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Nominees Announced for Junior League of Boca Raton’s 35th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

2022 Woman Volunteer of the Year Nominees

Boca Raton, FL – The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) has announced the 36 local women who have been nominated for the 35th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year.  Nonprofits from across South Florida have nominated one of their top volunteers to be considered for Woman Volunteer of the Year.  The award recipient will be named at the annual luncheon on Friday, November 4 at Boca West Country Club. 

The nominees for Woman Volunteer of the Year are:

Tracy Lautomne, SOS Children’s Villages Florida; Carly Yoost, Child Rescue Coalition; Dr. Sarah Lochner, Boca Helping Hands; Nancy Hooker, Caridad Center; Jesse Barrass, Boca Ballet Theatre; Deanna Wheeler, Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory; Dr. N’Quaveh R. Velasquez, National Society of Arts and Letters of Florida; Dyana Kenney, Spirit of Giving; Zoe Dulaney, Marine Education Initiative; Chiara Clark, Delray Beach Public Library; Esther Perman, Dress for Success Palm Beaches; and Kristin Foret Viets, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Nominees also include Laura Wilborn, CROS Ministries; Heather Shaw Fairs, Florence Fuller Child Development Center; Kelly Fleming, George Snow Scholarship Fund; Olga Lucia Gaviria, Hispanic Entrepreneur Initiative; Barbara Richardson, Holy Ground PBC; Ashley Craig, The Diaper Bank—Covering South Florida; Linda Gunn Paton, YMCA of South Palm Beach County; Wendy Elliott, Brain Bowl Events; Kirsten Stephenson, Boca Raton Historical Society; Margi Cross, Junior League of Boca Raton; Maria Timmins Fife, Friends Of…; Anita Detert, Best Foot Forward; Carin Friedman, JARC FL; Marci Shatzman, American Association of Caregiving Youth; Dr. Leighan Roberts Rinker, Place of Hope; Summer Faerman, Achievement Centers for Children & Families; Christen Ritchy, Women’s Executive Club of Boca Raton; Doris Gillman, Sweet Dream Makers; Phyllis Melman, Israel Cancer Association USA; Wendy Dohner, Speak Up for Kids; Maggie Rosenberg, HomeSafe; Holly Schuttler, Impact 100; and Dr. Donna Holland, Eda and Cliff Viner Community Scholars Foundation.

Kathy Assaf has been named honorary chair and Reilly Glasser, Amy Procacci and Ashley Huxhold Cole will serve as event co-chairs, as announced by JLBR president Jamie Sauer.

“These incredible nominees have made such a vast difference for our community. We are looking forward to honoring these truly deserving women,” Jamie Sauer, President of the Junior League said.

The JLBR is honored to partner with the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation and Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute as the Award Sponsor. Bloomingdale’s will produce a state-of-the-art runway show that will entertain and inspire guests during the luncheon. BRIC is hosting this year’s kickoff event. Oceans 234 sponsored the nominee meet and greet. The media sponsor is Boca Raton Magazine.

The Woman Volunteer of the year Committee members include Darina Bowerman, Mindi Brown, Donna Capparelli, Maria Fadeeva, Gwenn Feliciano, Reilly Glasser, Clarissa Gleichenhaus, Pattie Goldenberg, Ashley Huxhold Cole, Brooke Kaplan, Gina Lowy, Cheryl Marcus, Nicole Miranda, Anne Moody, Fabiola Padernacht, Tara Patton, Amy Procacci, Tracey Sommers, Alana St. John, Tracie Swanson, Lisa Talley, Sarah-Antonia Tkalec, Paige Gantt, Michelle Silverstone, Blair Wallace, Colleen Walls and Michelle Worthington Hillard.

The November 4 event will start with a noon social and 11:30 a.m. luncheon at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. Diamond tickets are $200. Diamond tickets include general seating. Champagne provided upon arrival. Wine, beer and lunch included.  Platinum tickets are $300. Enjoy upgraded seating near the runway. Champagne provided upon arrival. Wine, beer and lunch included.

After party tickets are available for $100. The event includes an open bar, appetizers, and a DJ.

The luncheon includes a silent auction and a raffle. Notable items include a stay at a private condo in Mexico and jewelry from Diamonds Direct.

Chandelier Table raffle tickets are available for $25. The raffle winner and their entire table will be moved to an elevated chandelier table and served a premium-plated lunch. Each person at the table will receive a $500 luxury swag bag from Bloomingdale’s and other partners.

Get the Bag raffle tickets are available for $100 each. Purchase a chance to win a Saint Laurent large Logo Mix Matelassé leather satchel designer handbag in stone grey with a retail value of $2,290 donated by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Tribute Program ads are available, as well as tables and sponsorships.  Tickets are available at For more information, email or visit or call 561-620-2553.

The Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon celebrates outstanding women in the community nominated by nonprofit organizations throughout Palm Beach County and Northern Broward County for their dedication and expertise as volunteers, as well as the work they do to further the missions of the organizations they serve. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Boca Raton.

About the Junior League of Boca Raton

The Junior League’s focus areas are Child Welfare and Community Support.

Throughout the year, JLBR members will contribute more than 35,000 volunteer hours and donate more than $250,000 to support our mission of training volunteers, developing the potential of women and improving the South Florida community. To learn more about the JLBR, please contact the JLBR office at 561-620-2553 or visit Connect with us on, or

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