LONGMEADOW – Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Western Mass. spent “An Evening with Jane Weitzman” on March 17 at the Longmeadow home of Debbie Polep.
More than 60 women attended the event, where Weitzman spoke about philanthropy and the importance of giving to support Jewish causes.
Weitzman was the executive vice president of Stuart Weitzman and the founding vice president of Stuart Weitzman Retail. She spearheaded philanthropy for the company by generating funds to support breast and ovarian cancer research and awareness. Her efforts were brought to life through innovative charity events in the brand’s stores and on its website such as the Stuart Weitzman Celebrity Breast Cancer Auction.
She serves on the executive committees and boards of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, UJA of Greenwich and 70 Faces Media. She is on the Trust Board of Boston Children’s Hospital and the board of the Greenwich JCC. She is also the vice president of programming at the Jewish Book Council.
During the evening, Weitzman signed copies of her book, Art & Sole, and attendees brought pairs of gently worn work-appropriate shoes to donate to the organization, Dress for Success.
Chez Josef catered the event, and the fare included colorfully decorated high-heel-shaped cupcakes.