Among the nominees and Junior League members are: (l-r, sitting) Dr. Sarah Lochner, Kristin Foret Viets, Kelly Fleming, Christen Ritchey, Maria Timmins Fife, Kirsten Stephenson, Ashley Craig, Anita Detert; (l-r, standing) event Co-Chairwomen Reilly Glasser, Ashley Huxhold and Amy Procacci with Carly Yoost, Laura Wilborn, Donna Holland, Holly Schuttler, Margi Cross, Wendy Elliott, Leighan Roberts Rinker, Carin Friedman, Jesse Barrass, Esther Perman, Summer Faerman and President Jamie Sauer. Photo provided
By Amy Woods
The Junior League of Boca Raton has announced the 35 women who have been nominated for the 35th annual Woman Volunteer of the Year award.
Nonprofits from across South Florida referred their top volunteers to be considered for the honor. The recipient will be named at the Nov. 4 luncheon at Boca West Country Club.
The nominees are: Jesse Barrass, Chiara Clark, Ashley Craig, Margi Cross, Anita Detert, Wendy Dohner, Zoe Dulaney, Wendy Elliott, Summer Faerman, Heather Shaw Fairs, Maria Timmins Fife, Kelly Fleming, Carin Friedman, Olga Lucia Gaviria, Doris Gillman, Donna Holland, Nancy Hooker, Dyana Kenney, Tracy Lautomne, Dr. Sarah Lochner, Phyllis Melman, Linda Gunn Paton, Esther Perman, Barbara Richardson, Leighan Roberts Rinker, Christen Ritchey, Maggie Rosenberg, Holly Schuttler, Marci Shatzman, Kirsten Stephenson, N’Quavah Velazquez, Kristin Foret Viets, Deanna Wheeler, Laura Wilborn and Carly Yoost.
“These incredible nominees have made such a vast difference for our community,” league President Jamie Sauer said. “We are looking forward to honoring these truly deserving women.”
For information, call 561-620-2553 or visit www.jlbr.org.
Three volunteers join family-focused charity
The Fuller Center, a nonprofit focused on empowering children and families through education and support, has named new members to both its center and foundation boards. Doug Mithun has been named to the former, and Kathy Conway-Yaffe and Todd Skelton have been named to the latter.
Mithun is a financial adviser and life coach. He serves as a trustee for the Boca Raton Museum of Art and is a volunteer and sponsor for the Boca West Children’s Foundation.
Conway-Yaffe, who retired from Merrill Lynch after 44 years, is a big believer in financial literacy in schools. She is active with the Center for Economic Education at Florida Atlantic University, promoting programs that teach instructors how to convey financial and economic concepts to their students.
Skelton is president and CEO of an automotive dealership.
For information, call 561-391-7274 or visit www.fullercenterfl.org.
Back to School PBC event takes flight
Staff members from the Boca Raton Airport Authority as well as airport tenants donated 10 boxes of supplies to the Spirit of Giving Network for a back-to-school project.
Supplies were used to fill backpacks at the nonprofit’s yearly Back to School PBC event. Items included personal-hygiene products, socks, notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons and glue sticks.
“We enjoy helping Palm Beach County students prepare for the school year by collecting school supplies with the help of our airport tenants and the local community,” Boca Raton Airport Authority Executive Director Clara Bennett said.
For information, call 561-385-0144 or visit https://spiritofgivingnetwork.com.
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