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Donna Karan “Women Who Inspire” Event

To celebrate the induction of Amanda Jones Reilly into the prestigious Women Who Inspire program founded by Donna Karan herself, Amanda hosted a private event at the Donna Karan boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday, September 19, and in honor of Access Physiological Services. As a woman who not only dresses, but addresses women through her passion to empower and enlighten, alongside her philanthropic contributions, Donna Karan New York and Saks Fifth Avenue were delighted to induct Amanda Jones Reilly as a Woman Who Inspires and during Donna Karan’s momentous 30th anniversary celebratory year.  For a complete list of nominated women inducted into the Women Who Inspire program, click here. Amanda Jones Reilly’s Women Who Inspire profile is here.

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Friends of the Urban Forest Community Tree Planting and Donation Event

On Saturday, September 27, Friends of the Urban Forest led a team of volunteers and neighborhood residents in planting 54 new street trees in the Noe and Castro neighborhoods. Thanks to Amanda Jones of Sotheby’s International Realty, who sponsored the planting through FUF’s Adopt-A-Planting program, approximately 75% of the total planting costs were covered. FUF’s experience is that the number of property owners who sign up to receive trees is increased by the subsidization of FUF’s “Tree Package,” which includes a tree, permit processing, site preparation including concrete removal, and three post-planting tree care visits. Urban street trees provide numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits — including increased property values — and are increasingly recognized by city planners as an essential element of a city’s “green infrastructure.”

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