Past Galas

PIFA Awards Gala

The PIFA Awards Gala is a special event to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have dedicated their lives to giving back, and celebrate paying it forward and inspire others to take action.

Held at The Yale Club NYC Grand Ballroom by eGirl Power, our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting children and education, the PIFA Awards raises awareness and support for eGirl Power's mission and programs for gender equality and girls’ education.

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Celebs, Notables and Honorees at the PIFA Awards Gala


PIFA Awards 2016 Invitation

2016 Emcee: Rita Cosby

Rita Cosby is one of the most recognized and respected broadcasters in America and has been quoted and profiled by hundreds of media outlets across the country and overseas. Born in Brooklyn, she is a renowned Emmy-winning TV host, veteran correspondent and multiple best selling author, who anchored highly rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS syndicated news magazine, Inside Edition, does frequent hosting and reporting for CNN/HLN, and hosts “The Rita Cosby Show” on the legendary WABC Radio, the most listened to talk station in America.

Performers at the PIFA Awards Gala 2016

Sophie Beem

Sophie Beem is a 17 year old singer/ songwriter/ musician/ entertainer from NYC; one of Beyonce's first signed artist's signed to Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records. She is now preparing to release her first single, the new anthem, "Girls Will Be Girls". read more

Lexxi Saal

A singer/ songwriter from New York, Lexxi Saal has opened for Pop sensations Demi Lovato, Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone. She has gained more recognition by joining the Teen Music Tour circuit with DigiFest, Pop Explosion, OMG Music Fest, Teen Hoot, Playlist Live and more. read more


2016 PIFA Award Honorees

Lucia Kaiser

Lucia Kaiser is a two-time Emmy Award-Winning Producer whose years of experience scaling the heights of the entertainment industry has won her the respect, accolades, and camaraderie of socialites, business moguls and celebrities who share her passion for affecting positive change.

  • • President George H.W. Bush "Points of Light" Program Award
  • • U.N. Youth Assembly Keynote Speaker
  • • Pioneer of the Arts Award


A disability rights activist, philanthropist, producer, writer and author, Loreen Arbus holds the trailblazing distinction of being the first woman to head programming for a U.S. network, a feat accomplished twice (Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime). President of:

  • • The Loreen Arbus Foundation
  • • The Goldenson-Arbus Foundation
  • • Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc

Dr. Stephen Post

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is a renowned public intellectual, speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at numerous universities and received a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding Achievement.

  • • Nonprofit Founder of The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love
  • • Founding Director at Stony Brook University
  • • Best-Selling Author

Dr. Allan Luks

Dr. Allan Luks is a leading expert on volunteerism and how helping others can benefit one's health. Named “the Nonprofit Leader of the Year” by Crain’s New York Business Magazine, he has directed major nonprofit institutions dedicated to helping others for four decades.

  • • Founding Director at Fordham University
  • • Award-Winning Nonprofit Leadership
  • • Author & Public Policy Milestones