Soul to Sole: Women’s Event Fetes Shoe Maven Jane Weitzman

Jane-Weitzman-webSassy. Stylish. Jazzy. Dazzling. Chic.

Shoes can make you feel grand.

And when it comes to glamorous shoes, Jane Weitzman of Stuart Weitzman Shoes is the reining queen. But there is much more to Jane Weitzman than just shoes.

On Thursday, March 24, the women in the community are invited to a two-part Women’s Federation Campaign event, at which they will hear directly from Weitzman about her career as a designer, her passion for tzedakah and how the two are interwoven and inseparable in her world.

Meet Weitzman face-to-face and close up for cocktails with Jane at 5 p.m. at Rodeo Drive, 2212c Holiday Manor. Just $72 buys you entrance to the pre-event reception with the entrepreneur, a signed copy of her book, Art & Soul, and admission to the main event.

The main event, Soul to Sole will begin at 7 p.m. at Standard Country Club, 8208 Brownsboro Road. There Weitzman will share her inspiring stories and discuss her book. Drawing from Jewish tradition, Weitzman knows there is no Hebrew word for charity. The Hebrew word tzedakah means providing for those in need, but it conveys a real obligation to do so. It is not a choice. The Women’s event, Soul to Sole, will be an evening of celebration, community and giving for women donors to the 2016 Federation Campaign.

Starting with a window display to raise awareness of breast cancer at the then newly-opened Stuart Weitzman store on Madison Avenue in New York, Weitzman incorporated tzedakah into the company’s business model. Over the years, she has supported causes from ovarian cancer to inner city schools. Today, Weitzman serves on the executive committee and boards of several local and national philanthropies. This commitment even extended to her book, Art & Sole.

Signature cocktails, lite bites and a dessert bar will be available at the main event. The attire for the evening is pumped up chic, and bring along a pair of new or slightly used shoes to donate to the National Council of Jewish Women’s Nearly New Shop.

This is a solicitation event for the 2016 Jewish Federation Campaign.

RSVP by March 21 at or call 502-238-2755.

Julie Ensign is chair of this event. For more information, contact Stacy Gordon-Funk, Jewish Federation of Louisville vice president of philanthropy.

This event is sponsored by Rodeo Drive, Heaven Hill and Masterson’s Catering and by a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence.

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