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The UJA-Federation of New York honored Omnimedia's Darcy Miller Nussbaum and Jessica Seinfeld at its first Women of Influence luncheon.

Darcy Miller Nussbaum Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Jessica Seinfeld

Darcy Miller Nussbaum, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Jessica Seinfeld

Photo By John Aquino

UJA HONORS: On Thursday, a group of mostly women were at 583 Park Avenue for the UJA-Federation of New York’s first Women of Influence luncheon. The event honored Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Darcy Miller Nussbaum, Lincoln Center’s Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Jessica Seinfeld, who is behind the Baby Buggy charity. Robert Verdi, who moderated a panel talk with the trio, described himself as a “Schnorrer” — a joke much appreciated by this crowd. “The first thing I thought was, ‘What was going to happen to these flowers?’” he said, referencing a particularly Jewish wedding tradition. “You can take the arrangement from table 10,” Miller Nussbaum retorted. Winston Wolkoff and Seinfeld talked about their personal inspirations and drive to juggle family life, work and philanthropy. Dylan Lauren, Bette-Ann Gwathmey, Sarah Easley, Beth Buccini, Reem Acra, Kate Spade, Yildiz Blackstone, Sharon Coplan Hurowitz and Martha Stewart were among those at the lunch. Miller Nussbaum recalled how she got her start in media. “They now tell me Martha had a friend whose daughter’s name was also Darcy,” she said. “When I started working there, she saw me and said, ‘This is not the right Darcy.’”

— Marc Karimzadeh

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