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12th Annual Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon Presented By The Junior League of Miami

On Sunday, April 7, the Junior League of Miami (JLM), an organization of approximately 1,000 women dedicated to the empowerment of Miami’s women, children and families, will honor three women who exemplify the League’s mission, at the 12th Annual Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon.

(Photo courtesy of the JLM)

(Photo courtesy of the JLM)

This year’s honorees include: advocate for the visually impaired, Virginia A. Jacko; advocate for female victims of sex trafficking, Sandy Skelaney; and nationally recognized leader in juvenile justice, Wansley Walters.

The luncheon, emceed by Roxanne “Roxy” Vargas of NBC 6 News, will take place at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom, and will include an awards ceremony, silent auction, and VIP drawing with exciting prizes.

“We are excited to roll out the red carpet for this remarkable group of women who have dedicated their time, talent and resources to enriching the lives of women, children and families in the South Florida community,” says Katie Lane Arriola, JLM President. “Now in its 12th year, the Women Who Make a Difference luncheon has become a signature event for the Junior League of Miami. The League is committed to training members to be effective leaders within the community, and we are delighted to recognize a few of Miami’s most philanthropic role models each year.”

JLM sponsors community programs and grants that empower Miami’s women, children, and families. Most recently, JLM has supported community programs such as Camillus House, Chapman Partners,Power Lunch Literacy and Mentoring, Miami Children’s Hospital, Our Pride Academy, Inn Transition North, Inn Transition South, and “Paws to Read” Literacy Program. Fundraisers like the Women Who Make a Difference luncheon help to endow these community programs.

WHEN: Sunday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132
Ph. 305-400-7000

TICKETS: General admission, $85, VIP $150. Please purchase tickets here.

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