The NJWC Woman of the Year Awards honor exceptional women in our community and celebrate their contributions and achievements to Naperville through business or philanthropic endeavors. All profits from this event will support the NJWC Michelle LaFrey Fregoso Scholarship Program, which annually awards scholarships to deserving Naperville District 203 or 204 seniors.

An advocate for education, Michelle was not only a longtime member of the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club and dedicated volunteer, she was also the Director of Communications for District 203 at the time of her passing in May of 2018. We were honored to be a small part of her short but brilliant life, and it is our hope and intention that her legacy of service will live on through these scholarship awards.