|Andrianna Ames, Melissa Whelchel, Jennifer Shesser, Michelle Silverstone at the 25th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Kick-Off Luncheon|
By Jennifer Barner
Junior League of Boca Raton recently held its 2012 Woman Volunteer of the Year (WVOY) luncheon kickoff luncheon announcing Neiman Marcus as its new Fashion Show Sponsor. In its 25th Anniversary year, the annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon will be held Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. The luncheon will celebrate local women in the community and their pledge to outstanding volunteerism. The 2011 netted more than $162,000 to support the Junior League of Boca Raton’s mission to improve the community.
This year the prestigious 25th Anniversary WVOY luncheon, Chaired by Holly Meehan with Honorary Chair, Deanna Wheeler, will recognize nominees from various non-profits throughout Palm Beach County for their dedication and expertise as volunteers. These women are nominated for making significant and noteworthy contributions to the lives of children, families, individuals and seniors within our community. Over the past 24 years, the Junior League of Boca Raton has helped recognize approximately 500 women volunteers in the community through this event.
Jackie Reeves, the President of the Junior League of Boca Raton commented “We are excited to celebrate Woman Volunteer of the Year's 25th Anniversary! We have a tremendous legacy is this community, just wrapping up our 40 years of service. Think about that--the JLBR has been educating women, serving the needs in our community, training our members and cultivating community leaders for 40 years. Celebrating and encouraging volunteerism is a priority of the Junior League of Boca Raton!”
Neiman Marcus will serve as the WVOY luncheon’s new Fashion Show Sponsor. Patty Soltis, Vice President/General Manager of the Boca Raton Store stated, "For more than 100 years, Neiman Marcus has been privileged to support philanthropic organizations in its stores' local communities. The Boca Raton store is honored to continue this tradition by partnering with the Junior League of Boca Raton for its 25th Anniversary Women Volunteer of the Year luncheon. Neiman Marcus is bringing excitement about fashion to a community that truly embraces style and trend.”
For the fourth consecutive year, the Junior League of Boca Raton is proud to have The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation as Award Sponsor.