Junior League Of Boca Raton Announces Nominees, Fashion Designer For 30th Annual Woman Volunteer Of The Year Luncheon


42 Women Will Be Honored as Nominees for Woman Volunteer of the Year

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The Junior League of Boca Raton announced the fashion designer for its Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon and the 42 nominees for the award at a kickoff event hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton.

The JLBR will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Boca Raton Resort & Club with a fashion show sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Saks will present a Fall Trends runway show headlined by a curated assortment of looks from the contemporary ready-to-wear line, Cinq à Sept, as well as a personal appearance from the brand’s Founder and CEO, Jane Siskin. Cinq à Sept is inspired by the hours between 5 and 7 p.m., a time when streets are washed in the glow of the setting sun and desks are abandoned for cocktails and unknown possibilities.

is elated to showcase a line that inspires a more advanced sense of style in the contemporary market.

“Saks is all about exposing clients to the coolest emerging brands and designers in the industry while maintaining a fresh assortment that appeals to the fashion-enthused customer,” Heather Shaw, VP and General Manager of Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton said. “Designer Jane Siskin hit the nail on the head with Cinq à Sept. It’s the perfect collection for women looking to step into pieces with gusto and sophistication. It’s a brand for it-girls and we’re proud to welcome Jane and her collection to Boca Raton.”

The annual luncheon celebrates local women in the community and recognizes nominees from nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County for their dedication and expertise as volunteers.

“We are thrilled to honor 42 incredible women who are making a difference not only for their nonprofit organization, but the community at large,” said Kirsten Stanley, Woman Volunteer of the Year chair. “It is quite remarkable the caliber of women that are nominated each year and as we enter the 30th year of the award, these women continue to raise the bar for future nominees.”

The Junior League of Boca Raton’s mission focuses on training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Each of the Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees embodies the League’s mission as women building better communities.

The 2017 nominees are: Patricia Roseboom (Alzheimer’s Association), Felette Branch (American Cancer Society), Lulis Camerena (Best Foot Forward Foundation), Roni Robert (Boca Ballet Theatre), Pat McCarthy (Boca Helping Hands), Mary Jo Visser (Boca Raton Christian School), Dianne Schellig (Boca Women’s Club), Alex Kennedy (Boca Raton Firefighter Benevolent), Joyce DeVita (Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum), Robin May (Boca Raton Museum of Art), Dr. Evelyn Bohm (Brain Matters Research), Dr. Lisa Martinez (Caridad Center), Morgan Green (Caring Hearts Auxiliary), Mary Kaub (Crockett Foundation), Patti Alexander (CROS Ministries), Debra Tendrich (Eat Better Live Better), Daniela Gordon (Experience Camps), Simone Spiegel (Florence Fuller Child Development Centers), Christine Brownstein (For The Children, Inc.), Stacey Packer (George Snow Scholarship Fund), Marilyn Blanco-Corey (Golden Bell Education Foundation and The Inner Circle Executive Club), Marie Herrera (Guardian ad Litem Program Palm Beach County), Helen Bass (Habitat South Palm Beach), Marla Jaffe (Hoping 4 a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis), Susan Brockway (Impact 100 Palm Beach County), Jackie Reeves (Junior League of Boca Raton), Nicole Roman (KidSafe Foundation), Dr. Judith Garcia (National Society of Arts & Letters East Coast), Anne Dufour Zuckerman (Office Depot Foundation), Andrea Reid (Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus), Claudia Vidal Fehribach (Rotary Club Boca Raton West), Dr. Heidi Schaeffer (Soroptimist International), Corinne Rea (Spirit of Giving Network), Dionne Boldin (Student ACES), Mary Sol Gonzalez (The Children’s Museum, Inc.), Colleen Schuhmann (The Delray Beach Public Library), Julia Kadel (The Miracle League of Palm Beach County), Nancy Harvey (The Open Door Mentoring For Teen Mothers), Danielle Rosse (The Women’s Executive Club of South Palm Beach), Melissa Burkhardt (Unicorn Children’s Foundation), Pamela Polani (Women for Excellence), Beth Johnston (YMCA of South Palm Beach County).

This year’s honorary chair is Barbara Schmidt.

Tickets to the event, defined by seating location, are $95, $150 or $250 per person. Tables are also available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.jlbr.org/woman-volunteer-of-the-year-2 or contact the Junior League office at wvoy@jlbr.org or 561-620-2553.