Junior League Raises More Than $115,000 for 70th Anniversary
Susan Fox, President & CEO of White Plains Hospital, and JLCW Past President, Janice Starr, Honored
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) proudly announces that its 70th anniversary celebration Big Night Out: 70 BIG Years raised more than $115,000 on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. Big Night Out honored Susan Fox, President & CEO of White Plains Hospital, and Janice Starr, past JLCW President and community leader.
The evening’s festivities included a cocktail hour, dinner, music, dancing and an extensive silent auction. Proclamations from city, county and state officials were presented to the JLCW and their honorees, including presentations by New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach. Funds raised will provide essential financial support for the JLCW’s educational and charitable projects, including programs that promote health, literacy and good nutrition to Head Start children, provide thousands of diapers each month to needy families, ensure that low-income mothers have basic necessities for their newborns and teach leadership skills to teens at risk.
Susan Fox was recognized for her contributions to the Westchester community and because of the example that she sets as a woman leading a major nonprofit in Central Westchester. Susan’s appointment as one of the first women to lead an acute care hospital speaks to the JLCW’s mission of developing the potential of women. A longtime Westchester resident, Susan has a remarkable career, which includes early roots as a pediatric intensive care nurse followed by more than 25 years of health management administration. Susan’s efforts to extend access to healthcare into the community resonate with the League’s focus on improving the lives of neighbors in need. Mayor Tom Roach presented Susan’s honor.
Janice Starr, JLCW President 1998-1999 and prominent Scarsdale citizen, was recognized for her dedication to realizing the mission of the JLCW and for her leadership in the community. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin presented Janice’s honor. Janice’s current roles include Co-President of the Fox Meadow Neighborhood Association, First Vice President of the League of Women Voters, an Executive Board Member of Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms and a Board Member of Scarsdale-Edgemont Family Counseling Service.
All attendees received a JLCW red water bottle donated by S’well, a donation made possible by JLCW member Kristin Ross, an executive at S’well. The donation was made in honor of the JLCW’s 70th anniversary and in memory of JLCW member Michelle Hirsh.
The gala was made possible by the JLCW’s sponsors including, GEICO Local Office, White Plains Hospital, S’well, Platinum Drive Realty, Advocate Brokerage Corp., Houlihan Lawrence, TD Bank, William Raveis, Douglas Elliman, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s, Clean Design, Coldwell Banker and Neiman Marcus.
“The JLCW’s 70th anniversary year has been a celebration of community,” said Meridith Alin, President of the Junior League of Central Westchester. “White Plains Hospital President & CEO Susan Fox and past JLCW President Janice Starr exemplify the impact that women can make in their communities.”
About the Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW)
The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for 70 years. Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become members.
(Additional information at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.)