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Junior League of Boca Raton Honors Volunteers of the Year for 2023

Margaret L. Blume is the honorary chair and Nancy Dockerty will serve as the event chair.

The nominees for the 36th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year have been announced by The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR). The nominations were made by various nonprofits across South Florida, who put forward one of their top volunteers for consideration for the prestigious Woman Volunteer of the Year title.

The Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon was organized to honor exceptional community women nominated by nonprofit organizations across Palm Beach County and Northern Broward County for their unwavering devotion and proficiency as volunteers. These women were recognized for their contributions to advancing the missions of the organizations they serve. The proceeds from the event were directed towards supporting the Junior League of Boca Raton.

The nominees for Woman Volunteer of the Year are:

Elaine Abrams, Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC); Amy Adaniel, Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter; Amy Aronowitz, The Soup Kitchen of Boynton Beach; Judi Asselta, National Society of Arts & Letters – Florida East Coast Chapter; Ashley Bacon, Alzheimer’s Brain Bowl; Mara Benjamin, Israel Cancer Association USA; Katie Miller Busch, Habilitation Center for the Handicapped, Inc; Nancy Chanin, EJS Project; Kim Champion, Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton; ; Pamela Coffey, Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music Board; Susan Diener, Spirit of Giving Network; Mary Donnell, Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus; Nicole Flier, Boca Raton Police Foundation; Marianne Forrest, CROS Ministries; ; Dre Garcia, The Diaper Bank Covering South Florida; Donna Glenn, United Way of Palm Beach County; Ellen Gorringe, Dress for Success Palm Beaches; JoAnne Greiser, Impact 100 Palm Beach County; Wendy Hasselman, Boca Ballet Theatre; Sharon Hill, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County; Bonnie Kaye, College of Arts and Letters at FAU; Janet Kranich, Holy Ground PBC; Zoe Lanham, Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum; Ellen Leibovitch, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County; Kathryn Leonard, Wayside House, Inc; Cristina Lewis, Sweet Dream Makers, Inc; Rebecca Lourido, Junior League of the Palm Beaches; Fernanda Macedo, Women’s Executive Club of South Palm Beach County; Victoria Matthews, Junior League of Boca Raton; Tarra Pressey Moten, HomeSafe; Claudia Mineyi Nichols, Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative; Lynne Ogren, Boca Helping Hands; Betsy Owen, Rotary Club of Delray Beach; Isabel Parrado, American Association of Caregiving Youth, Inc; Pamela Polani, Florence Fuller Child Development Center; Vicki Pugh, Philanthropy Tank; Ana Maria Restrepo, Debbie Rand Memorial Service League, Inc; Jackie Reeves, YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Claudia Rodney, Eat Better Live Better; Kristen Ross-Majhess, In The Pines, Inc; Danielle Rosse, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Palm Beach County; Bonnie Schweiger, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center; ; Lynn Travis Stender, Best Foot Forward Foundation; Missy Tschappat, Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center; Christine Turner, Junior Achievement of South Florida; Andrea Virgin, George Snow Scholarship Fund; Lee Williams, 211 Palm Beach and Treasure Coast; and Aubrey McCutchen Zeigler, Unicorn Children’s Foundation.    

Margaret L. Blume has been named honorary chair and Nancy Dockerty will serve as the event chair, as announced by JLBR president Meghan Shea.

“These remarkable nominees have made such an enormous difference in our community. We are thrilled to honor these truly deserving women who have uplifted and positively impacted so many lives,” Shea says.

Throughout the year, members of JLBR are expected to contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and donate over $250,000 to support the organization’s mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women, and improving the South Florida community. For more information about JLBR, interested parties can contact the organization’s office at 561-620-2553 or visit their website at JLBR.org.

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

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