Jen Dorman – Director of Communications
The Junior League of Boston Volunteer Service Organization Celebrates its 110th Anniversary starting with this Premier Fundraising Event to support Community Programs to Foster Wellness of Young Women in the Greater Boston Area
BOSTON, January 25, 2016 – On February 27th, The Junior League of Boston will host its annual Charity Gala, one of Boston’s premier fundraising events. Hosted at The Algonquin Club in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, proceeds from the event support JL Boston’s mission of excellence in non-profit leadership training and direct community service programing supporting the wellness of girls in greater Boston. The theme of this year’s event is “Gilded Gala,” for which attendees are encouraged to dress in French glamour.
The League’s nearly 1,000 volunteers embrace a milestone in 2016, celebrating 110 years of giving to the Greater Boston community through custom designed community service programs focused primarily on adolescent girls. Designed to develop tomorrow’s confident, healthy, women leaders, JL Boston community service programs encompass a “whole girl” model, with focus on the arts, fitness, nutrition, and self-esteem. The signature programming serves neighborhoods throughout Boston and inner suburbs, with key programs now entering their third decade of excellence in supporting the region’s girls.
The Gala honors two special guests who have made a significant impact to the community and have demonstrated superior leadership. “For decades the Junior League has seen thousands of volunteers devote more than 40,000 volunteer hours each year to our community initiatives, and events like the Gala are just one way we support the enduring mission of the Junior League,” said President Valerie Pontiff. “We encourage women in the greater Boston community to thrive as top non-profit leaders through crafting and executing some of the most impactful non-profit service initiatives in the region.”
The evening of splendor starts with a seated dinner at 6:00 pm for attendees with a Dinner & Dancing Ticket. Additional guests with a Dancing Ticket will join the celebration to partake in dancing and cocktails beginning at 8:00 p.m., with live music by popular cover band, Hot Mess. The silent auction will be open throughout the evening. Select silent auction items include acceptance and tuition for a 4-week semester at the Paris Fashion Institute with an opportunity to attend Paris Fashion Week, a cozy weekend getaway in Maine, and a culinary chef prepared in-home multicourse dinner for four from Elegant Spoonful.
To learn more about the Junior League of Boston and to purchase tickets for this year’s “Gilded Gala”, visit www.jlboston.org/gala.
The Junior League of Boston, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.