New York, New York (October 23, 2014) — The New York Junior League (NYJL), one of the largest women’s non-profit volunteer organizations in New York City, announced Brooks Brothers, the country’s oldest clothing retailer and an American icon, is a corporate sponsor for the 2014-2015 fundraising year. The 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. The organization boasts more than 2,600 volunteers who donate more than 250,000 hours of service every year.
In making the announcement, NYJL President Stacey Lawrence Lee said, “We are honored to partner with Brooks Brothers as our newest corporate sponsor. Brooks Brothers and the New York Junior League share a long history of serving the New York City community and with this sponsorship, the New York Junior League will be able to further advance our volunteer work throughout Manhattan.”
Brooks Brothers will host the NYJL Fall House Tour kick-off reception on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at their flagship store at 346 Madison Avenue. At this special shopping event, guests will enjoy a 15 percent discount on Brooks Brothers’ purchases and the store will make a donation to the NYJL equal to 10 percent of the evening’s sales. Admission for the event is complimentary for all Fall House Tour ticket holders and shopping-only tickets are available for non-House Tour guests. The NYJL House Tours are devoted to showcasing New York City’s prestigious and luxurious residences, while highlighting architecture, art, history, and the exquisite style of interior design.
Additionally, Brooks Brothers will host NYJL members and guests for an in-store shopping event on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 for which Brooks Brothers will be donating additional proceeds to the NYJL.
“Brooks Brothers is proud to partner with the New York Junior League on the kick-off of the 20th Annual Fall House Tour,” said Brooks Brothers Regional Vice President, North East Kathryn Knight-Wise. “The New York Junior League and Brooks Brothers share a common vision for supporting the health and well-being of women and children, and we also share a long history here in New York; Brooks Brothers was established in 1818 and the New York Junior League established in 1901.”