Denim & Diamonds

The Denim & Diamonds Benefit Gala is a celebration of the Junior League’s efforts in the community as well as the accomplishments of two special women and a local organization, all of whom share our mission of building a better community! Proceeds from this Annual event support the mission and work of the Junior League of Poughkeepsie to better the lives of women and children in our own Community. The Annual Gala has successfully completed their 7th year, and we are looking forward to continuing this signature event and ringing in the Junior League of Poughkeepsie’s Centennial Celebration in 2019!

Some of the Past Women of the Year include:

  • Diane Cicatello, MD, Developmental Pediatrician at CareMount Medical Group and Junior League of Poughkeepsie
  • Julia Pagones-Kammerer, Public Relations Supervisor at CareMount Medical, 40 Under 40
  • Margaret Hirst Nelson-LCSW-R, of Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health and the JLP
  • Marjorie Smith-Esq., former Special Victims Unit Bureau Chief of the Dutchess County District Attorneys Office
  • Nancy Miller,Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, Cuneen-Hackett Arts Center, and the JLP
  • Karen Kosack, Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Susan Moore, Dutchess County SPCA and JLP
  • Janelle Styles,  Anne Piccone Enterprises, the Millbrook Educational Foundation, and the JLP
  • Randi Petrovits, Blacktop Maintenance Corp., Vassar Brothers Medical Center Foundation, and the JLP
  • Rev. Luader Smith, House of Hope
  • Maureen Kangas, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
  • Julie Goldfischer, Premier Cares Foundation and the JLP

Some of the Past Organizations of the Year include:

  • The Silver Starlites
  • Rocky Strong
  • Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
  • The ARC of Dutchess
  • Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley