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Annual Spring Luncheon

Bottomless Closet’s Annual Luncheon is held every spring to highlight our successes and accomplishments and to raise funds to support our programming and services. Bottomless Closet relies on corporate and individual ticket and table sales to sustain the mission. A short program consists of awards, a key note speaker and the heart of the day – Bottomless Closet volunteers and clients sharing their compelling stories of transformations. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation of accessories, in order to replenish the boutique and for us to pass onto women in their transition to work.

2018 Luncheon

The 2018 Annual Spring Luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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2018 Honorees

Bottomless is thankful to our generous supporters who each year donate funds, clothing and accessories to support our mission. Because of them, our clients can get the professional clothing and career training they need to achieve success.

We honor several of these supporters each year. This year we will Honor fashion designer, Christian Siriano, Facebook VP Nada Stirratt and posthumously honoring Bottomless Closet board member Andrea Mastro Hoinacki. Hosted by Lori Stokes, Fox 5 Good Day New York.

 

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CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

Following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, Christian Siriano launched his eponymous collection in 2008. The Christian Siriano collection is shown each season at New York Fashion Week, and presented in New York and Paris to retailers. Known for whimsical and show-stopping design – from fantasy evening gowns and cocktail dresses to tailored sportswear, intricately detailed shoes and accessories – the collection can be found at department stores and specialty boutiques around the globe. In 2012, the first flagship Christian Siriano store opened in New York City, and in 2013 he was inducted as a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

 

Christian Siriano also designs seasonal collections of affordable shoes and handbags for Payless ShoeSource, an ongoing guest designer collaboration since 2009. In 2016 he designed a collaboration collection for Lane Bryant. Other design partnerships have included a beauty line for Victoria’s Secret, and clothing and/or accessories with HSN, Disney, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Puma, Starbucks, Spiegel, and others. “Silhouette,” his first fragrance, launched in 2014. Christian Siriano intimates, eyewear, home/bedding, and beauty collections all launched in 2015 and 2016. He released a photographic retrospective with Rizzoli Books in late 2017 which is already in its second printing.


 

Nada Stirrat
NADA STIRRATT

Nada Stirratt is Vice President, Global Marketing Solutions, North America at Facebook where she leads partnerships with the largest brands and agencies across both the US and Canada. Her team supports all of Facebook’s offerings including Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Marketplace.

Prior to Facebook Nada was chief executive officer of Verve Mobile. Under her leadership, the company more than doubled its revenue, expanded oversees, made two strategic acquisitions and raised over $30M. Nada joined Verve from Acxiom, where she served as the company’s first chief revenue officer.

Before Acxiom, Nada was the chief revenue officer of MySpace, playing an integral role in the social network’s sale to Specific Media in 2011.

Nada serves as a director on the board of Blue Star Families.

ANDREA MASTRO HOINACKI

This year, we posthumously honor Andrea Mastro Hoinacki. Andrea Mastro Hoinacki was a longtime and dedicated board member, volunteer, supporter and champion of Bottomless Closet and its mission. She began her active involvement with Bottomless Closet in 2002 initially as a volunteer, coaching and dressing clients. Her sense of style and flair for fashion made her an ideal stylist to outfit women for
job interviews. Her organized, analytical mind, honed as an attorney in Chicago, coupled with passion and sensitivity made her an ideal resume and interview coach. Andrea took immense pride and satisfaction in helping clients feel more confident and poised, increasing the likelihood of success as they looked to transition to the workforce.
Andrea was also the founder and Chair of the Young Leadership Council, or YLC, a group of next generation Bottomless Closet supporters and volunteers who, under her leadership, planned and held fundraising events, notably “Art under the Stars” and “Shoes in the City,” hosted workshops for clients on a variety of topics, and strengthened connections to the organization. YLC was also instrumental in bringing up the next generation of Bottomless Closet leaders and board members. Andrea also served as the Chair of the YLC for the Annual Spring Luncheon and was a tireless supporter and organizer of this annual event, which she looked forward to fondly every year. The luncheon remains our largest fundraiser and event of the year.
In short, Andrea demonstrated a boundless capacity to truly inspire and transform those around her. With her passion, vision, dedication, hard work, inclusiveness, and genuine warmth, Andrea played an instrumental role in laying the foundation on which Bottomless Closet’s
current success is built. Whether it be the clients she coached and dressed, the groups and events she started, nurtured and saw to successful outcomes, or also perhaps most deeply, the friendships she formed, Andrea made a lasting, unending impact on Bottomless Closet.
Andrea is survived by her husband Daniel, daughter Adele, parents Siga and Charles, and sister Erika.

Louise Kleinberg Award

 

Maggie Lear is the President of The Frances Lear Foundation that focuses on criminal justice reform, the environment, arts education, and progressive leaders. As a clinical social worker, Maggie facilitates parent discussions in NYC’s independent schools for grades K-12 through Parents In Action. At the non-profit Bottomless Closet, Maggie assists low-income women with job readiness skills and professional clothing. Maggie previously served as the Director of Public Information for NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services and worked at Mount Sinai Hospital in the pre-natal clinic doing HIV and supportive counseling for low-income women. She currently serves on the board of Youth Represent and is the chair of The Youth Justice Funding Collaborative, a group of funders and activist focusing on criminal justice reform in New Orleans. Maggie is also a member of the Solidaire network.
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