Top Women in Business event raises over $2K for local organizations

The 2014 Top Women in Business event, hosted by the Home Reporter and The Brooklyn Spectator at the Grand Prospect Hall on March 27, not only honored influential women for their hard work and leadership in Brooklyn, but also presented the opportunity to give back to two noble causes.

On April 8, Co-Publisher Victoria Schneps awarded a check worth $1,100 to the Guild of Exceptional Children, (GEC) a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching skills, independence and providing recreation for children with various learning disabilities. Executive Director and CEO for GEC, Paul Cassone, accepted the donation.

Another check worth $1,100 was also presented to Beating Cancer in Heels, a Marine Park-based nonprofit founded to empower and improve the quality of life for women who suffer from cancer. Founder Marlena Ortiz, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 25 years old, was on hand to receive the generous donation.

The donations were raised through a raffle held during the event.

For more information on the two charitable organizations, visit and

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