This came in recently from the Junior League of Bronxville:
The Junior League of Bronxville held its annual dinner on May 19 to honor “Women of Distinction,” members who go above and beyond in volunteer service. This year’s attendees were treated to the honorable Nita Lowey, who delivered the keynote speech.
The annual dinner is held every year as a “changing of the guard;” the current president passes the gavel to her successor. This year’s president, Lisa Hofflich, passed the gavel to the incoming president, Lisa Rao.
This is the first year all awards were given at once instead of at various events throughout the year.
The Sustainer Award is given to an individual who best exemplifies the spirit of voluntarism in service to the community after her active membership is complete. This year’s recipient was Jennifer Mackesy of Bronxville.
( below, from left: Kristin Londal, Sustainer Award Winner Jennifer Mackesy, Jonalie Korengold and Sonya Gaffney. Photo courtesy of The Junior League)
The President’s Award is given to a member who best exemplifies the spirit of voluntarism in service to the community while still an active member. This year’s recipient was Nicolette Minozzi of Eastchester.
The Sustained Leadership Award winner was Elizabeth Hole for always stepping up to lead.
( from left, Elizabeth Hole, sustained leadership award winner and Sonya Gaffney. Photo courtesy of The Junior League)
The First Year Active Award was given to Melinda Murphy.
Two Sustainer “Positive Power Scholarships” were also awarded to two high school seniors; Charyna Pena Fortuna of Yonkers and Symone Reid of Mt. Vernon.
“This has been a banner year for the Junior League of Bronxville,” stated an enthusiastic JLB President Lisa Hofflich. “We have filled backpacks to provide healthy weekend meals for children in Yonkers; we served hundreds of meals for CSA in Mt. Vernon and provided participants with new coats and gloves; we supplied thousands of diapers to new moms who wouldn’t have to choose between feeding their babies or buying diapers; and we raised money to keep this all going by bringing back our signature fundraising event, Trails to Treasures. We were overwhelmed by the support of the community this year.”
The Junior League of Bronxville has been an active and vocal women’s volunteer organization in Southern Westchester since 1948. It is dedicated to fighting hunger and improving nutrition in its service areas of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. Members donate over 30,000 hours of community service annually and work with hosts of community programs and agencies. Through their charitable work, members donate more than $600,000 worth of volunteer salaries. As a 501© 3 charity, its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable
For more information on the group, visit www.jlbronxville.org.