Junior League Salutes Members Who Are Athena Award Finalists

Of the 11 finalists named for the upcoming Athena Awards, to be hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches on Friday, Sept. 25, three are members of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, an all-women’s volunteer organization celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.

Sarah Cohen, a JLPB board member and Palm Beach Gardens resident, has been nominated as an Athena Young Professional Leadership Award Finalist. Melissa McKinlay, a Wellington resident, JLPB member and a Palm Beach County commissioner, and Roberta “Robi” Jurney, a Palm Beach resident, Quantum House CEO and former JLPB president, are up for the Athena Leadership honors.

“We are so proud of our Junior League of the Palm Beach members that are Athena finalists,” JLPB President Julie Rudolph said. “Athena Award nominees are established leaders and mentors who assist women in reaching their full potential. They demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, and they provide valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community.”

Since 1941, JLPB has been an integral part of the community. JLPB has nearly 700 members that dedicate more than 3,000 hours every year supporting more than 20 nonprofit partners.

“The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is always looking for women who have a passion for improving their community,” Rudolph said. “Our members include community leaders, executives, mothers, professionals and volunteers from diverse backgrounds all dedicated to making a difference in Palm Beach County and promoting volunteerism.”

For more information on how the Junior League is making an impact locally, visit www.jlpb.org or call (561) 689-7590.