women-of-the-year

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Women of the Year honorees, Community Award Winner Jacqueline DeGarmo, and President’s Award Winner J. Lynne Biery!

For 71 years, The Junior League of Stark County has honored two very deserving women volunteers for their contributions to voluntarism and leadership in Stark County.

Nominated by fellow volunteers and prior Women of the Year honorees Sally Efremoff and Barbara Fordyce, Community Award Winner Jacqueline DeGarmo is being honored for her long standing commitment to voluntarism as the founder of the Stark County Area Broadband Task Force Team, serving on the board of the United Way of Stark County, serving on the Advisory Board of Kent State University at Stark, and serving on the board of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, plus involvement in several additional nonprofits.

Nominated by Jennifer Anderson, Executive Director of the Louisville Area YMCA, President’s Award Winner J. Lynne Biery is being honored for her unwavering dedication to and leadership of initiatives meant to positively impact the Louisville Area YMCA.  In addition to helping to lead a number of capital campaigns over the years, Lynne served as original board member of the Louisville Y and was one of the first women to serve on the board of the Central Stark County YMCA.  Lynne is also involved in United Way and a number of other organizations, but where she has made the most significant mark is through her work at the Y. 

The Junior League of Stark County will celebrate the achievements of both Jackie and Lynne at a luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 3rd at the Corporate University and Conference Center at Kent State University at Stark. Jacqueline and Lynne will receive guests starting at 11:00am, with the presentation and lunch set to begin at 11:25am. Tickets are $35 per person. To purchase tickets, please click here. *Please review the event description before purchasing tickets for meal choices and seating requests.

If you would like to contribute to the JLSC endowment fund in honor of this year’s Women of the Year honorees, you may do so here. Please indicate Jackie or Lynne’s name in the comment section.


Community Award Winner Jacqueline DeGarmo with Maria Heege, President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Stark County

President’s Award Winner J. Lynne Biery with Jennifer Anderson, Executive Director of the Louisville Area YMCA and Michelle Biery, daughter-in-law

 
For a full list of past winners click here