2018 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Junior League of San Jose is excited to present the 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at Villa Ragusa on Tuesday April 17, 2018, during National Volunteer Week.

The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) brings together over 500 community members to celebrate voluntarism while recognizing individuals who generously give their time, energy, and skills to improve the lives of others.

All 100+ nominees will receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” at the event. In addition, the Crystal Bowl Winners will be recognized at the event with the following:

  • Professionally produced video of honoree and nominating agency
  • Etched Tiffany & Co. Crystal Bowl
  • NEW THIS YEAR – $500 stipend for nominating agency
  • One award recipient will receive an additional $1000 stipend for nominating agency

Congratulations to the 2018 Honorees: 

Crystal Bowl Award Winners

  • Anne Marie Knapen-Asnong – JW House
  • Michele Cabania – StandUp For Kids
  • Gavin Coffing – Friends of the Willow Glen Children’s Theatre
  • Cindy Faulkner – Rotary Club of San Jose
  • Magesh Jayapandian – United Way Bay Area
  • Anika Kumar- Notre Dame High School San Jose
  • Phil Mastrocola – Grace Baptist Church
  • Judy & Julie Paulson – Via Services
  • Joyce van Reis – Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
  • Sylvia Vizcardo – County of Santa Clara Self Help Center/Family Law Facilitators Office

Members’ Choice Award Winner

  • Negisa Taymourian – Cisco Connected Women

Kaiser Permanente Thriving Volunteers Award Winner

  • PACT: People Acting in Community Together

Event Information:


You are cordially invited to the Junior League of San Jose’s 49th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) on April 17, 2018.

Click here to purchase tickets no later than April 9, 2018. $40 per person. If you want to purchase a table of 10, you will need to enter 10 in the quantity field.

Time: Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m.  Lunch will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Event Location

Villa Ragusa – 35 South Second Street, Campbell, CA 95008


Directions from 280 North or South

Take 17 South towards Los Gatos/Santa Cruz

Exit Hamilton Avenue and make a right

Turn left onto Winchester Boulevard

Turn left onto Campbell Avenue

Stay to your left

Turn right onto South Second Street

Villa Ragusa is located on the right hand side


Parking Garages are located on Second and First Streets

For further information, please contact VRL@JLSJ.ORG.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors: 



Avista Productions

The Warmenhoven Family Foundation


Laura and Max Duganne

MacHouse Productions

VRL Committee


Dawn and Kevin Akeroyd

Bored Dog Productions

Jennifer and Mike Cretella

Michelle & Gary Fisk

Constance Ledna, VP Mortgage Consultant, Union Bank Residential Lending

Meghan MacAskill, The Wild Bloom Studio Photography

Leann Sirkin, Flair Design + Photography

Andrea and Joe Thomas

Uyesugi Dental


Catered Too

Diana Gilbert

JLSJ Board of Directors

JLSJ Management Team

Sabrina Martire

Cathleen and Steve Stugard


The Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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