51st Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

11:30 am- 1:30 pm. Check-in starts at 10:45 am. Villa Ragusa in Downtown Campbell.


The Junior League of San Jose (JLSJ) is excited to host the 51st Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Villa Ragusa in Downtown Campbell. The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon (VRL) celebrates voluntarism while recognizing individuals in our community who have generously given their time, energy and skills to improve the lives of others. 

We have reached out to the larger Santa Clara County area and called for nominations of individuals who have made a positive impact on the schools, agencies and organizations that serve our community. A panel of judges will consider the following factors in selecting outstanding volunteers:  


All nominees will be recognized at VRL and will receive a “Certificate of Appreciation.” Ten of the nominees will receive special recognition for their outstanding volunteer efforts and be recognized at the event with a professionally produced video, an elegant etched Tiffany & Co. Crystal Bowl and a $500 stipend for their nominating agency. In addition, one individual will be honored with the “Voluntarism at its Best” award, and his or her nominating agency will receive an additional $1,000 stipend.


2020 Crystal Bowl Winners

Julie Smiley, Centre for Living with Dying program of Bill Wilson Center
Sue O’Reilly Cronin, Centre for Living with Dying program of Bill Wilson Center
Linda Mitchell, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Pauline Vogl, Citizen Schools California
Celine Wang, Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC)
Melissa Guerrero, Las Animas School
Eileen Hunter, OnRoute22
Kirsty Duncan, OnRoute22
Harbir Bhatia, Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends
Stephanie Palmer, Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Michele Huntzinger, Stand Up For Kids


Sponsorships are currently available for the Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels. For more information on becoming a VRL sponsor, click here.

For more information, please email VRL@JLSJ.ORG


The Junior League of San Jose is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.