Junior League of Miami to honor outstanding women

Local 10's Laurie Jennings will emcee awards luncheon

MIAMI – The Junior League of Miami is hosting its 18th Annual Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon.

The event is taking place March 8, beginning at 11 a.m., at Jungle Island's Bloom Ballroom. Local 10's Laurie Jennings is emceeing the luncheon.  

The luncheon will recognize a handful of South Florida women who exemplify the League's mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. This year's honorees are State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Tina Brown, Anita Uppaluri and Michelle Ramirez-Patricios. 

Since the nonprofit's purpose is exclusively educational and charitable, proceeds from the luncheon will support programs focused on women and children at risk, including INN Transition North (ITN) and INN Transition South (ITS), which provide transitional housing facilities and support for survivors of domestic violence.  

"Since our founding in 1926, the Junior League of Miami has been training women to become community leaders," said Deborah Koch, president of the Junior League of Miami. "Our members hail from diverse backgrounds and come together around a shared passion for making Miami a better place for all."

For more information about the Junior League of Miami and the Women Who Make a Difference Luncheon, visit http://www.jlmiami.org/fundraiser/wwmd/ or email WWMDChair@jlmiami.org.

About the Author:

Mayte Padron Cordones is an Emmy-award winning journalist and the director of WPLG's Community Relations Department, overseeing the station's outreach initiatives to benefit and strengthen the South Florida community.