A 1 yr anniversary of the passing of a role model...And vivid memories of a 95 year old Lady with shiny eyes and unmistakable glamour...
Astor inspired many, as gala Charity archives splashed Town & Country.
She was indeed a role-model for many...
Her style changed my view of life & possibility; at Seventeen... If it weren't for her travels the World over, and grace and confident love for style; she may not have held the vision which inevitably left city landmarks, greater than before.
...And still found time, at 98, to write for Vanity Fair!
A genius for both style and giving
-From the Boston Globe: "Hers was a hands-on approach, personally going over applications and then going out to meet the people who ran the programs." Astor Foundation director Linda Gillies, several decades younger than Astor, once said Astor "wears us out."..."Often," Gillies said, "we can't keep up with her." read more
FIRST ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALS OF PHILANTHROPY ANNOUNCED Brooke Astor's Brief Interview: N. Y
A Few of Astor's Charities She Transformed: New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, the Bronx Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the flags were lowered to half-staff after her death (at 105) ... Harlem's Apollo Theater; a new boiler for a youth center; beachside bungalow preservation; a church pipe organ; furniture for homeless families moving in to apartments... and much, much, more. #