63rd Annual Winter Ball a Resounding Success
By the time the real Jazz Age began, the New York Junior League had launched its sacred mission of enriching the lives of New Yorkers in need. This rich tradition of supportive volunteerism is alive and well 114 years after the NYJL’s founding, and was celebrated on Saturday evening, March 28 at the NYJL’s 63rd Annual Winter Ball, this year themed as Deco and Diamonds: A Jazz Age Affair.
Deciding which aspect of the evening stood out as most impressive is a challenge unto itself. Over 700 NYJL volunteers, friends, and family members raised just shy of half a million dollars, all while enjoying superlative food, drink, music, and decor! Corporate sponsors, generous underwriters, and a beautiful journal were key in helping the Winter Ball committee achieve its mission, and terrific live and silent auctions were extremely successful as well. One highlight, certainly, was recognizing the NYJL’s two Outstanding Sustainers and five Outstanding Volunteers for their ongoing dedication to the NYJL’s vision. These women demonstrate the NYJL’s ideals of women both trained and eager to improve their communities. Winter Ball co-chair Ashley Ma said, “I applaud our Winter Ball committee members and leadership team, who worked tirelessly this year to create an elegant experience that celebrated our Outstanding Volunteers and Sustainers, while highlighting our community programs Performance of a Lifetime and Financial Literacy to represent the broader community work of the NYJL.”
To reminisce about this gala evening, check out Winter Ball’s coverage from Town & Country, The Examiner, Jones Magazine, CBS2 and others. And of course, visit Guest of a Guest to see the elegant gowns!