Junior League of Indian River celebrates local women at 7th Annual Woman of the Year Event


Standing l-r: Karen Franke, Katie Toperzer-Mori-serpa, Allison Falana, Dr. Fran Adams, Dr. Katie Nall, Brenda Bradley, Cathy Durrett-Filusch, Jerusha Stewart, Teri Bell. Kendra Cope.

he Junior League of Indian River is proud to announce the nominees for the 2019 Woman of the Year. Local women were nominated by their peers for the important impact they’ve had in our community. The 2019 Woman of the Year winner will be revealed at the luncheon taking place on Wednesday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Clubhouse (4755 S Harbor Dr., Vero Beach). Tickets for the 7th Annual Woman of the Year luncheon are $100 and can be purchased online through Eventbrite, link is available on the Junior League of Indian River’s homepage, www.jlir.org

The 2019 Woman of the Year nominees are:

·         Civic/Non-Profit Professional – Renee Boesch; Jenny Davis; Allison D. Falana; Dr. Katie Nall; Jacque Petrone; Jerusha Stewart

·         Rising Star – Katie Alerte; Grace Dooley; Isabel Ernst; Katie Toperzer; Elizabeth Zoltak

·         Business Professional – Kendra Cope; Karen Franke; Christina Klingler; Laura Laporte; Michelle D. Napier

·         Volunteer – Dr. Fran Adams; Brenda Bradley; Marybeth Cunningham; Cathy Durrett-Filusch; Mori Serpa

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.  “We’re so proud to honor these inspiring women who contribute to our community,” said event co-chair Avery Twiss. “It is such a privilege for the Junior League 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 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 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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