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 35th Annual Outstanding Mother Awards.

The luncheon ceremony will be held on May 9, 2013 at 12 p.m. at The Pierre Hotel, New York.

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

Debra Messing, Emmy Award Winning Actress and Star of NBC’s Smash
• Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post Media Group
• Margarita Arriagada, Senior Vice President Merchandising, Sephora USA
• Dottie Mattison, Senior Managing Partner, Guggenheim Partners

“These honorees are deeply dedicated to their families, careers and public service, and strive daily to expertly balance the demands of each,” said Dana Verrill, Executive Director of the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. “Their impressive achievements represent what today’s mothers aspire to achieve. We are thrilled to honor these outstanding and inspiring women as our 2013 award recipients.”

Proceeds from the event will benefit Save the Children's U.S. Programs

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 2013 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.

Tickets and event sponsorship are available by contacting the Mother’s Day Council office at 212-594-6421 or visiting

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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