Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright was honored at The 54th Annual Spirit of Achievement Luncheon sponsored by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's National Women's Division on May 5, 2008. Mrs. Wright joined fellow honorees Pamela Fiori, Whoopi Goldberg, Zaha Hadid, Dylan Lauren and Sydell Miller at the Pierre Hotel in New York City
Highlights from the awards luncheon
(YouTube video, ~2 minutes)
where she was presented with the award by personal friend, and Autism Speaks supporter, Donny Deutsch. The award is presented annually to a prominent and diverse group of women in honor of their professional and humanitarian achievements. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the Einstein's Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC), a clinical research program which diagnoses and treats children with language and learning disabilities as well as with developmental disorders, such as autism.
Suzanne Wright, event co-chair Jacqueline Harris-Hochberg, and comedienne and event honoree Whoopi Goldberg
Autism Speaks co-founder and event honoree Suzanne Wright with event master of ceremonies Donny Deutsch
From L to R: Event honoree Zaha Hadid, event co-chair Judith Ripka Berk, event co-chair Jacqueline Harris-Hochberg, Autism Speaks co-founder Suzanne Wright, event master of ceremonies Donny Deutsch, event honoree Pamela Fiori, event honoree Dylan Lauren, and event co-chair Andrea Stark