Junior League of Indian River celebrates local women at 6th Annual Woman of the Year

Standing, from the left: Donna Robart, Kelly Jean Hills, Moreen Burkart, Betsy Wengler, Kim Artlip, Kim Prado, Donna Clements, Sana Shareef, Lillie Harris, Stella Buckley, Jackie Savell, Ophelia Angelone, Jodi Harvey, Theresa Tolle, Megan Raasveldt. Seated, from the left: Cathy DeSchouwer, Jacqueline Zamora, Lindsay Bass, Angel Pietsch, Hannah Trodglen Hite, Carmen Noonan, Anne Lanier, Cindy Goetz, Elizabeth Sorensen. Not Pictured: Harley Campbell, Samantha Chabot


The Junior League of Indian River is proud to announce the nominees for the 2018 Woman of the Year. Twenty-five local women were nominated by their peers for the important impact they’ve had in our community. The 2018 Woman of the Year winner will be revealed at the luncheon taking place on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club (100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach). Tickets for the 6h Annual Woman of the Year luncheon are $100 and can be purchased online by April 11th at www.jlir.org.

The 2018 Woman of the Year nominees are:

  • Civic/Non-Profit Professional– Moreen Burkart, Donna Clements, Cathy DeSchouwer, Kelly Jean Hills, Hannah Trodglen Hite, Donna Lee Robart, Betsy Wengler
  • Rising Star – Stella Buckley, Harley Campbell, Samantha Chabot, Lillie Harris, Sana Shareef, Jacqueline Zamora
  • Business Professional – Ophelia Angelone, Kim Artlip, Megan Raasveldt, Jackie Savell, Elizabeth Sorensen, Theresa Tolle
  • Volunteer – Lindsay Bass, Cindy Goetz, Jodi Harvey, Kim Prado, Anne Lanier, Carmen Noonan, Angel Pietsch

Winners are chosen in each category, and the Woman of the Year is awarded to one of the category winners.

This year’s nominees are women who demonstrate high ethical standards, are recognized as role models, have a strong sense of community responsibility and are outstanding in their contributions within Indian River County.

“There are so many outstanding women who make extraordinary contributions to our community,” said event co-chair Avery Twiss. “The Junior League is honored to host this event every year, and we look forward to celebrating this year’s nominees.”

Funds raised from the event will support the Junior League of Indian River’s mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve communities through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, as well as ongoing local initiatives like Operation Prom and community impact projects held throughout the year. 

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities, tickets and additional event information can be found at www.jlir.org For questions, please email woty@jlir.org. 

About Junior League of Indian River

The Junior League of Indian River (JLIR) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Members of JLIR are astute business, community and family leaders who are poised and passionate about everything they do. The organization provides a forum that brings like-minds together and serves multiple functions.



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