ANN CUTBILL LENANE
“Annie Gets It Done!”
My nickname, not only in my professional life as one of the top real estate brokers in Manhattan, but in my personal life as well. How lucky am I to live in the most exciting city in the world, make a living doing what I love and I have been blessed with two amazing daughters.
In response to the drastic sanitation department budget cuts, I co-founded ONE BLOCK in the summer of 2020. Hundreds of volunteers signed up to clean not only their block but other areas of our neighborhood. We hired two workers through ACE (Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless) to supply additional paid manpower to help us keep our community even cleaner. In just a short time, we are an official 501 c3 non-profit and fill 1000 green bags of trash on the Upper West Side each week!
Bringing people together feeds my soul. I founded WWW to educate and empower women of all ages but with a focus on those of us 45 and over. We have an active Facebook page and post-Covid, I resumed the free, monthly dinner series with room for 60 women. At each event, we welcome speakers on a variety of different, important topics.
This fabulous charity home delivers, medically tailored, healthy meals, to New Yorkers too sick to cook and or shop for themselves. I have been on the host committee for their annual benefit concert “LOVE ROCKS NYC” since it started six years ago. Additionally, I help coordinate the “RIDE FOR LOVE”, the annual Douglas Elliman sponsored bike-a-thon, and the 20th anniversary of the “COW PARADE” that arrived in NYC this summer.
After my daughter, Riley was diagnosed with dyslexia in the first grade, her life was changed by getting the specialized help she needed to get her confidence back and thrive. EEO is a grassroots organization focused on helping children on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera get the help they desperately need. Twelve years ago my daughters and I started a summer literacy camp in partnership with them that has grown to now serving over 70 special elementary school children.