Va va voom — Fashion rules the runway at Junior League of Boca Raton’s Woman Volunteer of the Year luncheon
The 21st annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Award Luncheon & Fashion Show, hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR), Woolbright Development, Inc., Wachovia Wealth Management and Saks Fifth Avenue, will be held November 20 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Mizner Center Grand Ballroom of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The money raised from this event will support the Junior League of Boca Raton’s mission and 2009-2010 community projects.
The 2008 Honorary Chairwoman is Lucy Craske Long, a devoted community philanthropist and a JLBR Sustainer who is serving in her second term as treasurer for the JLBR Endowment Board committed to maintaining and supporting the Vegso Community Resource Center, also the JLBR’s headquarters. Kristin Calder, immediate past-president of the JLBR, is serving as chairwoman of the event and Kelly Clark, Jennifer DeWolff, Kathy Potts and Schuyler Thompson are assistant Chairwomen.
Woolbright Development, Inc, for the second year will give a $10,000 prize to the non-profit organization that the 2008 WVOY award recipient represents and Wachovia Wealth Management is again overseeing the nominee process.
The 26 nominees, from various non-profit organizations throughout Palm Beach County, were introduced at a special reception at Saks Fifth Avenue. Nominated for making a significant contribution within our community through their volunteer efforts, they will all be recognized at the event and one of them will be honored with the distinction of being named the Woman Volunteer of the Year.
The 2008 Nominees are: Judy Smerilson, American Cancer Society; Nicole Flier, American Heart Association; Sally Painter, American Red Cross; Elizabeth Hevert, Annie & Lou Green Memory & Wellness Center; Mary Doyle-Kimball, Boca Ballet Theatre; Elaine J. Wold, Boca Raton Historical Society; Neeta Talati, Boca Raton Police Services Department; Lindy Harvey, The Children’s Place at Home Safe; Peggy Schaller, Christians Reaching Out to Society, Inc. (CROS Ministries); Marcy Falcone: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America; Lois McGinn: Debbie-Rand Memorial Service League, Inc.; Mary Ann Knaus: Milagro Center; Denise Zimmerman: Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc.; Barbara Masi: Greyhound Pets of America; Judy Ijams: Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County; Patricia W. Maguire: In the Pines, Inc.; Carolyn Arnold: Junior League of Boca Raton; Sylvia Mariano, Mae Volen Senior Center; Cheryl Crowley, Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition; Anita Parial, Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise; Andrea Cannon, SOS Children’s Villages – Florida; Susan Davis, Spirit of Giving Network; Alyce Elizabeth Erickson, The National Society of Arts and Letters; Carolyn Jones, Boca Helping Hands, Inc.; Millicent Duvall, Boca Raton Symphonia; and Susan K. Goldstein, Floridian for the Future of the Developmentally Disabled.
The Michael Kors 2009 Resort Collection will be featured in the Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton runway fashion show. Other event sponsors include Marta I. Rendon, M.D., Leon Loard Oil Portraits, Altier Jewelers, Boca Raton magazine, the Kazma Family Foundation and the Denise & Jordan Zimmerman Foundation.
Tickets for the event are: $175 for Platinum Seating - includes the very best seating on the runway with champagne service (limited seating available); $125 for Gold Seating - includes preferred seating with champagne service; and $85 for Silver Seating - includes general seating.
For more information, visit www.jlbr.org or call 561-620-4778, option one.
Nadia Squarciafico, left, and Wanda Harrold
Back row: David Edmiston, left, Susan Davis, Barbara Masi, Millicent Duvall, Mary Ann Knaus, Lindy Harvey, Terry Seminara, Nadia Squarciafico, Neeta Talati, Carolyn Arnold, Denise Zimmerman, Marcy Falcone, Mary Doyle-Kimball and Bonnie Koenig. Front row: Sylvia Mariano, left, Patricia McGuire, Judy Ijams, Andrea Cannon, Lucy Crask Long, Nicole Flier, Lois McGinn, Cheryl Crowley and Alyce Erikson.
Back row: Joyce Devita, left, Carrie Monier, Stacey Quinn, Martina Schreer, Kathy Buerosse, Wanda Harrold, Joanne Butcher and Carolyn Arnold. Middle row: Kristin Calder, left, Jennie DeWolff, Lucy Craske Long, Schuyler Thompson, Kelly Clark. Front row seated: Kristen Ross.
Kristin Calder, left, and Terry Seminara