New York Junior League 67th Annual
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, 23rd
Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY
Winter Ball is a special event,
bringing together volunteers, family, and friends to
honor recipients of our Outstanding Sustainer and
Outstanding Volunteer Awards, the New York Junior
League’s highest honor. Our largest fundraiser also
celebrates both our community projects and our women
volunteers who dedicate themselves to improving
communities in New York City.
Since 1952, the Winter Ball has
helped raise essential funds for the NYJL’s vital
community programs while featuring the presentation
of NYJL’s highest awards to seven volunteers who
have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to
volunteerism and our community. Winter Ball proceeds
make our community work possible.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the New York Junior League
The New York Junior League (NYJL) is
an organization of women committed to promoting
volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and
improving communities through the effective action
and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1901,
the NYJL has been a leader in identifying and
responding to unmet community needs. Through direct
service, collaborations with other community
organizations, advocacy initiatives, and women’s
leadership programming, the NYJL provides a positive
force for change within the communities it serves.
The NYJL believes that all women,
children, and families should have equal
opportunity, the resources to unlock their
potential, and the structures to support them.
The NYJL welcomes all women who value
its mission and is committed to inclusive
environments of diverse individuals, organizations,
Each year more than 2,800 trained
volunteers donate their time to better the lives of
women and children in New York City. The NYJL works
with more than 50 community-based organizations and
public agencies to deliver services and assistance
directly to women and children in need.
About the Winter Ball
First held in 1952, the Winter Ball is one of New
York City’s longest running charity galas. As the
NYJL’s largest annual event, the Winter Ball raises
the critical funds needed for the organization’s
community programs, executed in partnership with
over 50 other New York City nonprofits.
The Winter Ball honors seven
women—two Outstanding Sustainers and five
Outstanding Volunteers—who exemplify an exceptional
commitment to volunteerism, while supporting the
community efforts of the NYJL. The Winter Ball also
increases awareness of important issues facing New
York City residents through the presentation of the
President’s Council Award, granted each year to an
NYJL community partner whose work has proven
particularly effective in improving the lives of New
York City’s women, children, and families and with
whom the NYJL closely collaborates.
Winter Ball’s Honorees
President’s Council Award Recipient
Avenues for Justice (award accepted
by Angel Rodriguez, Executive Director)
Robin Stratton Rivera
Dorothy Echols “Dee Dee” Scarborough
Shelby Spears Carroll
Dayna Barlow Cassidy
Leighanna Morbey Favale
Allison Davis O’Keefe
About Avenues for Justice
Avenues for Justice (AFJ) keeps youth
out of prison in a supervised program that provides
court advocacy, tutoring, and mentorship, and gets
participants the drug, alcohol, and mental health
treatment and job training they need to succeed. The
organization serves over 300 youths each year, and
more than 90% of their graduates never commit
another crime. AFJ has three primary goals.
Intervene and reclaim young people
from lives of crime.
Give the overloaded court system a
reliable alternative to incarceration.
Make the Lower East Side and East
Harlem communities safer for everyone.
The NYJL works in collaboration with
Avenues for Justice, most recently through three
Until 2016, the Healthy Beginnings
committee mentored youth, aiming to inspire and see
what is possible beyond the confines of the world
they know. NYJL members volunteered in leading youth
in discussions on principles such as financial
planning, job interviewing, and healthy living.
Steps to Success
The Steps to Success committee has
sustained the work of Healthy Beginnings, offering
job skills training and presentation workshops to
empower youth to present themselves professionally,
prepare for the workforce, make sound financial
decisions, and take steps to independent success.
The CHEF (Cooking and Health
Education for Families) committee empowers youth to
make life-long healthy choices by presenting
hands-on cooking workshops. These workshops teach
clients to make healthy and affordable snacks,
breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts.
Additional education and activities are incorporated
to increase commitment toward living a healthy
About the New York Junior League’s
Lauren Jenkins Chung, President
In addition to serving as the NYJL’s
President, Lauren serves as Board Member &
Fundraising chair for Calvary-St. George’s Episcopal
Church, co-chair and Executive Committee member for
the KIPP NYC Charter Schools Associate Council,
Executive Board member and Community Affairs Vice
President for the P.S. 234 Independence School
Parent Teacher Association, and as an elected Board
member for the Community Education Council,
Department of Education Manhattan District 2. She
was honored as an NYJL Outstanding Volunteer in
Prior to her role as President,
Lauren volunteered in different areas of the NYJL.
She has advocated for anti-human trafficking
legislation and led statewide efforts in advocating
on behalf of merit time for incarcerated survivors
of domestic violence in conjunction with the NYJL
and the Women in Prison Project. She has also been
an integral part of the organization’s long-term
strategic planning initiatives.
Diann Rohde, Chief Operating Officer
The NYJL is overseen and managed by
two governing bodies—a Board of Directors and a
Management Council. Trained volunteers hold the
positions on both our Board and Management Council