Francine Collections was honored to participate in the 26th Annual Power Lunch for Women benefiting Citymeals-on-Wheels. New York City Meals on Wheels raises private funds to ensure that the homebound elderly persons of New York, and throughout the USA, have food and a welcoming visit. In 2011, City Meals on Wheels brought 1.8 million meals to 16, 351 citizens in all boroughs of NYC. More than 12,200 volunteers work to make this a reality. The 26th Annual Power Lunch for Women helped to raise a remarkable $1,130,000, which will provide more than 176,000 meals to the city of New York. Francine Collections was thrilled to donate our Women’s Business Case Collection to the event. Other generosities included Bobbi Brown, Diane von Furstenberg, and exclusive Broadway theater tickets. Also donated was a dinner by David Burke raising $30,000 and Roberta Flack offered to sing as the dinner’s entertainment. We were in amazing company. The Luncheon of 650 elegant women was held on Friday, November 16th 2012 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Honored guests included Paula Zahn, Bette Midler, Sandra Lee, and Lara Spencer. Francine and Paula sat together talking and talking. Run of photos with captions – (Roberta Flack w/Bette Midler), (Georgette Farkas, Francine Farkas and Julie Fox), (Lara Spencer Speaking), (Paula Zahn Speaking) 3 Generous donors took home Francine Collections Women’s Business Case’s, including: The Black Park Avenue Tote, Black Park Avenue Sleeve, Black Lexington Snake iPad Sleeve 9.7”, Red Lexington Snake iPad Sleeve 9.7”, Madison Avenue Case Red with Black Trim, and Black Croco Roller.