Jack Bankier, founder of Bankier Companies, Inc. has personally witnessed both the tragic consequences on the lives of women caused by breast cancer and the celebration of life that can result from a woman’s victory over breast cancer. Bankier’s 20-plus-year commitment to the fight against breast cancer carried over to the Avon Foundation for Women beginning in 2007. “We recognize the importance of supporting a philanthropy that truly impacts women. The Foundation’s innovative approach to identifying gaps in access to care and services for women coping with breast cancer and violence in their lives is truly inspirational. We applaud the Avon Foundation for the difference they are making and pledge our continued support.”
Jack Bankier, CEO
Bankier Companies, Inc.
“Cognizant is excited to serve as part of the Avon Foundation for Women Awards Gala Leadership Committee. It is a distinct pleasure to participate in such a moving evening of celebration and recognition. The Foundation's mission to save and improve women's lives resonates throughout Cognizant locations around the world, and we are tremendously honored to play a part in making a positive difference for women and their families.”
Francisco D'Souza, President and CEO
“Deloitte is honored and proud of our long standing support to the Avon Foundation. The Foundation remains a beacon of inspiration and confidence for women around the world.”
“DLA Piper, like Avon, reflects the diversity of our communities and our global marketplace. Having the opportunity to partner with the Avon Foundation for Women for a second year in support of its philanthropic mission is an extraordinary honor. We are humbled to know our collective efforts are one step in establishing a world where women and their families are safe and a future free of breast cancer.”
Philip Rogers, Partner
“Since 2002 Firmenich has shared Avon’s philanthropic vision of creating a better world… free of cancer, free of violence and full of beauty. In 2009, Firmenich was honored to be the fourth company inducted into the Avon Foundation Hall of Fame Award in recognition of our common objective to support in the fight against cancer for more than 20 years. The employees of Firmenich know too well that so many are touched not only by breast cancer but also by domestic violence. But together, Avon and Firmenich, will continue on this arduous journey to finding cures for breast cancer and providing an end to the cycle of violence against millions of women and their families around the world, and answer to their hopes and dreams.”
Patrick Firmenich, CEO
“GE applauds the Avon Foundation’s work to build a national network of more than 200 research, medical, social service and community-based organizations annually, each of which is making a profound difference in the communities we serve. This mission has never been more important than it is today and because of this, GE is honored to support the Avon Foundation and to serve once again as part of the Gala Leadership Committee.”
Jeffrey R. Immelt, CEO
General Electric Company
“IFF treasures our long partnership with Avon and Avon philanthropy and share in Avon’s commitment to improving women’s lives and well being. IFF is proud to pay tribute to the hundreds of thousands of volunteers and Avon Foundation supporters who raise money for breast cancer research and care and who provide support for the incredible work the Avon Foundation does for victims of domestic violence. IFF is honored to continue its service on the Gala Leadership Committee, especially in this incredible year as Avon celebrates 125 years of changing women’s lives. We are a committed companion in the long journey to find the cure for breast cancer and to eradicate domestic violence.”
Christophe de Villeplee, Vice-President of Fine Fragrance and Beauty Care Worldwide
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
“Takasago takes great pride in continuing to serve on the Leadership Committee of the Avon Foundation for Women Gala. We admire Avon’s exceptional dedication to women’s causes. It’s impact is not only powerful, but also beautiful to the lives it touches. Takasago’s longstanding philosophy of contributing to society parallels the human element that Avon brings to the beauty business. We are honored to be a part of Avon’s positive impact on the health and wellness of women and the global community of the future.”
“Salesforce.com is proud to share Avon’s philanthropic commitment to making our world a better place for women, men and families throughout the world. We salute the Avon Foundation for Women for their tireless global efforts to build awareness around issues of domestic and gender violence, providing education, direct service and prevention programs and their unique contribution to helping patients and advancing breast cancer research. We are privileged to serve for the third year as part of the distinguished Leadership Committee.”
Frank Van Veenendaal, President, Worldwide Sales and Services
“Verla International has been privileged to serve on the Gala Leadership Committee since 2003. We were honored to be awarded in 2008 the distinguished Hall of Fame Award in recognition of our commitment to Avon’s Philanthropic mission to eradicate breast cancer and domestic violence. Verla International is proud to support the Avon Foundation’s important programs because they make such a critical difference in women’s lives. We’re honored to be an Avon partner and to serve on the 11th Annual Awards Gala Leadership Committee.”
Mario Maffei, President
"Vitro has been a proud support of the Avon Foundation for Women since 2002. We salute and share the Foundation’s dedication to improving the lives of women throughout the globe and we applaud Avon for their tremendous commitment to making the world a better place for all women".
Vitro Packaging LLC