Sarah Jessica Parker, Joy Mangano, Louise Camuto, and Gemma Lionello to Be Honored as 2016 Outstanding Mothers

~ Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan, to Serve as
Mistress of Ceremonies, May 5
at The Pierre Hotel

~ Proceeds to Benefit Save the Children’s U.S. Programs

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor
four distinguished women at the 38th Annual Outstanding
Mother Awards. The annual luncheon ceremony, which will be held on May
5, 2016 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York, recognizes women who
balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of
motherhood. For ticket and sponsorship information visit
or call 212-549-6421.

Joanna Coles, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, Editorial Director
of Hearst Magazines, and a 2015 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will
serve as Mistress of Ceremonies and present this year’s awards to:

  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Actor, Producer and Businesswoman
  • Joy Mangano, Inventor, Entrepreneur and President,
    Ingenious Designs, LLC
  • Louise Camuto, Chief Creative Officer, Camuto Group
  • Gemma Lionello, Executive Vice President and General
    Merchandise Manager of Beauty, Nordstrom

“Through their entrepreneurial spirit, noteworthy professional
accomplishments and above all their unwavering commitment to family and
philanthropy, these four women embody all that this award stands for,”
said Laurie Dowley, Chairman of the National Mother’s Day Committee. “We
are thrilled to celebrate these exceptional women as our 2016
Outstanding Mother Award Honorees.”

Proceeds to Benefit Save the Children

As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing
with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National
Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $30 million
to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.

Proceeds of the 2016 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children, a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change
in the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.

VIP/Press Reception and Photo Opportunity

A VIP press reception will precede the awards ceremony on May 5 at 11:00
a.m., during which honorees will be available for select interviews and
photo opportunities. For more information please contact Joy Murphy or
Sarah Roberts at 212.994.4660 or

Ticket and Sponsorship Information

To purchase tickets or to sponsor the event, please contact the Mother’s
Day Council office at 212-594-6421 or visit

About the National Mother’s Day Committee

The National Mother’s Day Committee is an entity of the Father’s
Day/Mother’s Day Council and exists for the sole purpose of conferring
“Outstanding Mother” Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our
society. The Council, a non-profit, all volunteer, non commercial,
organization through its Committees, donates funds raised with
presentations of its Annual Awards to meaningful family related
philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and
family. Past honorees have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy and Vera Wang. For more
information, please visit

About Save the Children

Nearly 1 in 5 children in the United States lives in poverty. Save the
Children works to break the cycle of poverty and improve the lives of
children in this country by ensuring that they have the resources they
need to succeed in school and life. Save the Children also acts as a
voice for kids by advocating for increased access to high-quality early
childhood education at the federal, state and local levels. Early
learning programs that begin during pregnancy and continue until the
child reaches kindergarten are key to ensuring that children enter
school ready for success.

Save the Children served more than 250,000 children and families in the
United States in 2015 alone. For more information visit


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