Women Who Make A Difference

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY

Each year, the Junior League of Miami hosts a Spring luncheon to recognize 3 to 4 outstanding women who exemplify the League’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities.  Ideally, the women will have made a positive contribution to Miami and/or the surrounding communities.  At least one woman must be a JLM Sustaining Member.

Proceeds from this event will support programs focused on women and children at risk. Individual and corporate support will fund our three signature projects: Inn Transition North (ITN), Inn Transition South (ITS), and Done in a Day volunteer opportunities. For more than 20 years, Inn Transition North and South have provided transitional housing facilities and support for survivors of domestic violence.  Today, ITN and ITS serve nearly 300 women and children.

 

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For any questions or general inquiries with regards to the 2021 event, please email Merdochey La France and Jaclyn Dadas-Kraper at wwmdSpring@jlmiami.org 

 

Past Honorees

2020
Maria Clara Harrington
Lileana de Moya
Ana ViegaMilton
Becky Roper Matkov
2019
Tina Brown
Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Michelle Ramirez–Patricios
Anita Uppaluri
2018
Lubby Navarro
Victoria Cummock
Arva Moore Parks
2017
Lynn Summers
Nancy Bachelor
Alexandra Villoch
2016
Shannon Allen
Meg Daly
Belty Lopez-Castro
2015
Maria C. Alonso
Melissa Medina
Deborah Korge
2014
Kim Bonomo
Jennifer D. Ellis, Esq.
Regina Jollivette Frazier
Bunchy Gernter
2013
Virginia Jacko
Sandy Skelaney
Wansley Walters
2012
Lea Black
Lauren Book
Kathleen Kennedy-Olsen
Amy Rosenberg
2011
Risa Berrin
Gina Russ
Marie-Ilene Whitehurst
Mary Young
2010
Lourdes Castillo de la Pena
Sabrina Cohen
Claudia Kitchens
Edith Osman, Esq.
2009
Tim Carroll-Scott, MD, FAAP
Caryn Lubetsky, Esq.
Trudy Novicki, Esq.
Ruth Wiesen
2008
Trish Bell
Yolanda Berkowitz
Thelma Gibson
Peggy Sapp
2007
Judy Barr
Constance Collins
Katherine Ezell
Sister Sheila Foy
Kimba Gosier
2006
Melanie Emmons Damian
Virginia Emmons
Nancy T. Hector
Christina McKinnon
Ellen Shishko
2005
Georgina Angones
Paula Brockway
Karen Fryd
Sharon Langer
Clara Pascal
2004
Julia Bianchi
Carol Berns
Mindy Cassel
Lee Klein
The Honorable Bonnie Rippingille
2003
The Honorable Jeri Beth Cohen
Carolyn Jenkins-Jaeger
Sister Camille Saieh
Jennifer Valoppi
2002
Berta Blecke
Silvia Fortun
Dr. Lumane Pluviose-Claude

 

Past Committee Chairs

  • 2020: Candace Tejidor & Taylor Abess
  • 2019: Monique Lavender Greenberg & Megan DeMilia
  • 2018: Christine Trucoo & Raquel Zuniga
  • 2017: Meg McIntosh and Mary Jane Dacek
  • 2016: Silvia Corral and Rosemary Hartigan
  • 2015: Jessica Delgado, Amanda Kinney and Laura Preuss-Kuhne
  • 2014: Kim Sarkisian
  • 2013: Jennifer Cohen and Corinne “Coki” Guerra
  • 2012: Amanda Kessler and Lauren Billingslea Dowlen
  • 2011: Amber Seidle-Lazo, Luly Sixto-Yero and Michelle McClaskey
  • 2010: Bibi Cruz-Ledón Sears, Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos and April Pizzo
  • 2009: Ali Nason-Aymerich and Teresa Thornberg
  • 2008: Melissa Tolmach and Lauren Billingslea Dowlen
  • 2007: Vicky Hucks and Jen Green
  • 2006: Betty Lopez-Castro and Christina Urena
  • 2005: Alise Johnson and Michelle Ramirez-Patricios
  • 2004: Lauren Harrison Genovese
  • 2003: Loretta Nido and Lauren Harrison Genovese
  • 2002: Cheryl Goldstein and Karen Key Cabrera

For any questions or general inquiries, please email wwmdchair@jlmiami.org.