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Personal Finance Expert Suze Orman To Be Honored at the New-York Historical Society’s Annual Strawberry Festival

New York, NY, April 7, 2011 – The New-York Historical Society will present Suze Orman with a distinguished service award on Thursday, April 14, as it holds its annual Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon. The event, celebrating women in philanthropy, will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club, Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

Ms. Orman joins a list of outstanding women who have been honored at the Strawberry Festival. Past recipients of the distinguished service award include Hillary Clinton, Betsy Gotbaum, Michelle Obama, Anna Quindlen, Leslie Stahl, Christine Quinn and Wendy Wasserstein.

Recognized as one of America's leading experts in personal finance, Suze Orman is an Emmy Award-winning television host, bestselling author, columnist and motivational speaker. For a decade she has been the host of the weekly Suze Orman Show on CNBC. Forbes and Time magazine have both named her as one of the most influential people in the world. She is also the most successful fundraiser in public television history and has won seven Gracie Awards, which honor women broadcasters.

The first recorded gathering of the New-York Historical Society's Strawberry Festival was on June 15, 1856, in Washington Square Park, where guests enjoyed a stimulating lecture and a strawberry feast. Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival support the major exhibitions and education programs of the New-York Historical Society. Strawberry Festival tickets are $350, $700, and $1,000. Media RSVP is required.

In November 2011, following a three-year, multi-million-dollar renovation project, the New-York Historical Society will open its transformed landmark building on Central Park West, along with the new DiMenna Children's History Museum and its inaugural special exhibition Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn, which will explore the American, French and Haitian struggles as a single global narrative.

About the New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society, one of America's pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research and presenting exhibitions and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, the Society has a mission to explore the richly layered history of New York City and State and the country, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

The Historical Society is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; Lincoln and New York; The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society; and Nueva York. Supporting these exhibitions and related education programs is one of the world's greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.

Contact: New-York Historical Society | Laura Washington | 212-873-3400 x263 | lwashington@nyhistory.org -

Monday, April 11, 2011
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