Little Black Dress, a ladies night out organized by the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), was a mix of fun, fashion and fundraising to support JLOSH’s community programs.
300 women, many of whom were not JLOSH members but friends, guests, sponsors and prospective members, enjoyed an evening of music, hors d'oeuvres, a luxury tricky tray auction, a big-win raffle and a fashion show on Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Hilton Short Hills. Together with generous support from corporate sponsors, local retailers, and community members, the funds raised by JLOSH’s Little Black Dress event raised over $20,000, which will support the Junior League’s charitable programs aiding women and children in need.
“We truly appreciate everyone who supported this fundraiser and made it a success, whether they attended the event or made a donation,” said JLOSH President Kat Eklund. “Next year marks the 100th anniversary of JLOSH. For nearly a century, the women volunteers in our organization have tackled critical needs in our community. By supporting us, we can continue our tradition of developing the potential of women and improving the lives of women and children in our community.”
JLOSH is grateful for the generous support of this year’s Event Sponsors. Silver Sponsors are Arlene and Thomas Gonnella of Weichert Realtors, and Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors. Patrons of the League are Lois Schneider Realtor, Katherine Eklund and John Gerbino. Friends of the League are Avellino Custom Masonry, Barnabas Health, ShopRite of Springfield, Smythe Volvo, Summit Medical Group, and the Jordan Family. JLOSH is also grateful to Me2Roo Fashion Designer and JLOSH Sustaining Member Maggie Zembruski for hosting the Fashion Show, which featured fashions from Robyn Ross of South Orange, NJ and J. McLaughlin of Summit, NJ.
Every year, JLOSH members work together to tackle critical needs of women and children in the communities of East Orange, Orange, South Orange, West Orange, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Short Hills and Springfield.
Founded in 1913, JLOSH reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins. Its purpose is purely educational and charitable. To learn more about JLOSH, visit our website at www.JLOSH.org or visit us on Facebook.