The National Mother’s Day Committee announced today that it will honor four exceptional women who balance highly successful careers with the daily demands and rewards of motherhood at the 36th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.

The luncheon ceremony will be held on May 8, 2014 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York. For ticket and sponsorship information visit or call 212-549-6421.

Mistress of ceremonies Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc., and a 2010 Outstanding Mother Award Honoree, will present this year’s awards to:

Brooke Shields, Actress and New York Times Best Selling Author
• Norah O’Donnell, Co-Host, CBS This Morning
• Jill Granoff, CEO, Vince.
• Mary Dillon, CEO, ULTA Beauty

“These remarkable women serve as an inspiration for their outstanding ability to balance successful careers, commitment to philanthropy, and dedication to their families,” said Laurie Dowley, Chairperson of the National Mother’s Day Committee. “We are thrilled to celebrate them as our 2014 Outstanding Mother Award Honorees.”

As part of its continued support of meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated nearly $33 million to date to deserving family-related charities nationwide.

Proceeds of the 2014 awards luncheon will benefit Save the Children's U.S. Programs, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making lasting positive change in the lives of children living in poverty in the United States.

The National Mother’s Day Committee is an entity of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council and exists for the sole purpose of conferring “Outstanding Mother” Honors on contemporary lifestyle leaders of our society. The Council, a non-profit, all volunteer, non commercial, organization through its Committees, donates funds raised with presentations of its Annual Awards to meaningful family related philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and family. Past honorees have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Meryl Streep, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy and Vera Wang. For more information, please visit

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