer look at how Ebersole maintains a work /life balance, working with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers and much more.


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  1. What is your hometown? I was raised in Winnetka, Illinois but currently reside in Maplewood, NJ.
  2. What is your Alma Mater? I attended the MacMurray College, in Jacksonville Illinois, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York
  3. Name a woman whom you admire? One woman that I admire for her tenacity and strength is Camille Paglia.
  4. What is the thing you love most about your profession? The audience! With live performances the audience plays such an integral part, regardless of whether the show is successful or not.
  5. What advice would you give a young woman preparing to enter the workforce? It is all about perseverance and commitment.  And, you must love what you do!
  6. With your busy schedule, how do you balance work/life? I try to always be present.
  1. In your opinion, what is the most important thing about the work that K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers does? That they help such a wide range of those in need; adults, children, families, military members, those who are ill and others. I have also connected them with another charity that I support. The Fortune Society helps people successfully reenter society after prison and also works for alternatives to incarceration that can help families stay together.


Please join Christine Ebersole and many other supporters of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  at the Women In Industry Luncheon on June 3, 2015. More information is at

Helping Nepal

It has been more than two weeks since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake shattered the lives of the people of Nepal. While more than 7,000 people are confirmed dead, others are working on attempting to put the pieces of their lives back together. Since the news of the Nepal crisis the K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  team has been working with our network of international charities to determine what products are needed to aid in this crisis. As first responders continue the search and recovery work, limited opportunities are opening up to provide those affected by the earthquake with useful necessities beyond medical or search and rescue supplies.



Currently we are flying donations of tents and blankets, to Nepal and preparing to send other necessities like towels, apparel, infant goods and much more. Thank you to our donors Eddie BauerMamiye Brothers, Aden+Anais  and Gerber Childrenswear, as well as our partners Operation Compassion and Afya Foundation. The cargo going by ship will also include 10,000 pairs of children’s shoes donated by BOBS from Skechers.  The supplies will arrive in four to six weeks to help the survivors try to rebuild their lives.

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As more rubble is cleared and transitional housing is established, we will be sending additional products needed by the survivors in Nepal, many of whom have lost everything.  There has been a great outpouring of charity by so many people and companies, and we are reaching out to the manufacturers and retailers that can provide the most-needed product.

Companies with product to donate can go online at:


Individuals can also play a role in supporting the efforts of K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers  and our product donors by making cash donations to help defray the cost of shipping donated product to Nepal.

Individuals who wish to help can go online at:

We will keep you updated about our efforts to help the Nepal earthquake victims as the circumstances change and new needs must be met. Thank you for your support!

“As global citizens, the children’s, fashion & home industries always take the time to lend a helping hand to those in need during a time of crisis. Thank you again to our donors, as well as our partners for working with us to help the individuals and families affected by the earthquake.”

Lisa Gurwitch  President & CEO of K.I.D.S. / Fashion Delivers