Junior League Gala

Since 2016, the Junior League of Grand Rapids has held an annual gala. The gala provides a platform to celebrate the achievements of the League’s community programs while inspiring guests to further our efforts through philanthropy. Each year the gala honors a sustaining member for her legacy of service to the League and the community. Past honorees include the late Deb Bailey, Judy Frey, Pat Waring, Louise “Punky” Edison, Susan K. Jones, Diana Sieger, and Amy Knape. 

The Junior League of Grand Rapids is pleased to announce Kim Rossi as the 2024 Gala Honoree.

Kim Rossi, a devoted and active member of the Junior League of Grand Rapids, is celebrated for her unwavering commitment to the League’s mission and dedication to community service. With a strong passion for philanthropy, and a heart for making a difference, Kim joined the Junior League of Grand Rapids in 1987 and served as the League’s 71st President. Her leadership and tireless efforts have left a lasting mark on the League earning her the Sustainer of the Year award in 2017.

In addition to her involvement with the League, Kim’s impact on the community is demonstrated through her dedicated service to the East Grand Rapids Public School District. Kim’s commitment to education and youth development is exemplary, being awarded the EGR Community Volunteer of the Year award in 2014. Her enthusiasm for both the Junior League and East Grand Rapids Public Schools underscores her enduring commitment to making her community a better place for all. While recognizing Kim for her accomplishments and influence, the Gala will provide the Junior League of Grand Rapids a platform to showcase our work in the community inspiring guests to further our efforts in support of our mission.

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