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Kate Spade New York Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports programs designed to promote women's economic self-sufficiency. Special emphasis is directed toward women affected by domestic violence who are transitioning from poverty into successful independent living.


Established in 1981 in NY - Founded by Liz Claiborne Inc. - in the name of the late Liz Claiborne, the Belgian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur best known for founding Liz Claiborne Inc., the first company founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500. Ms. Claiborne was the also the first woman to become Chairperson and C.E.O. of a Fortune 500 company. Liz Claiborne Inc. became Fifth & Pacific Companies in May 2012.


Kate Spade New York Foundation

Company-sponsored foundation




2 Park Ave. New York City, NY United States 10016

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