The 66th Annual NYJL Winter Ball

March 3, 2018

The NYJL Winter Ball is a special evening, bringing together NYJL volunteers, family, and friends to honor recipients of NYJL’s Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Award, the NYJL’s highest honor. The fundraising event also commemorates both the groundbreaking community service projects and the women volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to realizing the mission of the New York Junior League. With approximately 700 guests, this is the largest annual fundraiser for the NYJL, and its proceeds benefit the organization’s work in the community.

On behalf of the NYJL and the 2018 Winter Ball committee, we would like to invite you to:
The 66th Annual New York Junior League Winter Ball
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The Pierre Hotel

HonoreesAnnouncement Party | Winter Ball Events | Tickets | Support | Journal | Sponsors


Our Honorees

  • The Outstanding Sustainer (OS) and Outstanding Volunteer (OV) awards are the two highest honors that a NYJL volunteer can receive. Since the Winter Ball’s beginning in 1952, five Active volunteers – and beginning in 1962, one Sustainer and in 2004, two Sustainers – have been selected each year to receive this prestigious honor.
  • Our 2018 honorees are:

    2018 Outstanding Sustainers
    Nancy Houghton
    Wendy Wade

    2018 Outstanding Volunteers
    Mary Catherine Burdine
    Katie Cook
    Nicole Ferrin
    Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone
    Kim Essency Pillari 

OS & OV Announcement Party

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • The Astor House – 130 East 80th Street New York, NY
  • Please join the Winter Ball Committee for a reception announcing this year’s Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers! The Announcement Party recognizes the Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers publicly for the first time and is the traditional kick-off to a season of celebrating their work, culminating in a formal celebration at the Winter Ball on March 3, 2018, at The Pierre Hotel. Announcement Party guests will also enjoy the formal unveiling of the 2018 Winter Ball theme!
  • Announcement Party tickets – $65 Purchase Now

Winter Ball Schedule of Events

  • 6:30 p.m. Harriman Circle Benefactor Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
  • 8:00 p.m. Dinners, Awards Presentation, Live Auction
  • 9:30 p.m. Dancing and Dessert

Tickets & Tables

  • Please join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Pierre Hotel for a very special evening. Tickets for the 2018 Winter Ball are offered at three levels: Harriman Circle (VIP), Dinner, and Dessert & Dancing. Tables of 10 are available.
  • Harriman Circle tickets Purchase Now

    The Harriman Circle was established in honor of the vision of the NYJL’s founder, Mary Harriman. This exceptional group is comprised of NYJL volunteers, family, friends, and corporate sponsors who support the Winter Ball at the Benefactor level. Harriman Circle benefits include: a private pre-ball reception at the Pierre, an elegant four-course seated dinner, a VIP gift bag, and an exclusive VIP experience featuring reserved seating and a private bar during dessert and dancing. Harriman Circle members will be acknowledged on the Winter Ball invitation, below under “Supporters,” and in the souvenir journal distributed to dinner guests the night of the ball. (Tickets must be purchased prior to Wednesday, December 6, 2017, for donor name to appear on the invitation and journal.) • $750 (must be purchased by 5:00 p.m. on February 23).

  • Dinner tickets Purchase Now

    A Dinner ticket includes reserved seating for an elegant four-course dinner and a Winter Ball gift bag. • $500 Advance Purchase (must be purchased by 5:00 p.m. on February 16).

  • Dancing & Dessert tickets Purchase Now

    Dancing & Dessert tickets include admission to the event from 9:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. • $250 (must be purchased by 5:00 p.m. on March 2).

  • Table of 10 Purchase Now

    A table includes 10 dinner tickets for an elegant four-course dinner. • $7,500 (must be purchased by 5:00 p.m. on February 23).


Our Fundraising success would not be possible without the support of corporate sponsors, underwriters, in-kind donations, and benefactors.

  • We also invite you to support the 2018 Winter Ball and our community work in the following ways:
  • Underwrite Donate now

    Guests are invited to support the charity event through underwriting.

  • Gifts-in-kind Donate now

    Donate to our Winter Ball auctions and support the NYJL’s fundraising efforts.




Strengthening the families of the greater New York area.

The New York Junior League 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. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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