SCARSDALE, NY — March 6, 2017 — The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) proudly announces its 70th anniversary celebration Big Night Out: 70 BIG Years, which will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. The evening’s festivities will include a cocktail hour, dinner, music, dancing and an extensive silent auction. Big Night Out will honor Susan Fox, President & CEO of White Plains Hospital, and Janice Starr, past JLCW President and community leader.
Susan Fox will be 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.
Janice Starr, JLCW President 1998-1999 and prominent Scarsdale citizen, will be recognized for her dedication to realizing the mission of the JLCW and for her leadership in the community. Her 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.
As one of the JLCW’s primary fundraisers, Big Night Out will provide essential financial support for the JLCW’s educational and charitable projects. Support of this event enables the JLCW to support 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.
“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.”
Tickets and event packages will be available in the coming weeks.
For more information about Big Night Out, becoming a sponsor, showing support for an honoree or donating to the silent auction, please contact the JLCW office at (914) 723-6130, direct email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.jlcentralwestchester.org/bno.
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, schedule of events, projects, and people is available at www.jlcentralwestchester.org.