AWARE-USA

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Launched in 2023, AWARE-USA advances in the Americas the unique mission of Paris-based AWARE (Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions) - to raise the visibility and highlight the contributions to society by women artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
AWARE-USA is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in New York City.

Gifts from U.S.-based donors in support of AWARE-USA are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.

General inquiries:
usa.contact@aware-art.org
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Simona Petrova-Vassileva
27 East 65th Street, Suite 4EF
New York, NY 10065

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Founded in 2014 by Camille Morineau, AWARE aims to raise the public appreciation of the legacy of women in the arts through developing innovative content and making freely accessible to all sectors of the global community the relevant research and knowledge on its one-of-a-kind encyclopaedical website.

AWARE-USA is an essential component of AWARE's global network of support. Contributors to AWARE-USA gain deeper shared insight into each of the offered areas of knowledge and help amplify AWARE's efforts to champion interdisciplinary initiatives, special exhibitions, and education programs.
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Camille Morineau © Valérie Archeno, 2020
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Veronique de Champvallier Parke is a collector and philanthropist. She has established a strong commitment to the arts through her leadership in many international arts organizations and initiatives, including Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Chair of Trustees), Fluxus Art Projects (Vice Chairman), Amis du Centre Pompidou (Trustee), and Member of the Tate International Council. In 2018, she co-founded LaunchPad LaB, an artists’ residency program in Charente, France. Having earned her law degree in France, an MBA from the Stern School, NYU, and an M.A. in Contemporary Art Studies from The University of Manchester, UK, Veronique has combined her professional skills with personal passions to develop a track record of nurturing both successful arts organizations and the thriving careers of artists, whose work she has collected and followed.
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Simona Petrova-Vassileva has spent three decades in leadership positions within the United Nations, including as Director of the UN Secretary-General’s Executive Office. From 2012 to 2022 she served as Secretary of the UN Chief Executives Board, providing system-wide strategic guidance and forward-looking solutions in response to current political, economic, and cultural world challenges. Having earned an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and certification from Harvard Business School’s Executive Education, Simona has focused on applying innovative techniques for achieving results in public sector entities and has been an avid supporter and advisor to many charities, including as co-founder of American Foundation for Bulgaria. Since 2014 she has been a Founding Patron of the Serpentine Americas Foundation and a champion of Serpentine’s (London) contemporary art programs. She is also a Patron of the International Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna) and a Donor Member of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.
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Rana Baladi’s professional experience has been in the field of marketing and brand building. She holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and worked for multinational companies (Procter&Gamble, Bacardi, Unilever) in various locations around the world. Rana is now based in New York. She lived previously in Chicago, Madrid, Sydney, Dubai, Paris, Geneva, Washington DC, San Francisco and Beirut. As an avid supporter of the arts, Rana has always been involved with local and international art institutions wherever she lived. She serves as the President of the Board of BeMA-USA, an organization that advances the mission of the Beirut Museum of Art. She also serves on the Women’s Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is a member of the Chicago Arts Club. Rana serves as a Volunteer Tour Guide at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She also supports various museums and opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera House in New York and the Prado museum in Madrid. Rana is passionate about supporting the inspiring mission and projects of AWARE through the work of the AWARE-USA board, in whatever way she can.
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Deborah Montaperto is a Partner of The Polk Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and a Managing Director at the firm. She is responsible for developing strategic institutional relationships for the team’s clients. She was instrumental in creating the NextGen and Family Advisory platforms which are holistic, multifaceted approaches to dealing with the interface between wealth and family dynamics. Prior to joining the Polk Group in 2008, Deborah was a Managing Director in Citigroup's Investment Banking division, responsible for fostering client relationships between the Institutional Clients Group and Global Wealth Management.
She serves on the Board of Lincoln Center’s Corporate Fund and Lincoln Center’s Women’s Leadership Council. At The National Arts Club, she is one of the Governors of the Board and serves on the Fine Arts Committee. She is a Board member of Teen Cancer America and is a founding committee member of Women in Fund Finance, a global organization supporting women in Private Equity. Deborah is a member of The Economic Club of New York, and a Patron of The London Magazine. Deborah graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Tufts University and earned an M.A. degree from the Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy. She currently splits her time between Palm Beach and New York.

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