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Philanthropy

Matilda Steinam Kubie

Matilda Steinam Kubie helped various charitable organizations extend their reach through her leadership and her savvy use of advertising.

Anna Moscowitz Kross

Anna Moscowitz Kross helped reform the New York prison system by curbing abuses and offering felons chances to train in new skills.

Donna Karan

Donna Karan brought a modern sensibility to women’s clothing by designing interchangeable pieces in simple black and bold colors that were meant for professional women, not just fashion runway models.

Ray Karchmer Daily

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Ray Karchmer Daily, ophthalmologist.
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Ray Karchmer Daily, ophthalmologist.

Courtesy of Elaine Nall Bay

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Sara Blakely

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Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and creator of Spanx.
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Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and creator of Spanx.

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Ida Cohen Rosenthal

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Ida Cohen Rosenthal.
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Ida Cohen Rosenthal.

Courtesy of David Laskin.

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Blanche Frank Ittleson

Blanche Frank Ittleson’s pioneering work in treating and teaching mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed children opened new possibilities for struggling children and their families.

Fanny E. Holtzmann

Fanny E. Holtzmann made waves as a lawyer for stars of Broadway and Hollywood as well as luminaries of world politics such as the Romanoffs.

Bertha Beitman Herzog

Bertha Beitman Herzog’s leadership of women’s organizations in Cleveland created a safety net for women and children throughout the region.

Esther Herrman

Esther Mendels Herrman’s generosity helped create many vital Jewish and secular institutions, from Barnard College to the 92nd Street Y.

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