GC Resident To Be Honored By Junior League
Garden City resident Susan Gammage Munn will be among the volunteers honored by The Junior League of the City of New York, Inc. (NYJL) when it celebrates 104 years of community service during its annual Winter Ball on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m., at the New York City landmark, Cipriani 42nd Street. This year’s theme is The Orient Express. Proceeds from the event support the NYJL’s projects for New York City women, children and families in four areas of community need: family life skills, healthy foundations, cultural enrichment of youth and domestic violence.
Honoree and NYJL volunteer Judith S. Giuliani will be introduced by Barbara Walters, award winning reporter and television personality.
Mrs. Giuliani is a Managing Director of Changing Our World, Inc., a national fundraising
Seven NYJL volunteers will be honored for their exceptional service to the community: Barbara Willmarth Callahan, Sarah Hewitt, Margaret S. Scott, Elizabeth Knight Sweeney, Jephtha Tausig-Edwards, Derval M. Whelan and Garden City resident Susan Gammage Munn.
Susan Munn, Garden City High School Class of 1982, is Executive Vice President of Treasury and Fixed Income Sales at Reuters America, Inc. She is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College and serves as a Leadership Gifts Chair for her class. She credits her NYJL leadership and Board training with enabling her to chair the Reuters Charity Committee for the Americas where she is responsible for reviewing grant applications and the Americas Representative of the Reuters Centenary Fund. Locally, Ms. Munn serves on the School Board of St. Joseph School. She and her husband Douglas Munn and children Caroline, age 5 and Campbell, age 3 reside on Hilton Avenue. Ms. Munn is the daughter of John and Carol Gammage, Wellington Road, Garden City.
Ms. Munn’s volunteer leadership roles, including her current position on the NYJL Board of Managers as Vice President of Membership highlight a career focused on member satisfaction and initiatives that have helped build the NYJL into New York City’s leading volunteer corps.
More than 750 guests are expected to attend the black tie gala, which will begin at
7:00 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a seated dinner and dancing with the “New York Minute” of the world famous Alex Donner Orchestra.
The New York Junior League, a charitable non-profit organization of trained women volunteers, has been a leader in identifying and responding to unmet community needs for over a century. Over 2,800 volunteers collectively donate over 250,000 hours of service each year to better the lives of New York City women and children. Through direct service, collaborations with other community organizations and advocacy, the NYJL provides a positive force for change within the communities it serves. For further information please visit www.nyjl.org.