The NJWC Woman of the Year Awards honor exceptional women in our community and celebrates 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 Womans 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.

The 2019 Woman of the Year Awards dinner was held at Mesón Sabika,1025 Aurora Avenue in Naperville, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 6:00 pm. It was a heartwarming evening of celebration as we recognized and honored all of our Woman of the Year nominees and finalists!

Congratulations to our 2019 NJWC Woman of the Year, Emily Erickson Ory!

THANK YOU to our Presenting Sponsor for their generous $1000 sponsorship of this event!!

THANK YOU to our Award Sponsor for their generous $500 sponsorship of this event!!

Thank you to our Media Sponsor – Glancer Magazine!

Glancer Magazine has graciously given their support as our Media Sponsor. Huge thanks to Glancer, for their amazing community spirit and for always supporting The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club!!

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