I was fortunate to interview Anne in 2001, when she was honored at the DOROT gala for her compassion and dedication to the elderly, the same distinct qualities that led her to successfully found and lead the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, half a world away from NYC. She was truly a citizen of the world. I deeply admire her philanthropy, which had not a trace of ego in it. I admire how her desire to help others came from a very Jewish perspective, and I am in awe of her focus, intelligence, drive, will and tenacity--the same qualities that underlined her success as a public prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's office were behind her success in founding a village for orphaned victims of the Rwandan genocide in a country she knew little about, until her passion for good works led her there. Many people express compassion for those less fortunate than they are, but few people act on that compassion, and fewer still are as successful as Anne was in making their good deeds a reflection of their compassionate words. She was smart, savvy, determined, with an unstoppable will, a great love, and concern to make the world a better place than she found it. I feel so sad that she is gone way too young, but she died doing what she loved to do. She had a great passion for riding horses and a great love for animals as well as people. I remember years ago when she broke her back in a fall from a horse. She was in a back brace for months, and after it came off, she went right back to riding and competing. She was unstoppable, and I believe that she will continue to live on in her good deeds, in the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village that she founded, and in the hearts and minds of the many people all over the world whose lives she touched and who will continue to draw inspiration from her example. My heart goes out to her husband, Seth, and to her children--Jason, Jenna, and Jonathan--who lost their mother way too young in their young lives--as well as to her parents, siblings, in-laws, and many relatives. She was indeed a rare and shining example of what humanity can aspire to at its best. I am in awe of her, and I will continue to draw inspiration from her all the days of my life.